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Ovaries

13 February 2019 - Dr. Haroon  Khamisa

There are two ovaries in all human females and are an essential part of the female reproductive and endocrine systems. The ovaries are made up of a nu

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Postpartum Depression

13 February 2019 - Dr. Fatima Hansrod

Pregnancy and motherhood are thought to be the most beautiful time in a women's life. Unfortunately for some women it can be marred by anxiety and dep

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Do you have Polycystic ovarian syndrome?

13 February 2019 - Dr. Jayeshnee Moodley

Do you often miss your periods? Are you struggling to lose weight despite exercising and eating well? Are you conscious of excessive hair growth and a

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Health Benefits of Fasting

13 February 2019 - Dr. Ismail Abdullah

The month of Ramadan is upon us again; and so is the daily supplication to God through the ritual of fasting from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is a won

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Hypertension In Pregnancy

13 February 2019 - Dr. Jayeshnee Moodley

Pregnancy is a wonderful journey in a womans life. Most women have uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries, however there are a subset of women who a

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Fever. Friend of Foe to your child

13 February 2019 - Dr. Leana van Dyk

Fever is one of the most common presenting symptoms in any child and the cause of up to 20% of all consultations in children. Through the years, we ha

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Parenting a newborn - Common problems and what to expect

13 February 2019 - Dr. Leana van Dyk

Expecting a baby can often be an overwhelming experience. It takes much preparation. Parents read many books on what to expect. They prepare for the d

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Obesity in Children

13 February 2019 - Dr. Mardeyah  Bassier

If obesity in South African children continues to increase at the current rate, 3.91 million school children will be overweight or obese by 2025. - Th

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Eye health

13 February 2019 - Dr. Michael  Djan

The month of October is recognised globally as eye awareness month and this period draws attention to how precious these two organs really are. Flawle

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Tuberculosis in Children

13 February 2019 - Dr. Michelle  Roos

In 1882 the German physician Dr Robert Koch discovered that Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a slow growing bacteria inside the human body. He announced

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Matters of the Heart - What is rheumatic heart disease?

14 February 2019 - Dr. Muhammad Chevaan Hendrickse

Heart awareness is one of the key steps in the detection, diagnosis and management of heart disease. September is Heart Awareness Month' and we put th

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Asthma

14 February 2019 - Dr. Mugammad Taib  Ismail

Dr MT Ismail is a qualified Paediatrician who has an extensive amount of experience in care of well and sick babies and kids. His special interests ar

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What is Bladder Infection ( Cystitis)

14 February 2019 - Dr. Naseem Aziz

Bladder infection is a type of urinary tract infection, also called Cystitis. Normally urinary tract is free of bacterial growth; bacteria from the re

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Neurology - the face of the future

14 February 2019 - Dr. Pearl  Thomas

Among the medical disciplines, Neurology is usually considered the most arcane of fields and is often the most misunderstood. The public often asks q

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Common Pregnancy-related Skin Problems

14 February 2019 - Dr. Shafeeqa Fakir

Skin-related conditions in pregnancy can be classified as either physiological (hormone-related); pre-existing (present before pregnancy) or those con

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Sleeplessness Can Be Put To Rest

14 February 2019 - Dr. Shaheen Kader

For many people, enjoying a good night's sleep is but a pipe dream. Instead of being whisked away to dreamland when tucking into bed and sleeping soun

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What is Haematology?

14 February 2019 - Dr. Shahroch Narhwar

Haematologists are physicians specialized in haematology (study of blood diseases) Their routine work mainly includes diagnosis and treating patient

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, are these tics of the mind?

14 February 2019 - Dr. Surayah Zardad

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the more prevalent psychiatric disorders that often goes unrecognised and hence untreated. It can be ext

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Pertussis

14 February 2019 - Dr. Naeema Sheik

What is Pertussis? Pertussis is a bacterial infection caused by the organism Bordatella Pertussis. This organism releases toxins causing the airway li

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Cancer and the role of blood stem cell transplantation in South Africa

14 February 2019 - Dr. Shahroch Narhwar

More than one hundred thousand South Africans are diagnosed with cancer every year (globally 14 million people). Globally cancer kills more people tha

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Excessive Sleepiness: What you should know

14 February 2019 - Dr. Tony  Tom

We all feel tired sometimes and catching a quick nap may sound like the right thing to do. But then, when you're in the middle of some exciting conver

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Article on Allergies

14 February 2019 - Dr. Thulja Trikamjee

What is an allergy? An allergy occurs when your immune system is sensitive to, and therefore reacts on exposure to a foreign substance.

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Lets talk Food Allergies!

14 February 2019 - Dr. Thulja Trikamjee

The world is seeing a dramatic rise in allergic diseases, and we are literally finding ourselves in the midst on an allergy epidemic. This means that

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Pacemakers

14 February 2019 - Dr. Vernon Freeman

Some years ago when the matriarch of a well educated family needed a pacemaker implant, I began to understand how little is known about the subject in

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Parenthood - A Life Begins...

14 February 2019 - Dr. Vuyelwa  Singata

The experience of childbirth and parenthood is an unknown adventure ,which results in major changes in ones life and family. All parents worry abo

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Management of pain in labour

14 February 2019 - Dr. Aneeqah Hendricks

Labour and delivery is a time of intense pain, which is often influenced by the psychological, emotional, social, cultural and physiological state of

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What Are Cysts & How Are They Treated?

18 February 2019 - Dr. Haroon  Khamisa

There are two ovaries in all human females and are an essential part of the female reproductive and endocrine systems. The ovaries are made up of a nu

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Diabetes: What You Need To Know

18 February 2019 - Dr. Jashira Naidoo

Diabetes mellitus is an increasing global public health problem characterised by beta cell dysfunction and insulin resistance. The prevalence of diabe

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