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The common cold Influenza “the flu” The common cold is a viral infection of your upper respiratory tract, i.e. your nose and throat (1) The flu is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system, i.e. your nose, throat and lungs. (2) A cold develops gradually over a day or two. (3) A flu comes on [...]
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Whenever exam times come rolling around, as they inevitably do, many teenagers and young adults feel they are facing a daunting time.  They feel the severe pressures of an overload of work, too little time and a looming future ‘disaster’ if they fail to perform well. While a bit of stress, from time to time, can […]

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Your body needs lots of different vitamins and minerals to run smoothly, grow properly and stay healthy.(1) However, nutrients contained in foods like vegetables and fruit no longer contain enough of certain nutrients, due to a decrease in topsoil and the increase in artificial fertilisers to yield bigger crops. (2) Therefore, you may think that you are following […]

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We are told to eat healthy food, drink lots of water and to exercise regularly. But we all have different needs and lifestyles and that is where it becomes important to take a supplement that will give you that bit of a boost to deal with every day life when you need it. To maintain […]

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You might be doing the best you can to guard against winter colds and flu, but still fall prey to one or both. If that happens it is important to take action to reduce the severity of the infection, heal faster and restore healthy balance to your immune system. Make sure essential vitamins and minerals are […]

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Colds and flu spread easily (1-3) These viruses travel through the air in tiny droplets, so when someone coughs, sneezes or talks it is possible that you can inhale the droplets – this is called direct contact. You can also pick up the germs indirectly – by handling an object like a pen, telephone or keyboard […]

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Whether we’re growing from youth into adulthood, or onward into our senior years, our bodies need calcium. 1 Early on, we need it to build our rapidly developing bones and teeth, and later, we need to ensure a sufficient and continued calcium intake to maintain a healthy bone density and guard against osteoporosis. 1-3 [LINK TO […]

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