Your period and anaemia – what you should know

Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anaemia. Anaemia can happen suddenly or sneak up on you over months, leaving you feeling exhausted, fatigued and weak. Anaemia happens when there is a lack of red blood cells in the body. Blood loss is a common cause, and menstruating women are especially prone to anaemia. In fact, anaemia caused...

Doctors can now print a new cornea in 10 minutes

These days, medical advances seem to be happening in the blink of an eye. Now, British scientists report they have created human corneas using 3D-printing technology. The researchers said they hope this breakthrough will one day ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. Human corneas are now in short supply. Startling statistics There are 10 million people around...

Massage your way to constipation relief

Constipation is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. The condition is characterised by difficult bowel movements and passing hard, painful stools. Anyone can suffer from constipation, and with treatment the condition usually passes within a few days. Constipation is commonly treated with laxatives. However, misusing laxatives can lead to an imbalance of electrolytes and...

7 ways to manage hypertension during Ramadan

Hypertension patients that have been declared fit by their physicians may use the following tips to help them participate in the fast. Hypertension (high blood pressure), also known as the "silent killer",  often has no warning signs with many sufferers unaware that they may have developed it over a period of time. If you have high...

Newer epilepsy drugs may be safer during pregnancy

Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does Women who take the new epilepsy drugs levetiracetam and topiramate during pregnancy don't run the risk of harming their infant's mental development, British researchers report. But the commonly prescribed anti-seizure drug valproate was linked with lower IQs in children,...