• 31 JUL 16
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    Teeth Whitening|Bleaching at Home or at the Dentist’s Office

    Teeth Whitening|Bleaching at Home or at the Dentist’s Office

    There’s nothing that radiates health, happiness and even success like a sparkling white smile. So it’s no wonder many people choose whitening to improve the appearance of their teeth. In fact, whitening is one of the least expensive cosmetic remedies available to enhance a faded smile. It can be done at home or at your

    • 28 JUL 16
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    Appendicitis

    Appendicitis

    Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. No one is absolutely certain what the function of the appendix is. One thing we do know: We can live without it, without apparent consequences.   Appendicitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt surgery to

    • 27 JUL 16
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    8 reasons you sweat

    8 reasons you sweat

    Sweat trigger 1: Heat and humidity   Sweating is your body’s built-in cooling system. When the temperature rises, millions of tiny sweat glands in your skin are activated and sweat is released through your pores. As your sweat evaporates, it cools you off. Yet leftover sweat can leave your skin soaked – especially on humid

    • 26 JUL 16
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    What is psoriasis?

    What is psoriasis?

    Unpredictable and irritating, psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders. It’s characterized by skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. As underlying cells reach the skin’s surface and die, their sheer volume causes raised, red plaques covered with white scales. Psoriasis typically occurs on the knees, elbows, and

    • 25 JUL 16
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    Osteopathy – Evidence

    Osteopathy – Evidence

    To judge whether a health treatment is safe and effective, we need evidence, which is gathered by conducting fair scientific tests.   What evidence is there?   Most research into techniques used in osteopathy tends to focus on general “manual therapy” techniques, such as spinal manipulation. Manual therapy techniques are used by physiotherapists and chiropractors, as

    • 24 JUL 16
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    When you should (and shouldn’t) see a chiropractor

    When you should (and shouldn’t) see a chiropractor

    Is it safe to see a chiropractor for back pain?   Generally, yes. As long as you go to one who is properly trained and licensed, visiting a chiropractor is fine if you’re healthy. Research suggests that chiropractic treatment may be helpful for muscle-related or unexplained lower-back pain (but not for chronic issues such as arthritis).

    • 23 JUL 16
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    The importance of hydration for youth

    The importance of hydration for youth

    The importance of hydration for good health and properly functioning body systems cannot be overstated. As the warmer months approach and outdoor activities increase, special attention needs to be given to proper hydration and to the prevention of heat illnesses for all, but especially for young athletes.   Because the body cannot store water, we

    • 22 JUL 16
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    Antihistamines

    Antihistamines

    Antihistamines are a type of medicine often used to treat a number of allergic health conditions.   Although antihistamines can’t cure these conditions, they often provide relief from symptoms. For example, antihistamines may be used to treat:   hay fever allergic rhinitis – inflammation of the nose caused by an allergic reaction to substances such as dust mites allergic skin

    • 21 JUL 16
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    How to keep your teeth clean

    How to keep your teeth clean

    Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day for about two minutes to help keep your teeth and mouth healthy.   Plaque is a film of bacteria that coats your teeth if you don’t brush them properly. It contributes to gum disease and tooth decay. Tooth brushing stops plaque building up. Try to make sure you brush every surface of all your

    • 20 JUL 16
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    Dehydration in children

    Dehydration in children

    Babies naturally have a low body weight and as a result are more sensitive to even small amounts of fluid loss; this may lead you to ask yourself ‘is my baby dehydrated?’. Like adults, babies and young children need to drink plenty of fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated.   Symptoms and signs of dehydration in

    • 19 JUL 16
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    Which medications are safe during pregnancy?

    Which medications are safe during pregnancy?

