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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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Heart disease is the number one cause of death across the world. (1) While we cannot influence heart disease risk factors, such as genetics and ageing, there are other risk factors that we can reduce and manage. (1,2)  Here are some healthy heart strategies: Get active. Studies have found that by just exercising for 60 […]

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When our digestive systems are in peak form, we tend to take digestive health for granted – digestion is just something the body does; every day, several times a day.  However, when that healthy balance inevitably tips and we find ourselves battling with digestive issues, we become acutely aware of discomfort and difficulties. The ins and […]

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Modern habits of eating-on-the-run, enjoying super-sized-portions and indulging in fast but fatty convenient food options, all contribute to making it difficult to maintain a healthy weight, and makes losing weight even harder. Many people have experienced weight problems over extended periods of their lives and are likely to have tried many different diets, many different times, […]

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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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Our bodies are hard-wired to react to stress in ways meant to protect us against threats, but this stress-response can turn against you. (1) The combination of reactions to stress is known as the “fight-or-flight” response because it evolved as a survival mechanism, enabling us to react to life-threatening situations. (2) Through a combination of nerve […]

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