The benefits of magnesium

Stressed? Exhausted? Anxious? Can’t Sleep? For those battling all of these problems on a daily basis, read on to find out how magnesium could just be the game-changer you’ve been seeking… To battle daytime stress, poor sleep and exhaustion, the nervous system needs to be nourished and rebalanced. Sometimes our multi-tasking, fast-paced lives can become […]

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Know your products: Feminine hygiene

While the vagina is perfectly designed to look after and clean itself, you might find that some customers still prefer to use products specially formulated for cleaning their more delicate areas. In this instance it is important that they avoid products with perfumes which may irritate the area, and should instead choose hypoallergenic and pH-balanced […]

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Diabetes: everything you need to know

Diabetes mellitus (often called “sugar diabetes”) is a condition that occurs when the body can’t use glucose (a type of sugar) properly. Glucose, the main source of energy for the body’s cells, is controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. Insulin helps glucose enter the cells. When suffering from diabetes, […]

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OPINION: Customer service makes the difference

“A Satisfied Customer is the best business strategy of all” – Michael LeBeouf COMMON SENSE IS NOT ALWAYS COMMON PRACTICE There is not a business around that does not have a statement or claim about customer service. The practical application of claiming a high level of customer service means that you must not only meet […]

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Menstruation as an inflammatory event

The molecular mechanisms by which E2 and progesterone exert control over the menstrual cycle involve interactions between the endocrine and immune systems. In the immediate premenstrual phase, withdrawal of E2 and progesterone initiates a cascade of events that includes the release of inflammatory molecules by mast cells and other immune cells. This induces a local […]

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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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Matric vacations: Tips for safe and responsible fun

Parents and pupils urged to prioritise safety before and during matric vacations. The matric class of 2016 have reached the end of their final exams; the culmination of 12 years of hard work. Many pupils will be celebrating this well-deserved milestone with a vacation, commonly known matric vac, which is seen by many as a […]

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Insomnia is a 24-hour problem

Insomnia is a complaint of one or more of the following: Difficulty falling asleep Difficulty maintaining sleep Poor quality of sleep or non-restorative sleep These symptoms are associated with significant daytime distress and can influence many areas of one’s life, including work attendance, personal relationships, memory, physical, mental health and sexual health. Disease awareness Sleep […]

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Protection against stings and bites this summer

With the warmer weather, people are spending more time outside enjoying the sunshine. However, this is also the time when creepy crawlies start reappearing. Although most bites and stings by spiders and insects are merely their instinctive response to a perceived threat, this does not make them any less dangerous to humans as some could […]

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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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Fun and practical silicone teething bib from Babe-Eeze

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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