    When you’re pregnant, treating a simple ailment can seem complicated. While you may be tempted to reach for the remedies you used before pregnancy, you’re probably concerned about their safety. The truth is, many medications are safe to take when you’re expecting, but there are some that can hurt your baby.   In general, it’s

    • 14 JUL 16
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    L’arrivée d’un nouvel enfant dans la famille

    L’arrivée d’un nouvel enfant dans la famille

    L’arrivée d’un premier ou d’un nouvel enfant au sein de la famille va inévitablement modifier la dynamique familiale, notamment entre frères et sœurs.   Voici donc 4 conseils clés afin de s’y préparer au mieux :   –  Conseil n°1: Préparer l’arrivée du nouveau-né   D’une manière générale, il est toujours mieux d’exprimer les inquiétudes

    • 14 JUL 16
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    L’enfant et le jeu : une activité à ne pas négliger

    L’enfant et le jeu : une activité à ne pas négliger

    Jouer ? Pourquoi faire ? Dois-je jouer avec mon enfant ? Comment ?   Définition   Le jeu est une activité physique, mentale ou sociale, non imposée, à laquelle on s’adonne pour se divertir et en tirer un plaisir.   Le jeu est essentiel pour le développement de l’enfant   Il est le langage de

    • 12 JUL 16
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    L’adolescence, une période particulière…

    L’adolescence, une période particulière…

    Le passage de l’enfance à l’adolescence : Qui suis-je ? Voici un éclairage sur une période intense pour les ados, leurs parents et leurs entourages.   L’adolescent et sa psychologie   L’adolescence est une étape sensible du développement d’un individu. Du point de vue psychologique, le processus de séparation-individuation est le premier axe caractéristique de

    • 12 JUL 16
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    Les bienfaits de l’acupuncture pendant la grossesse et après l’accouchement

    Les bienfaits de l’acupuncture pendant la grossesse et après l’accouchement

    Qu’est-ce que l’acupuncture ?   L’acupuncture est une branche de la médecine chinoise traditionnelle qui vise à rétablir la bonne circulation de l’énergie, en stimulant des points précis situés sur le corps à l’aide de fines aiguilles. Ainsi, elle agit sur des méridiens (sorte de canaux de circulation de l’énergie) et sur les fonctions vitales de

    • 12 JUL 16
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    La rééducation du périnée en 5 questions

    La rééducation du périnée en 5 questions

    Le périnée, qu’est-ce que c’est ?   Le périnée est un ensemble de muscles partant du pubis jusque la base de la colonne vertébrale. Prenant la forme d’un hamac, c’est en quelque sorte le plancher qui soutient vos organes abdominaux : la vessie, l’utérus, l’intestin et le rectum. Pendant toute votre grossesse, le périnée a supporté

    • 12 JUL 16
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    La préparation à la naissance à Londres

    La préparation à la naissance à Londres

    Si les futures mamans en France se voient proposer huit séances de préparation à la naissance, il est plus difficile pour les femmes enceintes londoniennes de savoir vers qui se tourner pour se préparer à cette grande aventure qu’est la mise au monde de son enfant.   Il existe néanmoins un éventail de propositions en

    • 12 JUL 16
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    La périnatalité, qu’est-ce que c’est ?

    La périnatalité, qu’est-ce que c’est ?

    Le terme périnatalité signifie « autour de la naissance ». L’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé le définit comme la période comprise entre la 28e semaine d’aménorrhée (environ 6 mois de grossesse) et le 8e jour suivant la naissance. Plus généralement, la périnatalité réfère à un processus continu qui débute dès le désir d’enfant et comprend

    • 12 JUL 16
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    Accoucher en France ou en Angleterre

    Accoucher en France ou en Angleterre

    Les futures mamans à Londres (et leur mari !) se trouvent souvent devant le même dilemme : où accoucher (Londres/Paris, public/privé – onéreux sans assurance !), quel suivi envisager. Si un séjour chez les (beaux-) parents peut paraître envisageable avant l’accouchement, faire la navette pour le suivi est beaucoup plus compliquée. Qu’elles se rassurent cependant : la surveillance

