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Headache diagnosis 101

Headache is one of the most common maladies pharmacists are faced with treating on a daily basis. The main types of headache are divided into: Migraine tension headache, and cluster headache. Although they are regarded by experts as different, all three are simply varieties of the same underlying physical causes and there is no clear […]

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ADHD: It’s the season to be impulsive

Why holidays mark high spending habits for ADHD adult. During the festive season, the trend is to eat more, spend more and think less. It’s about out-and-out hedonism and the pursuit of all things pleasurable. But if you’re an adult with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), trying to control impulsive habits during the festive season […]

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Acne and the sun

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease in industrial nations. It usually begins during puberty, in line with hormone changes, and may persist into later adulthood. Approximately 80-90% of young people are affected to some degree with blemishes and 20-30% of these people will seek medical support WHAT IS ACNE? Acne is a genetic […]

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Kroko product launch

Kroko ColdSoreFix® is an effective and simple remedy to treat cold sores. Each pack contains a two-in-one treatment; a hygienic cleanser and a protective, cover liquid. These bottles are easily identifiable as one has a blue lid and one has a red lid. To treat a cold sore blister with Kroko ColdSoreFix®, a clean cotton […]

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CPD: Clinical Update: Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder spans a wide range of emotions alternating between manic symptoms and depressive extremes. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AS WELL AS OTHER CPD ARTICLES FEATURED IN MEDICAL CHRONICLE The wide range of complex symptoms may require a broad range of interventions, often necessitating the use of multiple medications. None of these […]

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Osteoarthritis vs osteoporosis

OSTEOPOROSIS “Osteoporosis is the loss of bone mass which increases the risk of fractures, even spontaneously,” says Dr Mansoor. “Osteoporosis is a painless condition, which only becomes painful if one experiences its consequences, i.e. a fracture or a broken bone. It is important to remember that pain is not always a symptom of a disease […]

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OPINION: Searching for the oracle

Someone once said that all experts were once beginners, but what if experts remained beginners? Holidays are a rush. There are so many people around and everyone is trying to do something in record time. It almost seems that when people go on holiday they step up a gear in energy and urgency. There is […]

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Link between allergy and dizziness

Although allergies and dizziness are very common, little is known of their co-existence and relationship to each other. Allergy-associated dizziness (AAD) refers to vertigo and disequilibrium caused by allergy. Allergy-associated dizziness (AAD) is mediated primarily by the allergic involvement of the vestibular system. In general, symptoms of allergic disease, side effects of medication used in […]

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Babe-Eeze silicone teething bibs

Babe-Eeze has extended their range of teething products for babies with a fun and practical silicone teething bib. (more…)

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AstraZeneca responds to COPD crisis

New non-interventional study (COPVAR) launched According to World Health Organization (WHO) reports, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of deaths worldwide. It’s the sixth leading cause of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in middle-income countries – a figure that is expected to change to the fifth leading cause worldwide in 2030, and […]

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CPD: Protein requirements and oral nutritional supplementation

Disease related malnutrition is very common across all health care settings. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AS WELL AS OTHER CPD ARTICLES FEATURED IN MEDICAL CHRONICLE The effect of disease related malnutrition can be detrimental on both physical and clinical health, leading to an increased length of hospital stay, morbidity, mortality, and increased […]

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Boost your immune system this spring

Despite millions of rands invested into medical research a cure for the common cold and the flu have yet to be discovered. While a wide range of medicines are available to reduce the symptoms of the common cold and the flu, antibiotics are useless against the bugs responsible for these illnesses. The immune system is […]

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Common causes of hair loss

A hair disorder is any condition in which the visible hair coverage over the skin falls outside of normal growth parameters. The definition of ‘normal hair growth’ varies with gender, ethnicity, age, and often the particular opinion of the individual concerned. There are usually three wide categories of diseases that affect the hairs, namely hirsutism […]

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Know your products: Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in the world and occurs when the body fails to process glucose correctly. The most common diabetes symptoms include frequent urination, intense thirst and hunger, weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue, cuts and bruises that do not heal, numbness and tingling in hands and feet, and […]

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CPD: Nutrition in pregnancy

A healthy, balanced diet is strongly recommended before, during, and after pregnancy. Good nutrition and appropriate weight gain can improve pregnancy outcomes. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AS WELL AS OTHER CPD ARTICLES FEATURED IN MEDICAL CHRONICLE Although, in the general population, a healthy balanced diet should largely obviate the need for vitamin […]

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Condom fact sheet

Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. However, condom use cannot provide absolute protection against any STD. The most reliable ways to avoid transmission of STDs are to abstain from sexual activity, or to be in a long-term mutually […]

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Sun care

Blessed with wonderful weather most South African’s love spending time outdoors. It is however important to be aware of the harmful effect the sun’s UV rays can have on our skin. We take a look at products customers can use to protect their skin. Or even better, avoid excessive sun exposure and make use of […]

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STUDY: Headaches and impaired cognitive function

Research has shown that headaches can have many adverse effects on our lives: from diminished concentration in class or at work to irritability in general. There have, however, been few studies on the effect on cognition and mood. Two recent studies filled this gap and found that tension-type headaches are associated with negative mood and […]

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Vitamin mouth sprays vs pills

Research indicates a new way of ingesting vitamins – by spraying them under the tongue – may be more effective in delivering nutrients to the body than by pills or capsules. A study by Cardiff University found that sublingual (under the tongue) application provides quicker and more constant nutrient delivery than pills — prompting the […]

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Introducing Painmaster

A convenient, drug free and non-invasive alternative to pain management. Micro current therapy uses extremely low-level electrical currents (micro currents) to treat nerve and muscle pain, inflammation, and other health challenges. All tissue in the body has its own signature electrical frequency, which provides power for the body, however when an injury of disease occurs, […]

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