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    How Fasting rewires your brain & turns you inward your heart

    During centuries, humans have fasted for religious reasons, spiritual discipline and as a pathway of purification. Fasting is the abstaining of food and/or drink for a certain period of time; either the whole day, alternate day or by time-restricted feeding also called intermittent fasting. Fasting observed by Muslims worldwide during Ramadan is considered as intermittent

    • 02 AUG 16
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    Have a healthy diet in pregnancy

    Have a healthy diet in pregnancy

    A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time, but is especially vital if you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby to develop and grow.   You don’t need to go on a special diet, but it’s important to eat a variety of

    • 01 AUG 16
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    Backache in pregnancy

    Backache in pregnancy

    During pregnancy, the ligaments in your body naturally become softer and stretch to prepare you for labour. This can put a strain on the joints of your lower back and pelvis, which can cause backache.   Avoiding backache in pregnancy There are several things you can do to help prevent back pain from happening, and to help you cope with

    • 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

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Do I	need to stretch before exercising?

    Do I need to stretch before exercising?

    Does stretching before exercising reduce the risk of injury?   The evidence strongly suggests that pre-exercise stretching does not reduce the risk of injury. Professor Rob Herbert, Senior Principal Researcher Fellow with Neuroscience Research Australia, took part in the three largest randomised trials on the effects of stretching. They all concluded that stretching had little

    • 24 JUN 16
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    5 Types of workout pains you should never ignore

    5 Types of workout pains you should never ignore

    Sharp pain   A sharp or stabbing pain during exercise (or any time, really) is a red flag that something is up. “Sharpness is not a normal physiological response. If you are experiencing sharp pain, it usually means there is something not functioning properly in that body system,” says Neuharth. “A few common causes of

    • 24 JUN 16
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    The	workout	 rules that  will help you lose weight

    The workout rules that will help you lose weight

    Here are trainers’ best tips for staying consistent, accountable, and on track.   Try exercising at the same time every day   Set yourself up for success as much as possible by picking a specific time to work out daily, suggest Kasen. Choose a time of day that works best for your schedule. It might

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Top	five benefits of stretching exercise

    Top five benefits of stretching exercise

    Nowadays, everyone can easily workout at home by doing simple exercises instead of going to gym. One such physical activity is stretching exercises. Though we all know the benefits of daily exercise but many are not aware of what benefits regular stretching exercises provides to our body.   Regularly stretching is just as important to

    • 24 JUN 16
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    How to exercise with health conditions

    How to exercise with health conditions

    There are many benefits to be gained from regular exercise. It can lower blood pressure, improve heart function and blood sugar control, alleviate depression, ensure good sleep, decrease risk of cancer, and help manage weight, says Susan Joy, MD, director of the Women’s Sports Health Program at the Cleveland Clinic.   Exercise Benefits for Every

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Is your workout better if your body	 trembles?

    Is your workout better if your body trembles?

    Many exercise programs advertise a certain kind of muscle quaking that they hold up as evidence that their workout is effective. But is the “wobbling” Amanda refers to actually a sign that your body is getting stronger? The top kinesiologists and trainers we spoke with agreed that muscle quaking is a physiological response to muscle

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Eat before a workout? Is it necessary?

    Eat before a workout? Is it necessary?

    With all of the marketing of sports drinks, bars, gels and powders, this is an excellent question to ask. There’s certainly no harm in eating — and it might help you meet your fitness goals by giving you more energy during the actual run or elliptical workout.   “It’s a contradiction, but you really do

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Do’s	and	don’ts for exercising while pregnant

    Do’s and don’ts for exercising while pregnant

    Before embarking on any kind of exercise program, check with your doctor first. This ensures that he or she is aware of the kinds of activities you intend to do and he or she can provide guidance and even make suggestions. That said, let’s go over some basic rules for fitness during pregnancy.   DO

    • 24 JUN 16
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    How much exercise is	enough?

    How much exercise is enough?

    Before you make a decision on how much exercise you need, you should have a good idea of your exercise goal or goals: Are you exercising for physical fitness, weight control, or as a way of keeping your stress levels low? For general health benefits, a routine of daily walking may be sufficient, says Susan

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Exercise and	physical	activity: what’s the difference?

    Exercise and physical activity: what’s the difference?

