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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are first responders to a healthcare emergency.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).
Breastfeeding is a natural and the safest way of nourishing an infant. The benefits of breastfeeding are plenty for both mother and baby.
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions.
Normal growth and development of the child are dependent on four cornerstones: nutrition, protection from environment, essential health care and love.
CFMS is the provision of healthcare to patients of sexual assault, domestic violence and other violent acts.
Cigarettes contain more than 4,000 chemicals, many of which cause cancer and heart disease.
The first sign of dimentia is usually the gradual loss of mental abilities such as thinking, remembering, reasoning or planning.
Depression is a common mental disorder, characterised by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.
Eating healthy can significantly reduce a number of diseases for e.g. the risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, etc.
Antenatal and Postnatal care consist of prenatal (before birth) and postnatal (after birth) healthcare for expectant mothers. It involves treatment and training to ensure a healthy pregnancy, labour and delivery for mom and baby.
Eye care is the prevention or treatment of eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and others. By protecting your eyes you will reduce the chances of blindness and vision loss.
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Walking, jogging, cycling and swimming amongst other forms of exercise is the natural way to curb health risks.
Being overweight increases health risks.
A pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes.
Pregnant women need to be concerned with what is best for their babies and will need to evaluate their diets, exercise and lifestyles.
A person is classified as Hearing Disabled when the individual is deaf, and/or profoundly hard of hearing
"Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer.
HPV is a common virus that can infect both men and women and could eventually cause cervical cancer later in life.
Immunisation is an important method of disease prevention. it is important to immunise the baby because it prevents the spread of disease and protects infants and toddlers against dangerous complications
Influenza A is an infection virus that affects the respiratory system.
Learning disability refers to an inability to learn in a typical way, and can be due to a number of different reasons.
Malaria is a life-threatening disease that is caused by parasites carried by anopheles mosquitoes.
Measles is a highly infectious virus infection of the respiratory system.
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Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
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Physically disabled people have a physical impairment which has a substantial and long term effect on their ability to carry out day to day activities.
Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that invades the nervous system.Children younger than 5 years old are more likely to contract the virus than any other group.
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Regular brushing and preventative dental care helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Rabies is a preventable disease caused by a virus that affects the brain and lead to death of the person or animal involved.
The purpose of Forensic Pathology Service (FPS) is to investigate of the cause of any unnatural death or sudden unexpected death. FPS is required to keep statistics on trends and these statistics are used in prevention strategies for unnatural causes of death.
Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder characterised by distortions in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and behaviour.
The School Health Programme is a health assessment, screening and intervention initiative for learners in Grade R,1, 4, 8 and 10.
Sexually transmitted infections are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact.
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TB is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs.The bacteria can destroy parts of the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.
Typhoid fever is a contagious bacterial disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi.
Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of epidemic prone diseases that are caused by several distinct families of viruses