Definition Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver, commonly caused by a viral infection, but can also be caused by alcohol abuse, toxins, and drugs. There are five main viruses that cause [...]


Cholera is an infectious disease commonly associated with severe watery diarrhoea. If not treated promptly and adequately, victims die from the disease within hours. Cause and Transmission [...]

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. The virus has four different types. Infection with one type usually gives lifelong [...]

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever, also referred to as enteric fever is an acute (short onset) bacterial disease. It’s highly infectious but affects humans only. Cause The fever is caused bacteria (Salmonella typhi [...]


Obesity is a  condition in which excess fat accumulates in the body. Commonly, this results in weight gain. The combined effects of the two conditions present various health problems leading to [...]

Marburg Virus

What’s Marburg? Marburg virus disease (MVD) commonly known as Marburg, was formerly referred to as Marburg haemorrhagic fever. It is a severe and highly infectious viral disease. What causes [...]

Low Back Pain – Lumbargo

Low back pain varies from mild to severe pain or discomfort in the lower back. The pain can be acute (sudden and severe) or chronic if it has lasted more than three months. What causes low back [...]

World Blood Donor Day

The world recognizes Blood Donor Day on June 14, each year. This year’s World Health Organization (WHO) theme is “Safe blood for saving mothers” It focus is on awareness and timely [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer originates from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Men can get breast cancer, too, but they account for [...]