Gardasil 9

Gardasil 9 The GARDASIL 9 vaccine protects against cancer and disease caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It protects you against 9 types of HPV, concentrated into a little injection syringe. HPV is a virus that can be categorised into 2 major groups. One group that causes cancers and a another group that causes warts or papillomas. There are over a hundred strains of HPV and they are each given a designated number eg HPV 6 or HPV 16 or HPV52. Now, HPV strains that cause warts will NOT cause cancers and HPV strains that cause Cancer...

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Ouch!!!!! That joint bloody hurts……is it GOUT?

What is Gout? Gout is a painful condition that develops in some people who have chronically high blood levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia). Not everyone with high uric acid levels develops gout. Generally up to two-thirds of individuals with hyperuricemia never develop symptoms. The symptoms of gout result from the body’s reaction to deposition of these uric acid crystal in our bodies. Uric acid crystals have a tendency in deposit themselves in joints hence joints are the most commonly affected part of the body. The crystals however can...

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Zika Virus – What you need to know

What is Zika? Zika is a type of virus. Zika virus is closely related to the dengue virus. Like dengue Zika is also spread mainly through mosquito bites, Aedes mosquito. Zika has occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Since May of 2015, there has been an outbreak happening in Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The virus has also been found in Thailand, Australia, the United States  and China. Most of the infection has happened to people who have travelled to countries where the virus is found. What are...

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