Lupus – Understanding the Mysteries

Lupus – Understanding the Mysteries

Imagine feeling all of your energy sapped suddenly, and no strength to walk up a single flight of stairs. Imagine not being able to carry your groceries or get out of the bathtub. That was Margaret Corbin’s experience. At age 54 then, she just thought that her body was telling...

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Aboriginal People of Canada & Type 2 diabetes PREDISPOSITION

Aboriginal People of Canada & Type 2 diabetes PREDISPOSITION

The word “Aboriginal” includes all First Nation, Metis and Inuit people, according to the Constitution Act of 1982. You may have heard other names, including “Indian”, “Native”, and “Indigenous”, but these have different meanings to different people. To some, these words do not properly represent the huge variety of cultures...

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Blacks and Latinos Skin – Razor Bumps

Blacks and Latinos Skin – Razor Bumps

Afro –textured hair grows in a tiny spring-like, corkscrew shape, fewer actual hair shafts compared to straight hair, this texture appears (and feels) denser than its straight counterparts. Shaving the hair on  head and face too close causes pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB), or ingrown hairs or razor bumps. The inward-curving hair...

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Glaucoma: the “sneak thief of sight”

Glaucoma: the “sneak thief of sight”  BY Dr Sheeza Ali Different ethnic groups have a different predisposition to ailments. People of African descent have a higher risk of developing primary open-angle glaucoma and it tends to affect them earlier and more severely than people from a European background.  In an...

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FIRBROIDS

FIRBROIDS

FIBROIDS Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths of the uterine muscle occurring in 30-40% of women. They usually range in size from as small as a pea to as large as a grapefruit. The study of fibroid remains the subject of research but genetics is an important factor the condition being more...

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