Taking calcium in an unbalanced way without consulting a doctor can cause other health problems. Causes: lack of vitamin "D", to maintain and process calcium; kidney and urinary problems, pancreatic disease; lack of "protein" and "magnesium"... Signs: muscle cramps; memory problems; poor sleep... Hygiene and health" programme with Radio Don Bosco.

When it's cold, many things are disturbed in the human body and its environment. When it's very cold, the blood vessels close up, which is called vasoconstriction; secondly, the ratio of cholesterol to fibrinogen increases; thirdly, the blood becomes very concentrated; synovial fluid decreases; all the organs are slow. Hygiene and health’ programme with Radio Don Bosco.


Obesity is classified as an illness or symptom that doctors must report to the Department of Health every month; it is an excess of healthy body fat. Adipose tissue protects humans from shocks and keeps the body warm. The cause of obesity: eating fatty foods but not enough physical activity, as well as carbohydrates, stress, medication... Hygiene and health" programme with Radio Don Bosco.

 Lack of sleep affects the body and health: it can affect memory, lethargy, lack of concentration... A day lasts 24 hours: 8 hours to work, 8 hours to sleep, 8 hours to do something else. A healthy amount of sleep for adults is 7 to 8 hours. There are several sleep cycles: half-asleep, deep sleep and full sleep, which can include dreams that you remember when you wake up. Hygiene and health’ programme with Radio Don Bosco.

Diocese of Miarinarivo

Pope Francis has accepted the renunciation of the pastoral government of the Diocese of Miarinarivo, presented by H.E. Mgr Jean Claude Randrianarisoa. At the same time, the Supreme Pontiff has appointed H.E. Mgr Marie Fabien Raharilamboniaina, as Apostolic Admnistrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same Diocese.

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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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