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Posted on Jul 27, 2020 |

Haemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) Test

Haemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) Test

What is HbA1c? Haemoglobin A1C is a blood test that helps the doctor estimate average blood sugar level for the past 2 to 3 months. Other commonly used names for...

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Posted on Jul 12, 2020 |

FAST FACTS ON CHILDHOOD ARTHRITIS

FAST FACTS ON CHILDHOOD ARTHRITIS

Arthritis developing in children below 16 years of age is called Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). The word arthritis means joint inflammation; “arth” means joint...

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Posted on Jul 8, 2020 |

World Thalassemia Day

World Thalassemia Day

The normal haemoglobin molecule has a haem surrounded by two pairs of globin chains. The types of globin are called alpha (α), beta (β), gamma (γ) and delta (δ). HbA,...

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Posted on May 25, 2020 |

World Multiple Sclerosis Day

World Multiple Sclerosis Day

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system acts on one’s own central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It mainly damages the myelin...

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Posted on May 3, 2020 |

World Asthma Day 2016

World Asthma Day 2016

Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways, which carry the air in and out of the lung. The airways in asthma become inflamed, narrow, swell and produce excess...

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