ADHD

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER: ADHD All of us can remember from our school days the person in our class who seemed to cause the most disruptions: getting up and walking up and down the aisles, replying to questions with completely irrelevant answers, and...

Probiotics together with Antibiotic treatment

The human body is inhabited by millions of bacteria that are immensely important to human health. They live mainly in the lower gastro intestinal tract, but also on the skin, in the lungs and other parts of the body. The Intestinal microflora is mainly made up of...

Aesthetics – Hyaluronic Acid

What is it actually? Big, scientific word coming up here, but hyaluronic acid “is a glycosaminoglycan, similar to those naturally found in skin,” says John. Glycosaminoglycans help moisturise skin by keeping water in, but as we get older, the amount of...

MAPP

MAPP is a natural oral alternative for the treatment of pimples and bad skin. MAPP reduces redness, skin inflammation and diminishes the appearance of ugly spots by reducing sebum production. Available in intensive and maintenance packs at M-Kem Medicine City More...

A word on Complementary Health by Mr M

Complementary Health encompasses vitamins, minerals, antioxidants as well as herbal products, so-called natural products and homeopathic items. Many products contain a combination of the above or are available as single entities, usually in more concentrated...

Omegas

Which Omega's? Omega 3 and omega 6 together make up a group of important unsaturated fats in our body, called essential fatty acids (EFA's). Essential meaning they are vital for our body to function, but our body cannot make them, so they must be included in our diet....

Vaccinations are for everyone

Babies are vaccinated soon after birth. After six weeks they attend a clinic (i.e. M-KEM’s Baby Clinic) where they receive a series of 3 sets of vaccines, 4 weeks apart, as determined by the states EPI programme or by the private paediatricians. At 9 months, the very...

The Immune System

The immune system is the "guardian" of our health. It is an amazing constellation of responses to attack on the body by unwanted viruses, bacteria and free radicals (pathogens). This defense system works initially by preventing the pathogens from entering the body in...

Sexuality Is A Reality

Whether we like to believe it or not, sexuality influences our lives to a great extent. In the pharmacy, especially in M-KEM's Women's Health Clinic, pharmacists and nursing sisters deal with the norm as well as the problems associated with sexuality such as...

Medicating For Flu

Winter will soon be upon us and unfortunately with the change in climate comes 'flu', bronchitis and other associated illnesses. For those compromised individuals who have not yet had their 'flu' vaccinations I suggest that it's not too late. 'FLU' Vaccines are...

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