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Hyperpigmentation 101

Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour, forms deposits. Usually, melanin production and distribution is even and without issues. However, it can be increased by […]

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CPD: Vaginal infections: an overview

The vagina is a unique environment for bacterial colonisation. It is subject to dramatic changes over the course of a lifetime, induced by developmental and hormonal changes. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AS WELL AS OTHER CPD ARTICLES FEATURED IN MEDICAL CHRONICLE Three common infections are associated with vaginal discharge: Bacterial vaginosis (BV), […]

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Coughing? Avoid exercise

Exercising with a cough can pose a serious health risk. An annoying cough goes beyond the irritation of a tickle in the throat and can leave you feeling exhausted and lethargic. But trying to maintain a routine and continuing with a busy schedule when falling ill can have harmful long-term effects – particularly if this […]

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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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