    Physical activity is defined as movement that involves contraction of your muscles. Any of the activities we do throughout the day that involve movement — housework, gardening, walking, climbing stairs — are examples of physical activity. Exercise is a specific form of physical activity — planned, purposeful physical activity performed with the intention of acquiring

    • 20 JUN 16
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    What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

    What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

    The pain, swelling and discomfort that follow wisdom tooth extraction is a normal part of the healing process. How long is wisdom teeth recovery time? When will you be back to chewing crunchy carrots and apples with ease?   Getting Your Teeth Pulled   The wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the

    • 20 JUN 16
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    The removal of wisdom teeth, or third molars, is one of the most common procedures carried out in the UK.

    The removal of wisdom teeth, or third molars, is one of the most common procedures carried out in the UK.

    The wisdom teeth grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. Most people have four wisdom teeth – one in each corner. Wisdom teeth usually grow through the gums during the late teens or early twenties. By this time, the other 28 adult teeth are usually in place, so

    • 20 JUN 16
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    All about endometriosis

    All about endometriosis

    This gynecological disease concerns more than one in almost ten females but is rarely diagnosed.   What is it?   Endometriosis is the migration of pieces of endometrium (superficial layer of uterus) towards places where it should not be: ovaries, myometrium, bowel, bladder, etc. These ectopic implants are subject to be influenced by the sex hormonal cycle

    • 20 JUN 16
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    Broken bones and eye strain – The Harper homeopathy newsletter

    Broken bones and eye strain – The Harper homeopathy newsletter

    Broken bones    Fractures and broken bones are a common occurrence especially with children, it is essential that any fracture receive immediate medical attention and is properly set. But once this has been done, the following homeopathic remedies can really help to speed up the healing process.   Symphytum – Commonly known as Knitbone, it can be used to help the

    • 20 JUN 16
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    I was bent forward at 90 degrees for a month’ with back pain’

    I was bent forward at 90 degrees for a month’ with back pain’

    As more young people report back pain, Olivia Goldhill explains how she learnt to live with weak spinal discs.   I was 13 when I had my first bout of severe back pain. On holiday in France, I had an accident wakeboarding, which is similar to waterskiing but with a snowboard. I was used to

    • 20 JUN 16
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    Four reasons to use online medical appointment scheduling

    Four reasons to use online medical appointment scheduling

    One-third of practices say that patient growth is very important. An even larger number, nearly 50 percent, say that patient satisfaction is a priority. But, there is a lack of follow-up in using tools that can really improve these areas.   One good example is online scheduling. It is one of the easiest ways to

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    What does osteopathy treat?

    What does osteopathy treat?

    Due to the holistic nature of osteopathic treatment, osteopaths will happily treat many injuries or illnesses. It is common for people with soft tissue pain to use osteopathic treatment as this is what they are best known for treating.   Pain and Injury   Soft tissue pain could include pain in any area of your

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    Reasons for having osteopathy

    Reasons for having osteopathy

    Osteopaths are often thought of as “back specialists” and this may be due to the fact that a large proportion of their patients often initially visited due to back pain. Chronic back pain is often untreatable by GPs due to the character of the condition and its occasionally non-specific origin. However the holistic nature of

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    What is osteopathy ?

    What is osteopathy ?

    Osteopathy is a holistic therapy that has become increasingly popular in the UK due to more people complaining of chronic (last lasting) back pain caused by spending long periods of time sitting at a desk or in a vehicle. Osteopathy uses a number of different techniques in order to manipulate your soft tissue (muscles, tendons

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    Diagnosing allergies – How to diagnose an allergy?

    Diagnosing allergies – How to diagnose an allergy?

    Some people have such a violent reaction to certain allergens, such as anaphylaxis, that it is relatively easy to diagnose their allergy. However, many people have either quite subtle reactions or, in the case of a food allergy, there are so many different possible causes that it can be hard to correctly diagnose the allergy

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    Causes of allergies

    Causes of allergies

    Who can be affected?   Allergies can affect anyone. Some people are affected from childhood and some do not experience symptoms until later on in life. Some allergies are inherited genetically but many people develop them independently. In the case of the former, it is known as having atopy or being atopic. The likelihood of

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    Most common allergies

    Most common allergies

    In the United Kingdom 1 out of 4 people is affected by some form of allergy. An allergy is any response by the body’s immune system to a wide variety of different substances known as allergens. Allergens are anything that can cause an immune reaction within the body. Examples include: foods, pollen, dust, medicines and

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    Questions to ask when choosing a chiropractor

    Questions to ask when choosing a chiropractor

    There are a variety of key questions that you should consider when selecting your chiropractor. This is important to do as the treatments being administered could affect you for the rest of your life. It is vital that you select the right chiropractor for you and ensure they are properly qualified to limit the possibility

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    Common chiropractic treatments

    Common chiropractic treatments

    The general reasoning behind an individual visiting a chiropractor is if they are suffering from neck or back pains. It is also not uncommon for people to seek treatment if they feel their muscles and joints are not functioning optimally. Because many of the justifications behind chiropractic care is related to the spine, it is

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    First visit to a chiropractor

    First visit to a chiropractor

    When you first sit down in the chiropractor’s clinic, you will be questioned about your lifestyle, medical history and working conditions. These questions are asked in order for the chiropractor to be able to identify what and where the problem(s) may lie as well as being able to ensure they do not damage any part

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    What is chiropractic ?

