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Natural Therapies for von Willebrand Disease

Natural Therapies for von Willebrand Disease

July 12, 2017 | General
  Von Willebrand disease is an inherited disorder that causes heavy bleeding that is difficult to stop. To understand von Willebrand disease, you first have to understand blood.   Blood contains lots of stuff on a microscopic level – red blood cells to carry oxygen, white blood cells to fight...
Thrombophlebitis

Thrombophlebitis

July 11, 2017 | Inflammation
Thrombophlebitis is an inflammatory process that causes a blood clot to form and block a vein. It can occur in the veins close to the surface of the skin (superficial thrombophlebitis) or deep within a muscle (deep vein thrombosis).  Superficial thrombophlebitis is not dangerous as these clots rarely travel to...
Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS)

Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS)

July 10, 2017 | Infant and Children
PANDAS is a paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with a streptococcal infection. The streptococcal infection appears to be linked to a group A beta-haemolytic (GABHS) strain and triggers the immune system to produce antibodies. Instead of attacking the streptococcal infection, the antibodies start to attack the basal...
Nutrition For The Young Athlete

Nutrition For The Young Athlete

July 9, 2017 | Diets, Teenages, nutrition
In Australia, approximately 60 percent of children aged 5-14 years participate in at least one sport outside of school hours that had been organised by a school, club or association.  These young athletes need to consider adequate nutrition not only for their athletic performance, but also and more importantly for...
Parasites (Protozoa Worms Ectoparasites)

Parasites (Protozoa Worms Ectoparasites)

July 8, 2017 | Skin Conditions, Immune
Parasites are living organisms that live and feed of other living things, plant or animal. They can be a tiny single cell organism such as protozoa that cannot be seen with the naked eye or larger such as a worm. You can become infected with a parasite from consuming contaminated...
Stress Control for University Students

Stress Control for University Students

July 7, 2017 | Students, Stress, Teenages
Studying for a degree is certainly a busy and stressful time for many—especially while trying to juggle work and other commitments. If your feeling overwhelmed by it all, don’t let life get you down. Living a more stress-free life is possible and here are some really easy ways to help...
Nappy Rash

Nappy Rash

July 6, 2017 | Infant and Children
Most babies get nappy rash at some stage which can lead to discomfort and an unsettled child. Nappy rash is caused by a disruption in the protective barrier of the skin – due to fungal infections, moisture, irritation, diarrhoea and it can even occur if the child has a viral...
Could Your Workplace Be Making You Sick?

Could Your Workplace Be Making You Sick?

July 5, 2017 | Allergy, Liver
Have you ever wondered whether your workplace is toxic? And no, I’m not referring to bullying, gossiping and other co-workers which may be impossible to get along with. I’m talking about exposure to chemicals that may be harmful to your health. We all get exposed to chemicals in the foods...
Stay Well This Winter with Echinacea

Stay Well This Winter with Echinacea

July 4, 2017 | Immune
Echinacea is by far one of the most recognised and supplemented herbal medicines worldwide. While it is mainly known for its ability to prevent and treat the common cold it has become increasingly popular for multiple other uses and benefits.  So why the surging popularity in this magnificently attractive flower?...
Pyroluria – a Zinc and Vitamin B6 deficiency

Pyroluria – a Zinc and Vitamin B6 deficiency

July 3, 2017 | Mental Health
Pyrroluria or pyrrole disorder is a condition where elevated levels of pyrroles are found in the urine. Pyrroles, or kryptopyrroles are a biproduct of haemoglobin metabolism (haemoglobin is the protein found in red blood cells that carry oxygen in the bloodstream). There is no known physiological function of pyrolles in...
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