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Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis.

Diagnosis and medical management

1.1 Background

Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is defined as a continuing inflammatory

disease of the pancreas characterised by irreversible morphological

changes, often associated with pain and with the loss of exocrine and/or

endocrine function which may be clinically relevant. (1) Alcohol is the

predominant cause of CP in the Western world, and is particularly

prevalent in South Africa (2) (Table I). Changing patterns of alcohol

consumption and the availability of more sensitive diagnostic tests have

led to the conclusion that CP is even more prevalent than previously


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The Key Benefits of Prostate Massage Therapy For Men's Health

Regular exercising and maintaining a healthy diet are considered the two most significant issues that lead to a healthy body. This is true for both males and females.

However, there exists one routine that is exclusive for males. This is prostate massage. It is a procedure which will cleanse the interiors of your prostate gland. This is actually the target of this article: the key benefits of prostate gland massage for men's health.

It is known as prostate gland milking or prostate therapeutic massage as the milking refers to the act of exciting the prostate gland and taking out its content. The milk alludes to the white substance or the ejaculate. You can undertake it by your

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Editor's choice | Reuters.com

Hu Hushen, a 78 year old former miner, breathes using a nasal cannula for oxygen supply outside his room at Yangjia Hospital in Wuyi County, Zhejiang Province, China October 19, 2015. Hu was diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, a disease caused by the...more

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hu Hushen, a 78 year old former miner, breathes using a nasal cannula for oxygen supply outside his room at Yangjia Hospital in Wuyi County, Zhejiang Province, China October 19, 2015. Hu was diagnosed with pneumoconiosis, a disease caused by the inhalation of dust, in 1976 and stopped working the same year. Hu has needed a constant oxygen supply for past five years. At Yangjia Hospital in a remote corner of China's eastern Zhejiang province, sufferers of dust lung spend much of their time hooked up to oxygen to treat lungs Psychologist in Fourways ravaged by work in a local mine, since shut down. Once equipped with high-tech machinery and 150 staff, the hospital has suffered from falling numbers and a lack of funding. Dust lung, also known as pneumoconiosis, affects an estimated 6 million workers in China. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj


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Top 10 Investment Companies

Companies and media firms such as Forbes and Fortune 500, tend to form lists of the top 10 and the best 10 companies based upon some concrete arithmetic analysis and figures. This following list is however, the output of an analysis on the basis of several facts and factors which includes, the opinion of the people, investments offered, mother companies, acquisitions, projected, customer relations, growth rate, etc. On the whole, this is a list of some of the top rated investment firms.

Definition and Meaning of Investment Companies

The concept of investment companies has a load of different common and interpreted meanings. However, most of Financial Securities and Stock Excha

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Marriage and Relationship Therapists and counsellors

Western Cape

Philippa Cameron

Lesley-Anne Chorn

Lesley-Anne Chorn-Psychologist-Plumstead, Cape Town

I am a holistically orientated person, with an understanding that the mind, emotions, body and soul are intimately connected, so that each affects the other. When one gets out of balance, it throws the whole system out of balance. Getting to the root of the imbalance, and healing it, is what interests me.

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Apartheid's Colonial Health and Mental Disorders: Fractured Consciousness and Shattered Identities

Whenever I write about the past Apartheid regime's deeds on the African people, these are not merely notes as to the evilness or badness of the system, which it was, it is about the long term effects and affects these deeds, mistreatment or however one chooses to characterize, on the African population for generations and centuries on end, up to until today; also, a very important point worth noting is that this is written from an African point of view.

When we deal with the History and story of African people in South Africa or anywhere in the world(Diaspora) we ought to listen to their accounts from their own perspective, maybe in so doing, this will hasten the healing of societies,

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CNN African Journalist of the Year Competition

For release: 20 June 2004


2004 CNN African Journalist of the year finalists. June 2004.

Peter Murimi, working for Camerapix, Kenya, has been awarded the top prize at this year's CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards ceremony. Murimi was chosen among 465 entrants from 30 nations across the African continent for his story, 'Walk to Womanhood'.

Chris Cramer, Managing Director, CNN International and Pete