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ARTERIAL PLAQUE

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally.   The World Health Organization lists ischaemic heart disease as the number one cause of death in the world, followed by stroke in a distant second place.  Ischaemic heart disease, also...

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COVID 19 IN SMOKERS

The medical condition Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which primarily targets the epithelial cells, lining the surface of the respiratory passageways and lungs, where it causes viral...

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WAYS TO PREVENT A STROKE

A wide variety of factors can increase the risk of stroke. It is possible to have inherited an increased genetic predisposition to having a stroke, illustrated by family history. Aging is another factor that increases risk. However, there are many risk factors that...

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BONE LOSS AND OSTEOPOROSIS

Like a silent thief in the night, you are unaware of the presence of osteoporosis, until something breaks suddenly – a window in the case of a burglar; or a bone in your body in the case of osteoporosis. What is bone? Although it looks like a rock-solid substance,...

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MEDICAL CANNABIS

"This year we will open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products, providing opportunities for small-scale farmers; and formulate policy on the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes, to build this industry in line with global trends. The regulatory...

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NATURAL WAYS TO REDUCE THE DISCOMFORT OF ARTHRITIS

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a condition that describes joint pain or joint disease in one or more joints in the body where bones come together, such as the knees, hips, elbows, wrists, fingers and toes. In medical terms, arthritis refers to joint...

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THE MEDITERRANEAN WAY

The Mediterranean diet is not a diet in the traditional sense of the word (short term weight loss), but is based on a lifelong eating pattern that was historically followed in countries around the Mediterranean Sea, such as Spain, Greece, and Southern Italy. The...

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ALCOHOL AND YOUR HEALTH

After a tough day at the office, sitting down with a drink is a sure way to help you unwind. Having a drink in the company of friends or a loved one can also help you to relax and get into the “feel-good” mood.    In this scenario you can relax with peace of mind,...

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AGING OF THE FACE

Time and tide waits for no man – and unfortunately the face is the first to reveal the passing of time, even when mutton dresses as lamb! The medical term “intrinsic aging” describes the natural aging process and our genes will dictate when the visible lines start to...

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EVEN ONE CIGARETTE A DAY IS A HEALTH RISK

It is an illusion to think that light smoking - less than five cigarettes per day, won’t harm one’s health. Even only one cigarette a day still has nearly half the risk of smoking 20 a day.   Recent research done by the University College London has analyzed 141...

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