Health

    Hands-dry-skin-winter Don’t let hand rashes ruin winter

    Hand rashes can be frustrating, especially when the cause of the rash is unknown. Was it a new brand of hand soap? Eczema?  Or just really dry skin? According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, it could be any of these things and more. Hand rashes, they say, commonly occur because of something […]

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Holistic Health

    Breast feeding-mother-baby-infant Optimum nutrition when breastfeeding

    As soon as they fall pregnant mom’s-to-be are advised to start taking nutritional supplements to help meet their increased nutritional needs. Dietician, Andrea du Plessis advises that nutrition during breast-feeding is vitally important, for the mother as much as for the baby. The energy, protein, and other nutrients in breast-milk come from the mother’s diet […]

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Health Insight

    Hypertension-nurse-patient-old-woman Differences in hypertension between the races

    The complications of hypertension seem to be similar globally but there are differences between black and white patients with hypertension. Hypertension is a common condition globally and can affect as many as four in every 10 adults above the age of 25 years. The pathophysiology is complex and not completely understood but most accept a […]

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Women's Health

    Pregnancy-stretch marks5 The truth about stretch marks

    Stretch marks can be a cause of concern for anyone that develops them. More than just an aesthetic problem, stretch marks, especially when severe, can dampen a person’s self-confidence.  Stretch marks, medically known as striae, are smooth, white, scar-like lesions that are caused when skin changes shape more rapidly than it is capable of and, […]

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Eye Care

    Bacterial conjunctivitis - eye care - examination5 CPD: Battling bacterial conjunctivitis

    Bacterial conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva as a result of bacterial infection. Bacterial conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by direct contact with infected secretions. The most common organisms are Staphylococcus species, S. pneumonia, H. influenzae, and M. catarrhalis. CLICK HERE TO ANSWER THE CPD QUESTIONS It presents with conjunctival injection, mucopurulent discharge, […]

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Baby & Child

    Pregnancy-stretch marks5 The truth about stretch marks

    Stretch marks can be a cause of concern for anyone that develops them. More than just an aesthetic problem, stretch marks, especially when severe, can dampen a person’s self-confidence.  Stretch marks, medically known as striae, are smooth, white, scar-like lesions that are caused when skin changes shape more rapidly than it is capable of and, […]

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