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What to do if you suspect a loved one may be having a stroke

What to do if you suspect a loved one may be having a stroke

Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty … Time to call 10177. Act FAST, you are seeing someone having a stroke. A stroke occurs when a portion of the brain does not receive adequate blood supply and is unable to function. Stroke is regarded as an acute syndrome. It is a major cause of death, rated as the third leading cause of death globally.

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Chronic Shoulder pain in Overhead Athletes

Athletes participating in all overhead sports such as swimming, tennis, cricket and javelin classify as overhead athletes. Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (SIS) is a condition commonly encountered in overhead athletes, resulting in longstanding and chronic shoulder pain, which worsens during repeated overhead activity.

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The Precursor of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the leading cancer affecting women in South Africa, and the world. The latest CANSA statistics revealed that, 1 in every 26 women are at risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in South Africa. According to projected statistics, the risk of developing cancer, and specifically breast cancer, will increase by 78% by 2030.

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What is Mesenteric Adenitis?

What is Mesenteric Adenitis?

Mesenteric adenitis (or mesenteric lymphadenitis) is a condition that more frequently affects children and young people, however cases have been reported in adults. It causes inflammation and swelling in the lymph nodes within the tissue called the mesentery, which connects the intestines to the abdominal wall.

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