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Microbiological assessment of water quality and prevalence of waterborne diseases in rural areas of Masaka, Rwanda
Waterborne diseases represent substantial global burden of disease and children under the age of five are more susceptible to these diseases compared to adults. The aim of this study was to determine the microbiological ...
The effect of various pillow types on cervico-thoracic and forward head posture in young adults
Correct neck support is required during sleep to align the spine and maintain neutral posture, and to immobilise the joints in the neck which would allow the cervical paraspinal muscles to relax (De Laittre, 1974; Ambrogio ...
The core stability, club head velocity and ball carry in golfers with and without low back pain : a comparative study
The core stability, club head velocity and ball carry in golfers with and without low back pain – a comparative study. Objective: The aims of this study was to establish whether an observable difference exists in the ...
Experiences of Fast Queue health care users in primary health care facilities in eThekwini district, South Africa
Background: Comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC), based on the principles of accessibility, availability, affordability, equity and acceptability, was introduced in South Africa to address inequalities in health service ...
A prospective, epidemiological pilot study to investigate the level of knowledge of homoeopathy and its contextualization in pharmacy front shop assistants in the KwaZulu-Natal area
It was my perception, after having worked in the Complementary and Alternative Medicines Industry, that the knowledge and understanding of homeopathy by retail providers, was poor. Considering that pharmacies also sold ...
A description of the utilisation of the partograph by midwives in the public hospitals in the Umgungundlovu district, KwaZulu-Natal
Introduction High maternal, perinatal and under-five morbidity and mortality are some of the formidable development challenges in Africa. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that worldwide, as many as 1500 women ...
A comparative study of Hahnemannian and radionically prepared potencies of Natrum muriaticum using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
The aim of this study was to compare the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectra of homoeopathic potencies prepared according to the orthodox Hahnemannian method with those produced with Radionic instrumentation. Metho ...
The role of psychosocial risk factors on the prevalence of low back pain amongst Grade 12 learners in public schools in the greater Durban area
Background: Low back pain (LBP) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal condition experienced by human beings and the most common cause of disability in developed nations. Psychosocial factors, involving aspects of social ...