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Men’s health matters: This is the theme of International Men’s Health Week. During this time, men are encouraged to make the time and take the time to take practical steps to add a positive effect on their health and the health of young men they have in their lives.   Encouraging men to take care of their health is particularly important as men are statistically more likely to die from all...

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How does nicotine withdrawal feel?

The above question may seem like a simple and uninteresting one, but reflecting on it may help you stop smoking (if that’s what you want).   Today, May 31st, is World No Tobacco Day. As the name suggests, the aim of this day is to encourage smokers to give up their cigarettes and rollies for the day to promote a tobacco-free life. However, this is easier said than done.   No doubt...

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Your Cold and Flu Symptoms, Explained

Your Cold and Flu Symptoms, Explained The Symptom: Sneezing  What it means: Your body is expelling bacteria and other particles with a sudden, involuntary burst of air. Don’t suppress a sneeze, as your body is trying to evict the irritants. When to worry: Almost never, but if sneezing interferes with your life or persists after other symptoms are gone, talk to your doctor to find out if...

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9 back to school health tips: keep your kids healthy

9 back to school health tips: keep your kids healthy As summer comes to a close, there is always a lot to be done to get kids ready to go back to school. Parents, help your kids have a great school year by making sure they are healthy and ready to learn – because healthy students are better learners. Back to School Nutrition tips Ensure your kids drink plenty of water, Sending your kids to...

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Worms

Worm Infestation Worm infestation occurs when worms live as parasitic adults in the human gastrointestinal tract. Worms that infect humans can be divided into three groups: Roundworms, whipworms, hookworms Tapeworms Flukes A patient with a mild infection may not show any symptom. However, some may experience itching around the anal area especially at night. Other symptoms...

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The sugar industry has been quietly funding one of the biggest misconceptions in modern nutrition

• Several studies backed by multinational food and sugar companies have claimed sugar isn't that bad for us. • These studies incorrectly suggested that eating fat is responsible for weight gain and obesity instead. • New research is revealing how these studies were bankrolled by the sugar industry. Several recent studies backed by multinational food and sugar companies claimed that sugar isn't...

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Measles-What you need to know

What are the measles? Measles, or rubeola, is a viral infection of the respiratory system. Measles is a very contagious disease that can spread through contact with infected mucus and saliva. An infected person can release the infection into the air when they cough or sneeze. The measles virus can live on surfaces for several hours. As the infected particles enter the air and settle on...

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How to recognise meningitis

What is it? Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord, usually due to the spread of an infection. If you suspect that you or someone in your family has signs or symptoms of meningitis, seek medical care right away. Early treatment can prevent serious complications. Symptoms It's easy to mistake the early signs and symptoms of...

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