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PNEUMONIA: The child killer

By Maimuna Jatta Background The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates that pediatric pneumonia kills 3 million children worldwide each year. These deaths occur almost exclusively...

Deafness

Hearing loss, deafness, hard of hearing, hearing impairment (a term considered derogatory by many in the community), is a partial or total inability to...

Acute renal failure

By Ebrima Jobarteh The human body is a sophisticated compound of organs that function collaboratively to run its day-to-day routine. Organs such as the brain,...

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver as a result of a virus particularly one of the five hepatitis virus-A, B, C, D or...

What are fibroids?

UTG Medical Students’ Association Women have an organ in their reproductive system called the uterus or womb, where the unborn baby is kept until delivery....

Hypertension in pregnancy

UTG Medical Students’ Association Hypertension is a chronic medical disorder characterized by persistent elevated blood pressure of greater the 140/90 mmHg. These readings are a...

Why do people do the things they do?

By Bakary Touray I had an English teacher at high school who always tells us, human beings are thinking beings. Meaning human beings are...

Hypoglycimia (low blood sugar)

By Jariatou Mary Jallow The human body is designed to regulate the elements that are needed for its normal function. Amongst the elements essentially needed...

Mental health

By Maimuna Jatta The growing number of mentally unstable youths walking the streets of The Gambia is ringing an alarm bell of emergency. It has...

Podagra (gout), a painful swell

By Ebrima Jobarteh The human body is designed in a way to control the levels of all the elements that are needed for it to...

Asthma

Asthma (from a Greek word which means “panting”) is a chronic airway disorder that is sometimes fatal and can cause significant impairment of daily...

Breast feeding and its importance

By Fanta Fofana I was inspired to write this piece after watching a news report on the reasons why breast-feeding is unpopular in China. It...

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