Orthorexia: When eating healthy becomes an addiction

Orthorexia: When eating healthy becomes an addiction

Prevention Apr 20, 2018 0

Leading a balanced diet is important to our health. But what happens when this becomes an extreme? Find out...
How often to get a regular checkup

How often to get a regular checkup

Prevention Mar 16, 2018 0

When it comes to health, prevention is key. Find out how often you should get a checkup according to...
Strategies for saying “no” to drugs

Strategies for saying “no” to drugs

Prevention Mar 10, 2018 0

Parents can teach their children specific key phrases to use when dealing with the pressures they encounter to try...
The effect of alcohol on the brain’s stem cells

The effect of alcohol on the brain’s stem cells

Prevention 26 November, 2017 0

The excess consumption of alcohol over time kills the brain’s stem cells, which play a key role in proper cognitive functioning.

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Medications pregnant women should avoid

Medications pregnant women should avoid

For her 23 November, 2017 0

Not all medications or treatments are appropriate for babies during pregnancy.

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A lower calorie intake to control type 2 diabetes

A lower calorie intake to control type 2 diabetes

Prevention 22 November, 2017 0

A person’s calorie intake is closely linked to developing type 2 diabetes, especially because of its contribution to becoming overweight, an established risk factor of the disease.

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Self-examinations: inspecting your body

Self-examinations: inspecting your body

Prevention 1 August, 2017 0

Breast and testicular self-examinations are easy to do. It is easy to make them part of a health routine or practice in order to detect any abnormalities on time.

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Preventing hepatitis: knowledge is power

Preventing hepatitis: knowledge is power

Prevention 29 July, 2017 0

In an effort to create more awareness about this viral disease, World Hepatitis Day is held on July 28.

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Blood tests: behind the curtain

Blood tests: behind the curtain

Prevention 1 July, 2017 0

The consumption of food alters the levels of the following in the blood: glucose, albumin, phosphates, triglycerides, urea, hormones such as insulin and calcitonin, and enzymes such as transaminases or phosphatases.

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Tips for avoiding excessive belching

Tips for avoiding excessive belching

Prevention 24 June, 2017 0

Burping is the act of releasing air that comes from the stomach through the mouth.

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The sporadic twitch of the eyelid

The sporadic twitch of the eyelid

Prevention 21 June, 2017 0

A blepharospasm is the uncontrolled and repetitive muscle spasm of the circular muscle around the eye or eyelid, causing the abnormal positioning and movement of the eye (dystonia).

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High blood pressure can lead to other diseases

High blood pressure can lead to other diseases

Prevention 14 June, 2017 0

This silent disease can occur at an early age, but in most cases, it is only detected when there is a risk that affects our health.

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Be cautious both before and after sun exposure

Be cautious both before and after sun exposure

Prevention 10 June, 2017 0

Even hours after being exposed to UV (or UVA) rays, they continue to cause damage and can lead to skin cancer. 

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