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Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease

June 2, 2017 | Diarrhoea
  Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the lining of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. It commonly appears in the intestines and the colon causing severe pain, diarrhoea and rectal bleeding. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two types...
Bursitis

Bursitis

June 1, 2017 | Joint disorders
The bursae are small, fluid filled sacs located usually between skin and a tendon or bone and a tendon and are located in multiple areas of the body. Their role being to facilitate the movement of tendons...
How to Help Eyestrain

How to Help Eyestrain

May 31, 2017 | Eyes
Eyestrain, also known as asthenopia, is an eye condition which usually occurs after many hours of close work on the computer, reading or other close activities that involve tedious visual tasks. Symptoms occur because the eye is fatigued or strained. Some of these symptoms include red eyes, blurred vision, pain...
Helicobacter pylori—friend or foe?

Helicobacter pylori—friend or foe?

May 29, 2017 | Digestion
Helicobacter pylori, otherwise known as H. pylori, is a spiral shaped bacterium that may be found in the digestive tract. It tends to attack the stomach lining, where it’s responsible for the majority of ulcers in the stomach and small intestine. Some research, however, has uncovered a beneficial role of H. pylori colonisation in the regression of childhood asthma and other allergic disorders. It can also be contributed to a lower incidence of GERD, Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer.
Breastfeeding and Formula Milk

Breastfeeding and Formula Milk

May 28, 2017 | Women's Health, Infant and Children
Breastfeeding a child certainly has a variety of benefits for both mum and bub. It can help with bonding and contains a range of nutrients which change in composition to suit the child’s need during different stages of development. However, breastfeeding is not possible for every mum for a variety...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

May 27, 2017 | Inflammation, Joint disorders
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder that occurs when pressure is placed on the median nerve in the wrist. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, weakness and pain in the hand. The carpal tunnel refers to a small space in the wrist where the median nerve and several other tendons run...
Foods to support healthy fertility

Foods to support healthy fertility

May 26, 2017 | Women's Health, Pregnancy
Making the right dietary choices can increase your chances to conceive. Healthy changes to boost your nutritional status should begin 3-4 months before conception. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who experienced problems with ovulation benefited from making some dietary modifications, in addition to losing weight and exercising. Their “fertility diet” included:
Growth concerns of Children

Growth concerns of Children

May 25, 2017 | Infant and Children, Teenages
  If your child is shorter or smaller than their peers, you might be wondering if they have underlying physiological issues. Serious growth conditions are generally picked up at birth or during infancy and, by and large, nutrition and genetics play the biggest roles in determining your child's size and...
Urinary Health After Prostate Surgery

Urinary Health After Prostate Surgery

May 24, 2017 | Men's Health
Unfortunately having prostate removal surgery can come with side effects. This might include increased risk of infection, damage to organs and erectile and sexual dysfunction. More commonly, side-effects involve around the urinary system causing painful urination, difficulty urinating and urinary incontinence. There are some ways of preventing these conditions...
Bad breath

Bad breath

May 23, 2017 | Digestion, Dental
Halitosis or malodour are the names given for offensive odour coming from the oral cavity (mouth) commonly known as Bad Breath. People suffering from this condition will often feel embarrassed, if they are aware of the condition. What Causes It Most often the cause is from fermentation of food by...
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