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Prostatitis: diagnosis, treatment and prevention
April 22, 2014 1:00 am

Prostatitis: diagnosis, treatment and prevention

One of the most common reasons why young and middle-aged men consult an urologist, prostatitis affects five to 10 per cent of men of all ages, with those between the ages of 30 and 50 years considered at most risk.

Hepatitis C: counting the cost
April 8, 2014 1:00 am

Hepatitis C: counting the cost

A viral disease that leads to inflammation of the liver, hepatitis C was long considered incurable. Today, thanks to the introduction in 2011 of highly effective medications that directly act on the virus, a cure is now a reality.

The best for baby and you
April 1, 2014 1:00 am

The best for baby and you

Many women who have delivered a child by Caesarean believe they are fated to deliver any more babies they may have the surgical rather than the natural way.

The Damocles' sword of the executive world
March 25, 2014 1:00 am

The Damocles' sword of the executive world

Climbing to the top of the corporate ladder requires hard work and commitment and those who get there often find themselves looking at the more junior executives in their offices with a strong sense of envy.

Oh, my aching back
March 18, 2014 1:00 am

Oh, my aching back

One of the most frequent complaints and the fifth most common reason for seeing a doctor, back pain can lay low even the hardiest individual.

HIV, 30 years on
March 11, 2014 1:00 am

HIV, 30 years on

One of the deadliest diseases to have affected man in recent history, Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome or Aids is generally considered to have originated in west and central Africa more than a century ago though it wasn't until the early...

Preventing |premature birth
March 4, 2014 1:00 am

Preventing |premature birth

About 10 per cent of all pregnancies result in premature birth, exposing the infant to serious complications and sometimes death.

Keeping still can kill
February 25, 2014 1:00 am

Keeping still can kill

The days where intense physical labour led to premature ageing and a low life expectancy faded into oblivion long ago, at least in the developed world, and the pendulum has swung the other way, though sadly with much the same outcome.

Acute liver failure in chronic liver disease
February 18, 2014 1:00 am

Acute liver failure in chronic liver disease

In a series of articles last year, we looked at liver disease and explained how, in the majority of cases, the chronic stage this is likely to prove fatal to the sufferer.

Nutrients like the alpha-lactalbumin in breast milk
February 18, 2014 1:00 am

Nutrients like the alpha-lactalbumin in breast milk

A child's health for his entire life is pretty much mapped out in the first 1,000 days - from conception to two years.