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Friday, January 18, 2019


It might not be wise to take steroids for a sore throat

Steroids are powerful drugs that may not be the right medicine for a sore throat – an ailment that will go away by itself or respond to simple home treatment. Now research is proving that this is indeed the case... Researchers seeking new sore throattreatments report only modest success with a single dose of a steroid medication. Not rushing...

Bad breath? The problem might be your nose

If you struggle with bad breath, you've probably tried everything to get rid of the problem – from breath mints to mouthwashes. When these do not work, you need to figure out what the root of the problem is. Something you might not have considered is blocked sinuses, often the cause of bad breath and...

Why sudden hearing loss should not be ignored

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) is a type of hearing loss that occurs suddenly in the inner/middle ear. Patients usually notice a decline in their hearing after hearing a sudden “pop” or after waking from a night’s rest. This loss of hearing is most often unexplainable as only 10% of cases have been linked to other conditions and...

8 tips on running with urinary incontinence

The activities in the study included ballet, volleyball and gymnastics. But many women also participate in long distance running. According to a previous study, your bladder health could be in jeopardy when you regularly partake in endurance events such as marathons. "The added stress on the body that comes with running a marathon can cause urinary...

Smog might cloud your memory

The very air you breathe may make you vulnerable to developing dementia, a new study suggests. British researchers found that people exposed to higher levels of air pollution had 40 percent higher odds of developing dementia. "We found that older patients across greater London who were living in areas with higher air pollution were more likely...

Sugary drinks: a big risk for type 2 diabetes

If you've got a sweet tooth, but you're worried about type 2 diabetes, you might want to skip sugary drinks. New research suggests that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, such as cola, likely boost your risk of type 2 diabetes much more than the sugar found in fruit or even 100% fruit juices. Fruit juice can be healthful "All foods...

How to stop smoking… for good

Nobody knows who first said, "To succeed, you first have to fail." But it's a phrase many smokers can probably relate to. About half of all smokers try to quit each year, according to federal data. But only about 7% are successful. Multiple social and psychological factors "We've heard about people who say, 'That's it!' and they stop for...

Your period and anaemia – what you should know

Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anaemia. Anaemia can happen suddenly or sneak up on you over months, leaving you feeling exhausted, fatigued and weak. Anaemia happens when there is a lack of red blood cells in the body. Blood loss is a common cause, and menstruating women are especially prone to anaemia. In fact, anaemia caused...

Doctors can now print a new cornea in 10 minutes

These days, medical advances seem to be happening in the blink of an eye. Now, British scientists report they have created human corneas using 3D-printing technology. The researchers said they hope this breakthrough will one day ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. Human corneas are now in short supply. Startling statistics There are 10 million people around...

Massage your way to constipation relief

Constipation is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. The condition is characterised by difficult bowel movements and passing hard, painful stools. Anyone can suffer from constipation, and with treatment the condition usually passes within a few days. Constipation is commonly treated with laxatives. However, misusing laxatives can lead to an imbalance of electrolytes and...


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