South Africa has the fourth highest fatalities due to rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the world, approximately 1 600 cases per year. RHD affects mainly children and young adults in low income communities in developing countries. Poor living conditions, overcrowding, poor nutrition and lack of healthcare contribute to the severity and spreading of RHD.
Is your child struggling to read or remember numbers and does he or she squint in bright sunlight and bump into things regularly? Have your child's eyes tested before you consider a potential learning problem.
Although certain aspects of stem cell technology and use have caused a lot of controversy, these miracle cells produced in and by our own bodies are priceless and, medically speaking, worth their weight in gold! Here's why…
Have any of your relatives had health problems that tend to run in families? Which of these problems affected your parents or grandparents? Which ones affect you or your brothers or sisters? Which problems might you pass on to your children? After mulling over these questions you might decide, like Angelina Jolie, on genetic testing to determine the probability of having inherited a genetic disorder.