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Diabetes Mellitus

DIABETES MELLITUS Our focus this week is on Diabetes Mellitus, which is a very common problem, but very few people know about it. It is a condition in which the body fails to produce sufficient amounts of insulin, a chemical that regulates blood sugar (glucose) levels. As a result sugar builds up in the blood […]

Understanding Epilepsy

Understanding Epilepsy What epilepsy is? The equivalent of the word epilepsy in Shona is pfari or izithuthwane in Ndebele. “Epilepsy” describes a tendency to recurrent seizures or ‘fits’. This results from the disturbances in the normal electrical activity of the brain. The nature of the fit will depend on the part of the brain first […]