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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
About 10 per cent of all pregnancies result in premature birth, exposing the infant to serious complications and sometimes death.
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.
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.
A child's health for his entire life is pretty much mapped out in the first 1,000 days - from conception to two years.
Most women of child-bearing age have some kind of vaginal discharge, usually a clear mucous-like substance that turns whitish or yellow when exposed to air