Health

    Probiotics - stomach ache - digestion 1 Probiotics 101

    Although we’re only beginning to understand the microbiota concept we know that the composition of microbiota has a profound impact on human health. “It’s incredibly clear that the bacteria in our gut are not just innocent bystanders, hanging out,” says Dr Athos Bousvaros, a paediatric gastroenterologist at Harvard Medical School. “Probiotics are critically important, and […]

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Holistic Health

    Flu 4 Combat winter ailments the natural way

    Some health problems, such as colds, flu, dry skin or eczema, arthritis and back pain, are triggered or aggravated by the cold weather we experience in the winter months. Consider recommending natural options to help patients’ bodies deal with these cold weather ailments. COLDS AND FLU The common cold, including chest and head cold, as […]

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Health Insight

    aspirin-cancer-pill-3 How do cox-2 inhibitors work?

    The COX-2 inhibitors are a newer class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs reduce pain and inflammation just like traditional NSAIDs. Both COX-2 inhibitors and traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have equal ability to control pain and inflammation. However, COX-2 inhibitors have an added safety benefit; they are less likely to cause stomach problems […]

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Women's Health

    aspirin-woman-pill-tablet-medicine-cover STUDY: An aspirin every second day keeps colorectal cancer away

    The study examined the association between long-term, alternate-day, low-dose aspirin, and cancer in healthy women. Long-term use of alternate-day, low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk for colorectal cancer in healthy women, according to the findings of a study on the possible benefits of aspirin in cutting cancer risk. Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, […]

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Eye Care

    eye care - test 1 Performing eye examinations on children

    50% of childhood blindness can be prevented by early detection and treatment. Almost 25 000 children in SA are blind mainly because of congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma, malignant tumours (retinoblastoma), retinopathy of prematurity, inflammation, and injuries. This number does not include the thousands of children with visual impairment often caused by strabismus, amblyopia, and refractive […]

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Baby & Child

    child-tablet-medicine STUDY: Treating chronic spontaneous urticaria in children

    Urticaria is characterised by the rapid appearance of wheals and pruritus and/or angio-oedema, provoked by an oedema and dilatation of the post-capillary venules and lymphatic vessels. Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is defined as the appearance of wheals on a recurrent basis, over six consecutive weeks and usually more than twice a week [1]. In the […]

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