Symptoms and Diagnosis of Cancer

Cancer can produce many different symptoms, some subtle and some not at all subtle.  Some symptoms develop early in the course of cancer and are therefore important warning signs that should be evaluated by a doctor. Other symptoms develop only after the cancer progress and are therefore not helpful in the early detection of cancer. […]

Star GSM Communication & Others Donate to EFSTH

Star GSM Communication in collaboration with The Gambia Protective Association and Global Electrical recently donated food items to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH). The items included 10 bags of rice, 5 bags of Onions, and 5 gallons of oil. The presentation ceremony was done at Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital grounds in Banjul. In […]

Thyroid Gland Disorders

The thyroid is a small gland, measuring about 2 inches (5 centimeters) across, that lies just under the skin below the Adam’s apple in the neck. The two halves (lobes) of the bland are connected in the middle (called the isthmus), giving the thyroid gland the shape of a bow tie. Normally, the thyroid gland […]

Cholesterol Disorders

Cholesterol and triglycerides are important fats (lipids) in the blood. Cholesterol is an essential component of cell membranes, brain and nerve cells, and bile, which hekps the blood absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins. The body uses cholesterol to make vitamin D and various hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol. The body can produce all […]

Lower Back Pain

Common causes include sprains and strains, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, a ruptured or herniated disk, fibromyalgia, and, in older people, spinal stenosis. Pain may be intermittent or constant, superficial or deep, or dull or sharp, depending on the cause. Doctors base the diagnosis or symptoms, results of a physical examination, and sometimes x-rays or other imaging tests. […]

New Yundum Health Centre Equipped With Medicaments

In their effort to complement the efforts of the Gambia Government in their drive to revamp health sector in the country, BFoTG recently presented medical items to new Yundum Health Centre in West Coast Region. Speaking at the ceremony, the Officer-In-charge new Yundum Health Center, Mme. Adama Jobarteh hailed their Belgian friends for their continued […]

Having A Stroke

A stroke occurs when an artery to the brain becomes blocked or ruptures, resulting in death of an area of brain tissue (cerebral infraction) and causing sudden symptoms. In Western countries, strokes are the third most common cause of death and the most common cause of disabling neurologic damage. In the United States, over 600,000 […]

Seizure Disorders

In Seizure Disorders, the brain’s electrical activity is periodically disturbed, resulting in some degree of temporary brain dysfunction. Many people have unusual sensations just before a seizure starts. Some seizures caused uncontrollable shaking and loss of consciousness, but more often, people simply stop moving or become unaware of what is happening. Doctors suspect the diagnosis […]