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Understanding arthritis

Arthritis can occur in anyone from infants to the elderly. There are over a hundred different forms of arthritis, the two most common forms are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthristis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammation of the synovial lining of the joint. It can cause aching muscles, tiredness and loss of appetite. This type of arthritis [...]

Pet allergies

Are you one of 10% of the population who is allergic to cats or dogs – or both? Although allergies to cats is the most common animal allergy (cat allergies are almost twice as common as allergies to dogs), allergies can happen when contact is made with the hair or feathers of any animal. So [...]

Doctors’ notes

Doctors’ notes

These are excepts from real doctors’ notes, makes you wonder, doesn’t it? *When she fainted, her eyes rolled around the room. *The skin was moist and dry. *Patient was alert and unresponsive. *She is numb from her toes down. *The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of [...]

Are you depressed?

Are You Depressed? Or are you just having a bad day? How do you know? If you experience five or more of these symptoms for more than two weeks, or they’re severe enough to interfere with your daily routine, then it is time for you to seek professional help: A persistent sad, anxious, or empty [...]

Check your breasts

Early detection of breast abnormalities gives you the greatest chance of overcoming and serious problems. Most of the time lumps in breasts are found by women themselves and although the majority of lumps are not cancerous, finding them early saves lives. A week after your period is the best time to examine your breasts – [...]

The power of candles

The power of candles

Candles have been used for hundreds of years and are still common use today, but for different reasons. Some people like to use them simply for decoration, some to create a warm, romantic mood and some use them as a part of their religious ceremonies. Candles are also often used for meditation and to bring [...]

Blood pressure

Most of us have had our blood pressure measured at some point in our lives, but do we really understand why? What is the importance of a healthy blood pressure? What do those mysterious numbers really mean? Our blood pressure reading is the measurement of two separate actions. The first number, the systolic reading, is [...]

Vaginal infections

There are many types of vaginal infections, but how do you know if you have an infection and what causes them? There are many different types of vaginal infections. It is normal for every woman to have a vaginal discharge. This discharge keeps your vagina clean and moist. Normal discharge has a mild odour and [...]

Reduce the risk of varicose veins

Varicose veins are not the prettiest of things and once you have them, it takes drastic measures to reduce their unsightliness and the pain they can inflict. There are some precautions you can take to avoid them or to reduce their effect: Regular exercise. Walking, running, cycling and swimming keep – all physical exercise will [...]

Caring for your feet

It often amazes me that people can become almost fanatical about their appearance, every hair in place, clothing perfect, perfumed and preened to perfection. Except for one thing, they never really seem to give the same care and consideration to their feet and shoes! So many people walk around in shoes that are down at [...]