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Salt therapy to treat coughs

Salt therapy for coughs

Salt mine therapy has been used for centuries to treat respiratory systems Coughs are one of the most common reasons for people to see their GP. A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of mucus and irritants, foreign particles and microbes. Whether they’re dry or chesty, most coughs clear up within two […]

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Health and Wellness: Combat winter dryness

For many people, cold winter days bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortably dry skin. Wind, dry air, and chilly temperatures can do a number on soft skin and hair. Cold air outside and central heat indoors can strip moisture from strands and pores, making hair rough and […]

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Treating burns

Burn myths exposed

Rather than helping, many common myths for treating burns can actually increase the risk of an infection by exposing a wound to harmful bacteria MYTH: APPLY COLD BUTTER TO THE BURN The cold butter will give you a cooling sensation in the affected part. However, when the butter melts, it becomes painful rather than soothing […]

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Psoriasis: Attention to lifestyle can make life better

The skin lesions of psoriasis often cause considerable pain and discomfort, itching and bleeding, impacting on sleep, work, and enjoyment of life. This is especially true when the palms of the hands, soles of the feet or nails are involved, as they commonly are. Everyday activities, like shopping, getting a haircut, going to the gym […]

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Always apply sunscreen

Importance of protection against skin cancer during winter

Winter is around the corner, taking care of your skin should be one of your biggest priorities. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you don’t need to protect your skin from the sun because summer is over. According to CANSA, there are about 20 000 reported cases of skin cancer and 700 deaths annually […]

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Health and Wellness: First aid care

A well-stocked first-aid kit, kept within easy reach, is a necessary in every home. Having supplies gathered ahead of time will help customers handle an emergency at a moment’s notice. (more…)

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Vitamins control the chemical reaction within the body to convert food into energy and living tissue.

The importance of multivitamins

A daily multivitamin is a great nutrition insurance policy (more…)

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The sun negatively affects acne-prone skin

Sun protection for oily, acne-prone skin

Anette Bürger, Research and Development at Eucerin at Beiersdorf AG, explains why oily, acne-prone skin is more sensitive to UV exposure and how skin’s even skin tone is disturbed by UV exposure (more…)

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STUDY: Hearing aids and cognitive decline in elderly adults

Long-term study is first to show wearing hearing aids reduces risk of cognitive decline associated with hearing loss Without hearing we lose contact with the world around us: friends chatting, the laughter of children, the joy of music and expressions of love. It’s not just the elderly who are affected by hearing loss. While it’s […]

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Diet

Adopt healthier lifestyle choices

Lifestyle diseases are on the rise in developing countries. If their risk factors are not addressed, the World Health Organisation (WHO) projects that 28 million people will die from a chronic disease over the next 10 years – that is a 27% increase, with deaths from diabetes alone increasing by 42%. Lorraine Osman, head of public affairs […]

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