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Knowledge of Students Attending a High School in Pretoria, South Africa, on Diet, Nutrition and Exercise

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633–40
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Inactivity and low levels of physical activity are predisposing factors to many chronic diseases such as heart disease which are showing an increase in prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our results indicated that 38%, of the participants engaged in low activity levels, 58.8% in moderate activity levels and 3.2% in high activity levels and that generally, adolescents are not actively involved in adequate physical activities that could safeguard their present and future health and well-being.

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Objective: The objective of this study was to ascertain the knowledge of students on the composition of a healthy diet, daily nutritional requirements and the importance of regular exercise.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Effects of Contraceptives on Serum Trace Elements, Calcium and Phosphorus Levels

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308–15
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In this study, findings confirmed disturbance in the distribution of trace elements in participants on contraceptives. It showed a significant decrease in the serum concentration of zinc, selenium, phosphorus and magnesium while a significant increase in serum level was observed for copper, iron, cadmium and selenium.
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Background: Women on different contraceptive methods have been linked with the development of various diseases and possible changes in serum trace elements and vitamins of women on contraceptives have been postulated. Therefore, the relationship between contraceptive use and trace elements needs to be investigated.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

An Assessment of Adolescent Satisfaction with Reproductive Primary Healthcare Services in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

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274–9
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Participants in this survey were not satisfied with the reproductive health services at the clinics investigated.

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Objective: To assess adolescents’ satisfaction with reproductive health services in Mdantsane Township, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

An analysis of Dietary Micronutrient Intakes in Two Age Groups of Black South African Women

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431–7

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Objective: To assess micronutrient intake of black women living in Mangaung, South Africa.

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013

Factors Associated with Pregnancies among HIV-positive Women in a Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission Programme

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362–8
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Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is the major cause of HIV-infection in children especially in Africa and pregnancy among HIV-positive women is common among women on a prevention of HIV from mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme and thus constitute a serious health risk to the child and to the general population. Results have shown that pregnant women on PMTCT programme seemed to know their HIV status prior to pregnancy and there are various factors associated with HIV-positive women becoming pregnant.

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Objective: This study identified factors contributing to pregnancies in HIV-positive women who were on a prevention of HIV from mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme in Letlhakeng Subdistrict, Botswana.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Knowledge and Attitudes of Students at a Caribbean Offshore Medical School Towards Sexually Transmitted Infections and Use of Condoms

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171–6
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Knowledge of students on sexually transmitted diseases was high and high risk behaviour was low.

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Background: Sexually transmitted infections remain one of the predominant health issues that affect young adults. The aim of this study is to assess the level of knowledge, the attitudes and misconceptions of medical students at a Caribbean University towards STIs and condom use.

Method: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among medical students by employing semi-structured questionnaires.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Physical Activity Levels of Senior Secondary School Students in Ibadan, Western Nigeria

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529–34
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Inactivity and low levels of physical activity are predisposing factors to many chronic diseases which are showing an increase in prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa generally. This study showed that adolescents are not involved in adequate physical activities that could safeguard their present and future well-being.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Assessment of Knowledge and Attitudes about HIV/AIDS among Inmates of Quthing Prison, Lesotho

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48–54
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Knowledge and attitudes about HIV/AIDS among Quthing prison inmates in Lesoto were assessed using a semi-structured questionnaire. Results showed that knowledge about HIV/AIDS was high among inmates while others had a misconception about use of condoms. There was evidence of unfavourable attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Objective: To assess the knowledge of and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS among the inmates in Quthing Prison, Lesotho.

Method: A semi-structured questionnaire was used to interview the prisoners. Of the 138 prisoners, 123 inmates were successfully interviewed. The data were collated and analyzed quantitatively using the SPSS computer software programme.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Effect of Submaximal Warm-up Exercise on Exercise-induced Asthma in African School Children

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.222
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117–25
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This study reports the effect of warm-up exercise on exercise-induced asthma (EIA) and highlights the need to screen school children for EIA. There was a high prevalence of EIA among the school children in this study. Exercise after warm-up was significant in reducing EIA.

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21 Mar, 2014
Accepted: 
29 May, 2014
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e-Published: 27 Jan, 2015

Health Behaviour and Quality of Life of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Attending Selected Hospitals in South Western Nigeria

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.057
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619–26
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Patients with Type 2 diabetes were generally found to be overweight, obese, sedentary and were frequently found to be hypertensive.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

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