Leprosy: It’s treatable, it's curable

A patch lighter than the colour of your skin or nodules or plaques which may be skin-coloured……don’t ignore them, for they may be the first signs of leprosy. Leprosy, that feared and dreaded disease since Biblical times when those who contracted it were isolated in colonies and had to ring a bell if they approached the town or the village is not what it was, MediScene learns.

‘Ouch! My stomach really hurts’

Chronic and recurrent abdominal pain is common in children and adolescents and may occur in up to 9 to 15 percent of all children. Chronic pain is defined as pain that has been present for at least three months. Recurrent abdominal pain is defined as three or more episodes of pain that are severe enough to limit a child's activity or school attendance over at least three months.
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