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Supplements for the festive season

The December holidays are around the corner. This means that the majority of the population will be going on leave and most will fall into the trap of overindulgence in festive meals, drinks, and treats, while neglecting their usual gym and exercise routines. Festive season indulgence can result in weight gain, indigestion, and hangovers. Our […]

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Managing ADHD for happier holidays

Holidays don’t signal a break from ADHD. The end of the year is an exciting time. Work winds down. The weather is warm. It’s about great food, time with family and fun with friends. The holidays, however, can be a challenging time for individuals with ADHD – unstructured time and endless freedom are fertile ground […]

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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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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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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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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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HEALTH & WELLNESS: Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air and in their haste to get ready for the warmer weather your customers are looking for all the best products for them to get a jump start on enjoying South Africa’s lovely weather. In the September issue of Frontshop Pharmacy Magazine we feature 8 products guaranteed to fill their needs. […]

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Fighting uterine fibroids

Thousands of SA women silently suffering the devastating symptoms of untreated uterine fibroids Interventional radiologist Dr Gary Sudwarts has set himself the goal of raising awareness of the debilitating women’s health condition of uterine fibroids, which he believes warrants much greater attention and awareness than it currently receives. Dr Sudwarts, who practises at Netcare Park […]

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CPD: Psoriasis and the case for coal tar

Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disease that affects 1-3% of the population. It affects men and women equally, but can occur at any age. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AS WELL AS OTHER CPD ARTICLES FEATURED IN MEDICAL CHRONICLE COAL TAR HISTORY The use of coal tar for the treatment of psoriasis […]

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Postmenopausal osteoporosis

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (US) estimates that there are 9.1 million women with osteoporosis worldwide and an additional 26 million with low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a multifactorial systemic skeletal disease, characterised by low bone mineral density (BMD) and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue resulting in bone fragility. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines menopause […]

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