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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...

Shortness of breath, is it significant?

Shortness of breath is a feeling experienced when one cannot breathe well enough. Clinically, it is called dyspnea. Normally we breathe without having to...

Scoliosis

By Oumie Gaye Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve to the side. Scoliosis causes the abnormal curvature of the vertebral column. It...

The things we should know about anaemia

Anaemia is a condition in which there is a deficiency in the size or number of erythrocytes or a decrease in the amount of...

Urinary tract infections? We got you covered!

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), is an infection in which microorganisms enter through the urethra and travel up to the urinary tract. They are caused...

Cholesterol: the good, the bad and the ugly

 By Fanta Fofana Cholesterol isn't just something that sits in your body like fat around your waist. It's carried through your bloodstream as well. Cholesterol...

Hepatitis B: the unnoticed virus living amongst our population

 By Fanta Fofana Hepatitis B, also known as Serum Hepatitis, is a virus that causes liver disease. This virus can cause lifelong infections, scarring and...

The importance of regular health checkups

It's time to take charge of your health. There are a number of excuses that we use to avoid getting health check-ups - We are...

The common childhood infections

To all parents, here is all you need to know about infections affecting  your children Many diseases that appear during childhood or adult life may...

The benefits of physical activity:

first step is awareness Our body is the vessel we use to accomplish any number of things in life. We use it either physically by...

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IEC to decide divided NCP’S fate soon

By Omar Bah The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Alieu Momarr Njai has confirmed to The Standard that the commission will very soon decide...

Seedy Njie claims 70% of Gambians support Barrow

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Police deny freeing a Mauritanian ‘paedophile’

Poliso magazine Reference to a post by online Newspaper What's On-Gambia dated Saturday 10th August with headline '' Cheikh is worse than America's R Kelly!''...

Omar Jammeh wins 2019 youth excellence award

Omar Jammeh has been named winner of The Stone Circle's Youth Excellence Award (YEA) 2019. The award is given in commemoration of the International Youth...