Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can affect your skin, joints and other internal organs in the body. Autoimmune disorders occur when the body’s immune system is dysregulated and attacks normal healthy tissue instead. Did you know that there is a systemic form of lupus...

Skin cancer screening is a comprehensive review of a patient’s skin for early detection of suspicious-looking lesions. Early diagnosis of skin cancer is imperative. In the case of melanoma, early detection may potentially save your life. Skin surveillance is also a form of cancer screening for...

It is well known that COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 virus) causes symptoms such as fever, sore throat, dry cough and shortness of breath. Not much has been reported with regards to if, and how, COVID-19 affects the skin except for a few sparse case reports in the...

The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping across the globe. Unfortunately, this causes many people to experience psychological stress on an unprecedented scale. We have been forced into a lockdown situation where we may not leave our houses – not only for our own health and safety, but more importantly to prevent passing on the virus to those with compromised immune systems...

On 7 April we very appropriately commemorate the World Health Organistion’s World Health Day. It is an annual celebration, but this year we specifically recognise the vital role that nurses and midwives play in keeping the world healthy. The world’s attention is rightfully focussed on...