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0 28 September 2016

Cervical cancer is caused by an infection related to a common virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) this virus is caught during sexual activity including intimate skin contact. Condoms do not offer total protection. Cervical cancer of the cervix (the ‘neck’ of the womb) .And unlike some other cancers, it is not a condition dependent on family history, because it is caused by a viral infection. Cervical cancer can affect all sexually active women of all ages, not just older women. Up to 80% of women will be infected by HPV at some point in their life. Not all HPV infections cause cancer, and although most of them clear naturally, some can lead to cancer. You can help to prevent the cause of cervical cancer by getting vaccination or going for regular cervical screening. It is recommended that you should start screening when you reach 25 years of age, and continue to do this every 3 years. Young girls and women between 9 and 55 years of age can benefit from being vaccinated against the cause of cervical cancer.

0 16 September 2016

Pneumococcal diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia and ear infection are caused by bacterium Streptococcus pneumonia. Some of these diseases can be serious especially in children. The bacteria that cause pneumococcal diseases are carried in the mouth and nose of healthy children and they can be passed on to other children by touch or by coughing. Vaccination against pneumococcal infections is now available. Vaccines are very successful in reducing the number of cases of pneumococcal disease. They may not protect your child from all pneumococcal infections, pneumococcal infections, but will substantially reduce their chance of contracting one. Different pneumococcal vaccines are available.

0 14 September 2016

Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is an infectious disease caused by the influenza viruses that affects birds and mammals. The most common symptoms of the disease are chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort. Although it is often confused with other influenza-like illnesses, especially the common cold, influenza is a more severe disease than the common cold and is caused by a different type of virus. Influenza may produce nausea and vomiting, particularly in children. Flu can occasionally cause either direct viral pneumonia or secondary bacterial pneumonia. Influenza is transmitted through the air by coughs or sneezes. Influenza can also be transmitted by direct contact with bird droppings or nasal secretions, or through contact with contaminated surfaces. Influenza viruses can be inactivated by sunlight, disinfectants and detergents. As the virus can be inactivated by soap, frequent hand washing reduces the risk of infection. Vaccination against influenza with influenza with an influenza vaccine is recommended for high- risk groups, such as children and the elderly, or in people who have asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or are immune- compromised

0 16 June 2016

HEPATITIS A Hepatitis A means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis causes jaundice. Jaundice is the yellowish coloration of the eye and the skin. Hepatitis makes people feel extremely weak and ill. It can cause pain, diarrhea and vomiting. With age, the disease becomes more severe and dangerous. Vaccination is the most effective way to reduce hepatitis A incidence. Vaccination increases the body immunity against the disease. Therefore, the vaccine protects children from 1 year onward and adults for a long time against hepatitis A. Hepatitis A virus is easily transmitted by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. Neglecting hand washing after visiting the toilets or infected person can all result in spreading infection from one person to another. HEPATITIS B Hepatitis B is an infectious illness caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) which infects the liver and causes an inflammation called hepatitis. Originally known as ‘serum hepatitis’, the disease has cause epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa. Transmission of hepatitis B virus results from exposure to infectious blood or body fluid such as semen and vaginal fluids. Mother to child infection is major route of infection in endemic (mainly de

0 26 May 2016


0 30 March 2016

HPT Most of the time there are no symptoms of hypertension, unless a patient visit their health care providers. Hence, people easily develop kidney and heart diseases without knowing they have a high blood pressure. CAUSES OF HYPERTENSION. Primary cause of hypertension (when there no specific cause)

  • The older you get the higher the chances.
  • Family –history of high blood pressure
  • High intake of salt in the food
  • Lack of exercise
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Drinking large amount of alcohol
  • Stress

Secondary causes of hypertension (there is an underlying causes)

  • Kidney diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Narrowing of blood vessels
  • 0ral contraceptives pills
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal changes

HYPERTENSION This is the force against the walls of the blood arteries. Blood pressure is recorded in two numbers.

  • Systolic pressure- the pressure when the heart beats, records on top.
  • Diastolic pressure- the pressure when the heart relaxes in between beats.
  • The normal bl

0 30 March 2016


0 16 March 2016

THE SKIN skin1 Functions

  • Provides efficient protection against mechanical disturbances, infections and hazardous substance
  • Acts as a sensory organ
  • Helps regulate temperature
  • Prevent excessive fluid loss and absorption
  • Acts as an immune organ to detect infections etc.
  • Reduces harmful effect on UV radiation
  • Helps in the production of vitamin D

  BURNS skin2 A burn is an injury that is caused by heat, radiation. Chemicals or electricity Causes

  • Nearly half of several burns and scalds occur in children aged under five years. About half of these accidents happens in the kitchen, with scalds from hot liquids being the most common.
  • Many accidents involve the child reaching up and pulling on a mug or cup of hot drink. Others common causes include children falling of climbing into

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0 4 March 2016

Prostate CancerCancer is abnormal growth of cells. Prostate cancer is cancer that forms in the prostate organ. The prostate organ is part of the male reproductive system that is responsible for the production of fluid that enriches and protects the sperms. The prostate is located immediately below the bladder and just in front of the bowels. CAUSES • There is no special cause, but there risk factors associated with it: • Age-more common in men above 50 years. • Diet-especially fat rich diet. • Smoking • Family history SYMPTOMS There are no warning signs of early prostate cancer. Once a tumor causes the prostate gland to swell, or once cancer spreads beyond the prostate, the following symptoms may happen: • A frequent need to urinate, especially at night • Difficulty starting or stopping of urine • A weal or interruption urinary stream • Leaking of urine when laughing or coughing • Inability to urinate when standing up • A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation • Blood in urine or semen CALL YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER IF: • You have trouble urinat

0 24 February 2016

Water left stagnant in the pipes of showers can be contaminated with germs that become airborne when the shower is turned on. If a shower has not been used for some time, it should be left to run at a hot temperature for a few minutes before use. Thorough cleaning is important in preventing the spread of fungal infection. Molds can live on floor and tiles and on shower curtains. Mold can be responsible for infections, cause allergic responses, deteriorate or damage surface and causes unpleasant odors. Primary sites of fungal growth are inanimate surfaces, including carpets and soft furnishing. Air borne fungi are usually associated with damp conditions, poor ventilation or closed air system. Cleaning of toilets and hand wash facilities is important to prevent odors and make them socially acceptable. Social acceptance is important part of encouraging people to use toilets and wash their hands Things to remember Good personal hygiene is one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves and others from many illness, such as gastroenteritis allergies. Wash your hands regularly, especially before preparing or eating food after going to the toilet. Personal hygiene One of the effective ways we have to protect ourselves and others from illness is good personal hygiene. The means washing your hands, especially, but also your means being caref