When the sciatic nerve is narrowed or compressed, it causes pain in the lumbar region, which can be experienced by men between 35 and 55 years of age or by women after giving birth. Causes: wrong movements, herniated discs, aging of the spine, stenosis of the spinal canal. The sciatic nerve is a nerve that ensures both the sensitivity of a part of the lower limb and part of its movements: it is sensory and motor. Symptoms: Pain in the lumbar area, inability to move, numbness in the legs, pain in the lower limbs...

It is forbidden to massage or apply painkillers to the back area if it is painful. Before any action is taken regarding treatment, it should be clear what the cause of the illness or pain is. The spine is a set of bones that keep a person upright and moving, they can be 32 or 33. The back and spine are sensitive. The spine is divided into four parts: the upper part of the neck with 7 bones; the second is those facing the chest with 12 bones; the lumbar 5 bones, the lower part continues with the pelvis, 9 bones...

Measles is a notifiable disease, classified as a rash. At the beginning of November, this disease was again present. Measles is a disease caused by the "paramyxovirus", and can affect children from 6 months to 5 years of age, but it can also affect adults. Mode of transmission: person-to-person via saliva or runny nose. Signs: rash starting on the face, white patches in the mouth, fever and high temperature, runny nose, swollen throat, loss of appetite, red eyes, coughing, fatigue...

People with an "obese" physical condition can be said to be ill. Obesity is an accumulation of excess fat in the human body. Obesity can be said to be hereditary because this disease depends on the daily and usual way of life. There are two types of this disease: the first is overweight and the second is obesity. The difference between them depends on the results of the BMI calculation: overweight if the BMI is greater than or equal to 25 and obese if the BMI is greater than or equal to 30. How to calculate it: Weight (kg) divided by height squared. BMI 16-18.4 = underweight; 18.5-24.9= normal... Obese people are at risk of poor health...

New impetus

The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Diocese of Ambatondrazaka in 2021 has brought spiritual renewal to Christians. Their current three main challenges are to improve the system to be in tune with the structure of the whole Church, to encourage Christians to pray and live the sacraments, and to urge them to be responsible in the life of the Church. Speech by Fr. Sata Jean Noël Andrianasolo

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Love and Salvation

Christmas is a great joy, because it is the love of God that has come to us, proclaims Fr. Bizimana Innocent, Provincial Superior of the Salesians Don Bosco of Madagascar and Mauritius, presenting his Christmas greetings. Salvation is accomplished, so life is not in danger of disappearing. It is this love and this salvation that we wish to fill our life so that we have peace.

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Zatti, our brother

The short film "Zatti, our brother" (Argentina, 2020) focuses on one of the most difficult episodes of his life. We are in Viedma, in 1941: at the age of 60, Zatti is forced to leave the hospital he has attended for decades. His faith and strength are tested.

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