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Diabetes Mellitus

The Silent Killer

Peptic ulcer disease

By definition, a peptic ulcer is an open sore or raw area in the lining of the stomach or intestine. A gastric ulcer occurs in the stomach and a duodenal ulcer largely occurs in the first part of the small intestine and rarely in other parts of the small intestine.

Tobacco smoking – The facts

The use of tobacco in all its various forms is escalating without boundaries. Smoking-related deaths are mainly due to cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart disease.


A stroke usually occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food and this is either due to fact that the blood supply is blocked or a blood vessel within the brain ruptures.


The deadly preventable disease

Overweight and obesity (Cont’d)

Preventive measures

Overweight and obesity

Obesity implies an excess storage of fat in the body. It is the commonest eating disorder worldwide.

Introducing the Medical Students’ Health Corner

Health secretary, UniGamsa

Efforts to Roll Back Malaria Intensify (As Distribution of Over 1...

The efforts to push or roll back Malaria in The Gambia are currently intensifying with the distribution of over one million Long Lasting Insecticide treated bed-Nets (LLINs) across the country commencing in Upper River Region. ..

Health Minister Says ‘Trust Bank is Unique’ As ‘The Gambian Bank’...

As part of its good corporate citizenship initiatives, Trust Bank, dubbed 'The Gambian Bank' has extended its largesse to The Gambia's only psychiatric hospital, Tanka Tanka, at Salaji...

Gamcotrap concerned about anti-FGM rhetoric

The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices, known by its acronym Gamcotrap has raised concern about the recent anti-FGM rhetoric saying, “For those of you in The Gambia who have been following the recent radio developments, an anti-government policy rhetoric regarding FGM was being propagated against anti-FGM advocates using Islam to justify the practice.”...

Progress made in reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission HIV but…

The officer overseeing prevention of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Banjul has said that The Gambia has made progress in reducing mother-to-child transmission rate in The Gambia but added that more resources are need to eliminate MTCT...
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