Category: HIV/AIDS

Disease is not selective

It seems more and more recently that celebrities are being struck down with various disease – I have a sneaky and sad suspicion that pharma and medicine is using this for their own good. What better way to get the masses on board to buy their wares and believe the hype if idols are spruiking their lies in desperation? Like Magic Johnson who arguably … Read More Disease is not selective

TB – one of the most mismanaged illnesses globally

Today is a painful one for my family. We lost someone so special to us it changed our lives forever when he left us. Not the least because it was needless. Yet thanks to red tape it was unavoidable. The void in our lives now can never be filled and it is only made more painful because it is happening every single day. TB, … Read More TB – one of the most mismanaged illnesses globally

Bell’s Palsy – accidental or a warning of things to come?

Bells’ palsy affects less than 1% of the population and has a number of causes – all of which are treatable and preventable. And no, it’s not a drug treatment nor can it be prevented by a vaccine. Usually affecting people between 15 and 60 years of age, it can be triggered by a virus, diet or be a precursor to a stroke. Bell’s … Read More Bell’s Palsy – accidental or a warning of things to come?

Known medication side effects

From a young age, I was aware of side effects of the different medications I had been exposed to. Having heard my parents talk of the loss of a baby with deformities thanks to thalidomide, some of my earliest health memories were the fears discussed on a regular basis. By age 6 I’d already suffered a cardiac/respiratory arrest due to the side effects of … Read More Known medication side effects

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