4 05, 2022

Rotavirus

By |2022-05-04T09:17:21+02:00May 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

RotavirusRotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea in infants and young children worldwide.If you look at a rotavirus through a microscope, the Rotavirus has a round shape.  The Latin word for wheel is “rota,” and this is how the [...]

1 04, 2022

Teenage pregnancy

By |2022-04-01T06:18:29+02:00April 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Teenage pregnancy Medical risks and realities Most teenage girls don't plan to get pregnant, but many do.  Teen pregnancies carry extra health risks to both the mother and the baby. What is teenage pregnancy? Teenage pregnancy is when a [...]

15 03, 2022

Norovirus

By |2022-03-15T11:33:19+02:00March 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Norovirus Norovirus is the term for a group of viruses that causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea. It is a highly contagious virus. People of all ages can get infected and sick with norovirus. You can get norovirus illness many times [...]

2 02, 2022

Don’t delay cancer screening

By |2022-02-02T14:28:37+02:00February 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Don’t delay cancer screening Create a future without cancer. The time to act is now. 4 February each year is World Cancer Day.  World Cancer Day is an initiative by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).  UICC is [...]

12 01, 2022

Adenovirus

By |2022-01-12T13:44:19+02:00January 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Adenovirus Adenoviruses are common viruses that typically cause mild cold- or flu-like illness. Adenoviruses can cause illness in people of all ages any time of year. What is an Adenovirus? Adenoviruses are a family of DNA viruses that are [...]

6 12, 2021

Gestational diabetes

By |2021-11-29T15:26:23+02:00December 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Gestational diabetes Did you know that gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that develops during pregnancy? What is gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)? Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is diabetes diagnosed for the first-time during pregnancy (gestation).  Like other types [...]

5 11, 2021

Monitoring of TNF blocker therapy

By |2021-11-05T12:10:39+02:00November 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Monitoring of TNF blocker therapy Today, patients living with chronic inflammation and inflammatory disease have newer treatment options available of more selective medicine that goes beyond broad immunosuppressive treatments, for example, TNFα blockers. What is a TNF blocker? TNF [...]

28 10, 2021

Chronic inflammatory diseases

By |2021-10-29T07:03:53+02:00October 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Chronic inflammatory diseases Did you know that inflammation is part of the body’s defence mechanism and plays a role in the healing process? Short-term (acute) inflammation is essential for healing, but long-term (chronic) inflammation is a factor in various [...]

14 06, 2021

Placental growth factor (PlGF)

By |2021-06-15T08:30:18+02:00June 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Placental growth factor (PlGF) What is PlGF and why is it important? Placental growth factor (PlGF) is a protein-coding gene that plays a key role in angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, in particular during embryogenesis. Angiogenesis is the development of new blood [...]

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