    • 12 JUL 16
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    L’homéopathie durant la grossesse

    L’homéopathie durant la grossesse

    Qu’est-ce que l’homéopathie?   L’homéopathie est une médecine naturelle qui stimule le système d’auto-guérison et vise à rétablir la santé de façon douce et permanente. La plupart des remèdes homéopathiques sont issus de plantes et ne présentent aucun danger de toxicité. Ils peuvent être ainsi pris pendant la grossesse et sont parfaitement adaptés à tous, mamans

    • 12 JUL 16
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    L’homéopathie comme soutien pendant et après la naissance

    L’homéopathie comme soutien pendant et après la naissance

    Qu’est-ce que l’homéopathie ?   Mon intérêt pour l’homéopathie a commencé lorsque à deux mois, ma fille a été diagnostiquée avec un eczéma sévère, dont les symptômes n’étaient pas complètement soulagés par des traitements classiques. Je me suis alors tournée vers l’homéopathie, qui a rapporté une amélioration spectaculaire. C’est cela qui m’a fait décider à

    • 12 JUL 16
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    Plagiocephalie

    Plagiocephalie

    Definition:   La plagiocéphalie (du grec « plagios » = oblique et « kephalê » = tête) ou « syndrome de la tête plate » est classiquement décrite comme une déformation asymétrique plus ou moins important du crâne caractérisée par un aplatissement de sa partie postérieure.   Il en existe deux formes, aux natures totalement différentes :   La plagiocéphalie

    • 08 JUL 16
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    Baby constipation

    Baby constipation

    What causes it?   The breastfed baby A breastfed baby will very rarely get constipation because breast milk is more easily digested. Breastfed babies have several helpful types of bacteria in their large intestine that are capable of breaking down some of the otherwise indigestible carbohydrates, proteins and fats in milk. As a result, their stools

    • 07 JUL 16
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    The right way to remove skin tags

    The right way to remove skin tags

    If you’ve noticed fleshy little growths on your skin that are tempting to pick at, you likely have skin tags. These raised bumps and flaps are known as “acrochordons” or “cutaneous tags” by dermatologists. Fortunately, they’re completely harmless—but they can be super-annoying if you don’t like the way they look.   “They often occur in

    • 07 JUL 16
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    How your vagina changes in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s

    How your vagina changes in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s

    Subscribe If you’re not the kind of woman who regularly examines herself south of the border, you might not realize that, just like the rest of your body, your vagina is getting older.   It’s not that your vagina is celebrating your exact birthday. After all, “your body doesn’t know that the calendar is changing,”

    • 07 JUL 16
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    2 New ways to make toenail fungus disappear

    2 New ways to make toenail fungus disappear

    Sandal season isn’t so fun for toenail fungus suffers. But the estimated 35 million people who deal with foot fungi may soon be joining the barefoot masses, as two new solutions for toenail fungus have just entered the scene.   In early July, the FDA approved Kerydine, a treatment for onychomycosis (toenail fungus) that’s the

    • 07 JUL 16
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    Why your plate is as important as your face cream?

    Why your plate is as important as your face cream?

    You can mask it, exfoliate it, cleanse it and moisturise it, but no amount of product applied to the skin, whatever the promise or price tag, can compensate for a poor diet.   For a clear, smooth and glowing complexion, the foods we put into our body are just as important as what we put

    • 07 JUL 16
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    What really works for rosacea?

    What really works for rosacea?

