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Identify Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? This is a group of developmental disorders characterised by difficulties in communication and social interaction. The degree of severity varies with ASD regarding different behavioural manifestations.

Beroep op Minister van Gesondheid oor behandelingsprotokol van MDR-TB

Groter duidelikheid is nodig oor die standaardprosedure vir die behandeling van multiweerstandige TB (MDR-TB) wat die pasiënt se gehoor kan aantas en selfs heeltemal doof maak. Só sê die Nasionale Raad van en vir Persone met Gestremdhede (NCPD) in reaksie op ʼn onlangse verslag in ʼn prominente Sondagkoerant oor die newe-effekte van die standaardbehandeling op individuele pasiënte, en teenstrydighede oor die risiko’s wat dit inhou.

What you should know about TB

March marks the month of tuberculosis (TB) awareness, specifically in South Africa with its high prevalence among our population. The World Health Organisation has stated that TB has been the leading cause of death and disability for many years.

Gevalle van demensie neem wêreldwyd toe

Na aanleiding van die Wêreldgesondheidsorganisasie se verslag dat daar wêreldwyd sowat 50 miljoen mense is wat demensie het, en bykans 10 miljoen nuwe gevalle elke jaar voorkom, meen baie gesondheidsowerhede dat gevalle van demensie regoor die wêreld besig is om toe te neem.

Hoe weet jy of jy ’n gehoorprobleem het?

  Gehoorverlies is ’n algemene probleem wat saam met die ouderdom kom. Omtrent die helfte van alle persone bo 75 sukkel met gehoorverlies. Gehoorverlies het dramatiese gevolge op die lewe van die bejaarde en dra dikwels by tot eensaamheid. Ongelukkig is gehoorapparate soms baie duur en het bejaardes nie die fondse om dit te bekostig…

TB: What you should know

March marks the month for the awareness for Tuberculosis (TB) specifically in South Africa with its high prevalence amongst our population. The World Health Organisation has stated that TB has been the leading cause of death and disability for many years. TB is a severe contagious bacterial infection which can attack various parts of the…

Children and otitis media

Otitis media is an inflammation of the middle ear – the most common cause of hearing loss in children. The sooner parents recognise that their child may have an ear infection or a hearing loss, the sooner they can get intervention. Signs that your infant or toddler may be experiencing an ear infection are: •…

Do you know what to do if your child is choking?

  Familiarising yourself with what actions to take could be lifesaving   While choking in children is not something you can necessarily prevent, knowing what action to take during a choking incident could save a life.   This is according to Dr Hennie Smit, who recently attended to two-year-old Reuben Botha who was rushed to…

Know more about mental health in the work place – ER24

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day was Mental health in the workplace. During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace… Photo: mentalhealthy.co.uk Tuesday 10…

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