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NEWS

SMOKERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO LOSE THEIR TEETH

Gum disease is a common reason why adults lose their teeth, and smokers are more likely to develop gum disease.

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DID YOU SAY HALITOSIS?

Halitosis or chronic bad breath is an unpleasant odour that comes from bacteria in your mouth.

Good oral hygiene habits can prevent halitosis.

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LISTERIOSIS OUT BREAK

Listeriosis is a serious, but treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. The bacteria is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water and vegetation. Animal products and fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables can be contaminated from these sources.

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EBOLA FACTS

Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe and often fatal illness, with a fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most dreaded diseases. However, the infection is only transmitted by direct ontact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people.

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VIEWS

DENTAL ANXIETY

Dental anxiety and fear of the dentist are very common. Those with dental anxiety often avoid going to the dentist and therefore develop serious oral health issues due to untreated dental problems.

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DENTAL SEALANTS

A dental sealant is a plastic material that a dentist applies to the cheweing surfaces of the child's back teeth (premolars and molars).

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BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY

Tooth decay in babies and toddlers is often called baby bottle tooth decay. Baby bottle tooth decay most often seen in the upper front teeth but can affect other teeth as well.

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TOOTHBRUSHES AND TOOTHBRUSHING

Even though we have been brushing and flossing our teeth for years and years, many of us are surprised to learn that we are not doing it properly.

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CHILDREN'S TEETH

As a parent, you play an important role in your child's dental healthcare. From providing a healthy diet to brushing their first tooth all the way to their very first trip to the dentist.

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YOUR LIFE HIV WELLNESS PROGRAMME

People with HIV are entitled to live normal, productive lives, free from discrimination or misunderstanding. With advances in medical research, HIV infection and AIDS need no longer be considered as a death sentence, but rather a chronic manageable infectious disease. Every person needs to take care of his/her body and health.

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DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD... OR DAMAGE IT'S CONTENTS!

But if you do, find out how to manage a head injury in our helpful article.
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HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR LIFESTYLE?

Are there small changes that could make all the difference to your general wellness this year?
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SET YOUR GOALS FOR 2019

Let's make it our healthiest year ever! This is the first of a series of articles focusing on overall health and well-being.
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MEN'S HEALTH

When it comes to health care, some men are reluctant to admit that growing older does come with health risks.
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WORLD HEART DAY

Heart disease and strokes remain leading causes of death worldwide.
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DIABETES AND MEN'S HEALTH AWARENESS

It is possible to reduce the risk of diabetes by living a healthy lifestyle.
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WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH: MONITOR THE BASICS

Too many women and children die from preventable causes each year.
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5 DRUG AWARENESS TIPS

Addiction can happen to anyone, of any age, under any circumstances.
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NHI

The Minister of Health published the draft National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill on Thursday, 8 August 2019. The Minister plans to implement the Bill in phases, to be operational in 2026.
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