    Rosacea is a skin condition that causes facial redness. Because it’s so highly visible, it can be embarrassing and can even interfere with a person’s quality of life.   Flare-ups are often made worse by sunbathing, extremes of temperature, as well as things like spicy food. We look at the best ways to treat rosacea

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Women and hair loss: coping tips

    Women and hair loss: coping tips

    Losing your crowning glory can be particularly difficult for women. But there are ways to cope.   Losing your hair as a woman, especially if you’re young or at a vulnerable time in your life, can badly affect your confidence.   Jackie McKillop, Alopecia UK spokesperson and junior nursing sister at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, says society considers hair to

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Anti-aging tips

    Anti-aging tips

    Years of exposure to glossy magazine ads and slick television commercials for anti-aging serums have taught us that our faces tell our stories. They reveal damage from all those summers as a lifeguard or camp counselor, lines from a nasty breakup or two, and the perfect “11” of a furrowed brow.   Maintain a Healthy

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Hair dye safety

    Hair dye safety

    When hair dyes first came out, the main ingredient used in coal-tar dyes caused allergic reactions in some people. Most hair dyes now are made from petroleum sources. But FDA still considers them to be coal-tar dyes. This is because they have some of the same compounds found in these older dyes.   There have

    • 06 JUL 16
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    High-SPF Sunscreens: Are They Better?

    High-SPF Sunscreens: Are They Better?

    When you’ve shopped for sunscreen , you have probably noticed products with very high sun protection factor (SPF) ratings.   But is a 100+ or a 90+ sunscreen really that much better than one with an SPF of 30?   SPF refers to the ability of a sunscreen to block ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, which

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Crying

    Crying

    What do we know about crying in the first three months of life?   Some babies cry more than others. All babies fuss and cry most in the late afternoon or early evening. All babies cry more in the first three months of life than later in development. Many studies have shown that during the

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Colic and baby

    Colic and baby

    What exactly is colic?   Colic is a term used to describe uncontrollable crying in a healthy baby. Colic is common among newborn babies. It starts at about two to four weeks and is over by the time they are three or four months old. A baby with colic cries for more than three hours

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Baby massage

    Baby massage

    Research has shown that massage can relax babies, improve their sleep patterns, and calm them when they are irritable. Infant massage should last around 15 minutes. Don’t worry if you have only five or ten minutes: even a short massage is good for your baby. Choose a warm, quiet room and play background music if

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Routine health care for newborn babies

    Routine health care for newborn babies

    Your newborn baby will receive a considerable amount of health care immediately after birth and in the first few days of life. His skin will be patted dry to minimize any heat loss caused by evaporation of amniotic fluid. He will be kept warm and his temperature will be checked regularly.   Your newborn baby will

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Intellectual disability

    Intellectual disability

    Intellectual disability (ID), once called mental retardation, is characterized by below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. People with intellectual disabilities can and do learn new skills, but they learn them more slowly. There are varying degrees of intellectual disability, from mild to profound.   What is intellectual

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Colds, coughs and ear infections in children

    Colds, coughs and ear infections in children

    Children’s colds   It’s normal for a child to have eight or more colds a year. This is because there are hundreds of different cold viruses and young children have no immunity to any of them as they’ve never had them before. Gradually they build up immunity and get fewer colds.   Most colds get better

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Hay fever and schools exams anxiety- The Harper homepathy newsletter

    Hay fever and schools exams anxiety- The Harper homepathy newsletter

    Hay fever season is around the corner!   Hay fever is an allergy caused by breathing in pollen particles and by pollen getting into the eyes. You can get hay fever at any times from early sprin to late summer. The pollens most likely to cause problems in early spring are those form the trees,

    • 05 JUL 16
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    Being Too Clean May Not Be Good’ for Baby

    Being Too Clean May Not Be Good’ for Baby

    A recent study suggests babies who are exposed to allergens and bacteria may have lower incidences of allergies and asthma later in life. For years I’ve been committed to (some would say obsessed with) the idea that the cleaner I keep my home, the healthier my kids will be. Many of us parents have spent

    • 05 JUL 16
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    Study: giving babies antibiotics may cause obesity later in life

    Study: giving babies antibiotics may cause obesity later in life

    The negative effects of penicillin on good gut bacteria early in life may make it easier for children to become obese when they are older.   A study has found a possible link between giving young children antibiotics and them developing obesity later in life. The study focused on penicillin’s effects; however, the problem appears

