The Status of Nurses – Present and Future

The focus of nursing care is persons as individual, family, groups, communities and populations. There is a synergistic relationship among persons, nursing, health, and environment. Nursing began, simply enough, as a

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The Importance of Reproductive Health in Society

Introduction Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not only the absence of disease or infirmity in all matters relating to the reproductive system.

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Cancer Outline and the Importance of Cancer research

Introduction Cancer is a collective name given to related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues. It can

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NSAIDs and Cardiovascular Disease: Minimising the Risks

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain relief can generally, safely be used; however, they may cause harm in some people. In fact, some studies have revealed that all NSAIDs, except aspirin in low

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Healthy habits that strengthen your immune system: What you need to know

Most people try to stay as healthy as possible. While you can’t control your own immune system, one can take simple steps to boost your immune system. In fact, it

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Mental Illness Stigma and Reducing its Negative Impact

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses

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The Status of Doctors – Present and Future

According to the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, South Africa is currently facing a doctor and nurse shortage due to a lack of funding. Responding in a recent parliamentary

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World Patient Safety Day

No one should be harmed in healthcare! On 17 September 2020, the World Health Organization arranges World Patient Safety Day. The theme for this year is “Health Worker Safety: A

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GERD / GORD Awareness

Dealing with the belching, burning, nausea and chest pain caused by acid reflux is no fun. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease is a condition in which contents of the stomach (gastric acid)

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World Aids/HIV Day

HIV is a virus that attacks cells in the immune system (the body’s natural defence against illness). The virus destroys a type of white blood cell in the immune system

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