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...

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...

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...

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...