    • 05 JUL 16
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    Sunburn

    Sunburn

    How do I know if my baby has sunburn?   If your baby has sunburn, her skin will look red and feel hot to the touch, even if you try to cool her down. If her sunburn is severe, her skin may blister and become swollen, and she may develop a fever.   Sunburn is

    • 05 JUL 16
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    Caring for your baby’s teeth

    Caring for your baby’s teeth

    When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?     Start cleaning your baby’s teeth twice a day as soon as you see his first little tooth bud emerging. If you start early, your baby will get used to having his teeth cleaned.   Your baby’s first tooth will most likely be a bottom front

    • 04 JUL 16
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    Pregnancy and prenatal vitamins

    Pregnancy and prenatal vitamins

    What are prenatal vitamins?   Eating a healthy diet is always a wise idea — especially during pregnancy. It’s also a good idea during pregnancy to take a prenatal vitamin to help cover any nutritional gaps in the mother’s diet.   Prenatal vitamins contain many vitamins and minerals. Their folic acid, iron, iodine, and calcium are

    • 04 JUL 16
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    Multiple pregnancy

    Multiple pregnancy

    Multiple pregnancy means carrying more than one baby, normally twins.   Multiple pregnancies are getting more common because they are linked to infertility treatments, which are becoming more available. The most common multiple is twins.   Twins can be monozygotic (one fertilised egg splits in two) or dizygotic (two eggs are fertilised). Monozygotic twins will normally

    • 04 JUL 16
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    Antiphospholipid syndrome

    Antiphospholipid syndrome

    Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system makes antibodies that attack and damage its own tissues or cells.   Normally the immune system makes antibodies to attack infections, but in APS antibodies are made against phospholipids – a type of fat found in many different cells and tissues. It

    • 04 JUL 16
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    All about exercise in pregnancy

    All about exercise in pregnancy

    People may tell you that pregnancy is a good time to put your feet up. If your pregnancy is uncomplicated it is actually much healthier for you and your baby to stay active during your pregnancy.   Now you’re pregnant, being active will boost your health – it’s good for your unborn baby, too. It

    • 04 JUL 16
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    Eating for two

    Eating for two

    Eating healthy foods is more important now than ever! You need more protein, iron, calcium, and folic acid than you did before pregnancy. You also need more calories. But “eating for two” doesn’t mean eating twice as much. Rather, it means that the foods you eat are the main source of nutrients for your baby. Sensible,

    • 04 JUL 16
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    Antenatal exercise classes

    Antenatal exercise classes

    Exercising in pregnancy is important for lots of great reasons. It also offers the chance to meet up and get to know other pregnant mums. It’s fun seeing everyone else’s bump and helps you to feel more normal (rather than the fat one in the office), and everyone is usually very friendly as you are

    • 04 JUL 16
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    Signs of labour

    Signs of labour

    How will I know when I’m in labour?   Every woman’s experience of labour is different. You may only be able to work out when labour truly started after you’ve been through it! However, changes that take place in pre-labour and early labour may cause tell-tale signs and symptoms that labour is imminent.   In pre-labour or early labour

    • 04 JUL 16
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    10 pregnancy myths busted

    10 pregnancy myths busted

    So you don’t need to kick your caffeine habit completely. Flying is fine. And sex actually gets better (for some). We reveal the truth behind 10 of the most misunderstood pregnancy myths.   Rule 1: Though shalt not exercise   As tempting as it can be to declare a state of hibernation, it’s actually a

    • 04 JUL 16
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    Five ways to relax in pregnancy

    Five ways to relax in pregnancy

    We all dream of floating serenely through pregnancy, channelling a sense of calm for the growing baby inside us. But, often, the reality is somewhat different.   Pressures at work and home, or worries about the future, on top of coping with health issues, tiredness and sickness can be overwhelming. As many as one in 10 expectant