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Sun spots - prevention and treatments

Sun spots - prevention and treatments

August 22, 2017 | Skin Conditions
Sun spots are the common name given for ‘Solar keratosis’ also called ‘Actinic keratosis’. They are raised patches of rough, dry, sometimes crusty skin resembling warts, with colours from red, to light or dark tan, pink, white or skin toned or in combination. They are often given the name “Keratoses”...
How to Increase Your Sex Drive

How to Increase Your Sex Drive

August 21, 2017 | Men's Health, Women's Health
A low libido can happen to anyone, regardless of age, for a variety of different reasons—including medical conditions, medications, hormone levels, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, lack of exercise and drug or alcohol use.
 How to Help Nerve Pain

How to Help Nerve Pain

August 20, 2017 | Pain
Neuralgia is the medical term for pain in a nerve pathway. It usually feels like a sharp pain in the skin in one part of your body, caused by irritation or damage to a nerve. As there are many nerves, there are distinct types of neuralgia that affect different areas....
Butter and Margarine Explained

Butter and Margarine Explained

August 19, 2017 | nutrition
There is a lot of confusion surrounding butter and margarine. Is one better for your health than the other, or should you switch to another spread altogether? Let’s get the facts straight: Butter is the dairy product - made from fresh whole milk (usually cow's milk). The process of...
Melasma - skin pigmentation

Melasma - skin pigmentation

August 18, 2017 | Skin Conditions
Melasma, also called chloasma, is a condition in which brown, discoloured patches appear on the skin.  The patches are usually located on the cheeks, upper lip, between the brows or on the forehead. It is common in pregnancy—often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy” as the discolouration can be...
Antibiotics

Antibiotics

August 17, 2017 | Immune
Antibiotics are potent medicines that fight certain types of infections and can save lives when used properly. Before bacteria can multiply and cause symptoms, the body's immune system can usually kill them. Our white blood cells attack harmful bacteria and, even if symptoms do occur, our immune system can...
Why Do We Get Hiccups?

Why Do We Get Hiccups?

August 16, 2017 | Digestion
Ever suffered from a bout of hiccups? Although not dangerous in any way, this normal and common problem can be particularly annoying. For most people hiccups will last only a few minutes but prolonged hiccups can be a symptom of an underlying problem. Read on to find out what they...
What is an Eating Disorder?

What is an Eating Disorder?

August 15, 2017 | Behaviour, Depression, Digestion, Weight loss, Mental Health
An eating disorder is a serious mental illness. It is characterized by eating, exercise and body weight or shape which becomes an unhealthy preoccupation for an individual. It is currently estimated that one million Australians have an eating disorder, and unfortunately this number is increasing. The Manual of Mental...
Constipation in pregnancy

Constipation in pregnancy

August 14, 2017 | Pregnancy, Constipation
Studies suggest that constipation occurs in roughly 11% to one third of pregnant women. It is more common in the second and third part of the pregnancy and can influenced by a range of factors such as a change in diet and...
Healthy Bowel Function

Healthy Bowel Function

August 13, 2017 | Digestion, Constipation, Diarrhoea
A well-functioning digestive system is considered vital to optimal health and wellbeing. It is responsible for the digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients from the foods we eat. Poor bowel health can lead to diminished health and contribute to other conditions such as acne, psoriasis, allergies, depression and metabolic syndrome....
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