Health

Interview with: The Village Shrink

Interview with: The Village Shrink

We recently sat down with Mthetho Tshemese, a Certified and Practising South African psychologist. While in private practice, he often appears on television shows, speaks at conferences, is involved in the creative industry, is very active on twitter, and was recently appointed by the Deputy President to the South African National AIDS Council’s Trust. He more…

You’re giving me fever… FEVER!!

You’re giving me fever… FEVER!!

This has to be one of the commonest presenting symptoms in a general medical practice. It also seems to be a mother’s common source of anxiety. There is not a day that goes by where I don’t have to educate a mother of a small child when is a high temperature worrisome. This is also more…

A Champion in Child Cancer Awareness

A Champion in Child Cancer Awareness

Debora Lolonga is trying to help African parents recognise and deal with child cancer. Black Diamonds online spoke to her. DL: I was born in Lubumbashi, in Democratic Republic of Congo but I went to France when I was two years old. I spent my childhood in Grenoble, a town in the South-east of France. more…

Its Burnout Season

Can you believe December is around the corner? Well, in case you haven’t noticed, season’s greetings decorations are up and we have started attending year end functions. Although this is traditionally meant to be a happy season, this is not true for a large number of people. It is the end of a long working more…

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer Mention of the word “cancer” normally puts people in a panic. A feeling of impending doom overcomes many. A diagnosis of cancer is not a light one and should be taken seriously. However, people should be cautious with such diagnosis as it has many implications once made. What is cancer: The body is more…

Frankly speaking…

I have been cracking my head wondering what to write this month. Truth is, I am not a winter person. Everything in my life literally freezes. My brain is no exception. So I finally decided to settle on a “light hearted topic”. I have decided to let you in on what doctors gossip about during more…

‘Tis the season to be sneezing…

by Dr Lerato Masemola Winter happens every year without fail. And with it comes the dreaded “flu”. This year “the flu season” started early with what seemed to be never ending rains in March bringing cold weather prematurely. Here is what you need to know about colds and flu so you are better prepared to more…

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