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Viral invasion

Viral invasion

September 15, 2021 | Immune
Viruses are found throughout our world. They are in the water, in the air and living inside us. Some viruses are inside the bacteria found in our gut. Viruses have been on earth for millions of years, but it is amazing that they have survived so well. They are simple entities
What are vaccines?

What are vaccines?

September 8, 2021 | Immune
Vaccines introduce a harmless piece of a pathogen (a virus or bacteria for example) into the body to induce an immune response. These may be inactive, weakened or killed pathogens, subunit for example.  Newer technology uses a molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA).
How does immunisation work to protect us?

How does immunisation work to protect us?

September 1, 2021 | Immune
The immune system works continuously to identify and defend the human body against any potential danger, such as invading viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. But sometimes these pathogens overwhelm the immune system resulting in disease and sometimes even death. Immunisation helps the immune system to defend the body against these deadly pathogens. 
Hair removal options

Hair removal options

August 25, 2021 | General
People may choose to remove unwanted hair from the face or body for aesthetics – as dictated by the latest cultural fashion, or for medical reasons, like as hirsutism for example. Whatever the reason there are a number of different options available
Can drinking beer be good for you?

Can drinking beer be good for you?

August 18, 2021 | General
An overview of nutritional support for healthy growth and development in children

An overview of nutritional support for healthy growth and development in children

August 11, 2021 | Infant and Children, Teenages
Providing the best nutrition is an important consideration for the healthy growth and development of children. Whilst the best source of vitamins, minerals and protein, carbohydrates, fats and phytonutrients should come from the diet, it can still be challenging for parents and caregivers to meet optimal nutritional needs.
Joint care for Dogs

Joint care for Dogs

August 4, 2021 | General, Joint disorders
As we get older we know what it's like to feel pain and stiffness in our joints and we only need to watch our older dog companions to see they share same struggle. Osteoarthritis is a debilitating disease which can take the joy out of our pets' life.
Balancing the chemicals in your brain

Balancing the chemicals in your brain

July 28, 2021 | Nervous system
The brain is continuously playing a balancing act to try and keep the chemical (neurochemicals) in balance. Too much of one or too little of another can have a major effect on thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Internal and external influences can cause a change in the chemical balance changing the way you respond – influencing the mental highs and lows. This can present itself as anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Eating plastics in our food

Eating plastics in our food

July 21, 2021 | General, Inflammation
Do you know you could be consuming micro sized plastics in the food you eat? We also inhale airbourne plastics from the atmosphere and those same microplastics come in contact with our skin. These plastics may be toxic to our body causing inflammation and oxidative stress.
Mending broken bones

Mending broken bones

July 9, 2021 | Bones
Breaking a bone, also known as a fracture, can occur to any one at any time and being able to mend it successfully can be helped by providing the right nutrition. Elderly people or those with impaired circulatory disorders may be especially vulnerable to healing.
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