The liver and pancreas are closely related organs and their functions complement each other. Cutaneous manifestations are not necessarily linked to diseases affecting these organs. The location of these organs: the liver is close to the stomach on the rather high right side; the pancreas is located below the stomach. The cases to identify that there is a disease affecting these organs: The skin turns yellow or has red spots, itching all over the body, bad breath, constipation or diarrhea, Fatigue, feeling of heaviness on the right side if the liver is diseased and on the left side if there is a problem with the pancreas.

During the winter months, joint pain increases. Symptoms: joint pain, swelling, limited movement. Osteoarthritis should not be massaged because it can cut the small tendons that connect the two bones. There are two types of arthropathy: arthritis or an attack of infection on the joints; and the second is osteoarthritis, which is a destruction of the cartilage. Causes: trauma, old age, hepatitis virus (inflammation of the liver).

The cold triggers the "disease of the stomach", that is, the winter season. There are many types of stomach ailments: gastritis, peptic ulcer, peptic reflux, hiatal hernia, perforations or injuries or broken esophagus, esophageal cancer or stomach cancer. Possible symptoms: stomach cramps, inflammation, nausea and vomiting, burning or bloating. Types of foods that cause stomach upset: foods with lots of "spices", vinegar, alcohol, taking "medicines" to relieve inflammation, not following doctor's instructions.

The male genitals have structures, which are outside and inside. Those that we see on the outside are the penis, the kidneys, which are covered with skin; those inside are the urinary tract, the seminal vesicle-producing organs. Sexually transmitted diseases of the male genital organs: skin infections, sexually transmitted diseases or diseases caused by impurities "herpes", syphilis. In order to be healthy, the trousers should not be too tight and the type of fabric offered should be "cotton", being very careful not to hit these bursae.

For a Synodal Church

The national coordination team for the synod presented to the Permanent Council of the Conference of Bishops of Madagascar, the official anthem of the synod, on Monday, February 7, 2022. The choir "Antokom-pihira Katedraly Mahajanga" (APKM) was in charge , at the same time of the composition, the arrangement and the interpretation. The "RDB Live" was responsible for the realization of the clip. The files (audio, video and text) are available for download on the Radio Don Bosco website (

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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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All for love

The Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime, presents his Strenna message for 2022, on the theme "Do everything through love, nothing through constraint". He explains seven important points that Saint Francis de Sales and Don Bosco have in common: nothing by force, the presence of God in the human heart, life in God, gentleness and affability in relationship, an unconditional and unrestricted love, with the need for a spiritual guide, all out of love.

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