    What is chiropractic ?

    Chiropractors practice the treatment known as chiropractic. The word chiropractic comes from the meaning “to perform with hands” in Greek, which is highly appropriate as this is the general key principal in the work done by chiropractors. The treatment they provide revolves around using their hands to manipulate the muscles and joints to relieve certain

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    Ankle injuries & physiotherapy

    Ankle injuries & physiotherapy

    Your ankles and feet lie at the very bottom of the leg, bearing your entire body and coping with the stress of movement and the complications therein.   Commonly occurring ankle injuries   Sprained ankle – Ankle sprains are possibly the most commonly injury of the sort, occurring to both athletes and anyone who simply

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    Physiotherapy & knee injuries

    Physiotherapy & knee injuries

    Knee injuries are very common in athletes, the knee is a critical joint which lacks the support other joints, like the hips and shoulders do. The knee is also quite a complex structure, the bone of the upper leg (Femur) meets the bones of the lower leg (Tibia and Fibula) and the knee cap (Patella),

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    Physiotherapy & wrist injuries

    Physiotherapy & wrist injuries

    In a world of computers your wrists are subjected to the horrible abuse of constant typing. Your wrists also carry a lot of weight when exercising, which is a lot of strain on otherwise a very fine structure. Wrist injuries are commonplace, and their treatment is very much dependent on good physical therapy for a

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    Physiotherapy & elbow injuries

    Physiotherapy & elbow injuries

    Your elbows are joints that effectively allow you to move your arms in the way that you do, articulating the upper and lower arm to allow for a considerably broader range of motion. Elbow injuries are, therefore, quite common and when they do happen, can be quite limiting. They most commonly affect athletes competing in

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    Back injuries & physiotherapy

    Back injuries & physiotherapy

    Your back is essentially a large sheet of interlinking muscles, with the ever vital spinal column running down its middle. Almost every movement you make, from walking and running to bending over and crouching, will involve your back muscles. It’s no surprise then that back pain is amongst the most common chronic conditions today, and

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    Physiotherapy & neck injuries

    Physiotherapy & neck injuries

    Your neck supports the weight of your head whenever in an upright position, hence any kind of neck injury can be extremely limiting in that to stand or walk you need to have that support. Neck injuries tend to occur because of either trauma or poor posture, both of which are often assessed and/or treated

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    Physiotherapy & shoulder injuries

    Physiotherapy & shoulder injuries

    Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling, all movements you will do countless times across your life time. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace and often quite debilitating in that a range of commonly used motions are suddenly off the

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    What is sports physiotherapy?

    What is sports physiotherapy?

    Because of the vast body of knowledge available for physiotherapists in terms of treatment, diagnosis, and management, physios tend to specialise in specific fields. Investing their focus in one specialty means they develop an understanding of all the ins and outs of their chosen field, meaning the best possible care for you.   As the

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    What does a physio do with the diagnosis from assessment?

    What does a physio do with the diagnosis from assessment?

    Once a physiotherapist has established the specifics of your condition, s/he will begin to discuss what they think are the best possible routes of treatment for you. This may sometimes involve a referral to another healthcare professional, but will often involve a plan to improve your functional movement over a certain period of time. Your

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    What do physiotherapists do?

    What do physiotherapists do?

    A physiotherapist’s primary role and focus is to restore functional movement after an injury, disease, or even disability has adversely affected your mobility. Physios work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with doctors and nurses to supplement their treatments.   Physiotherapist assessments   Throughout your care any medical professionals who see you will contribute

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    Whitening: 5 things to know about getting a brighter smile

    Whitening: 5 things to know about getting a brighter smile

    Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When you asked people what they’d most like to improve about their smile, the most common response

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    Dental Crown – FAQ

    Dental Crown – FAQ

    What Are “Onlays” and “3/4 Crowns?”   Onlays and 3/4 crowns are variations on the technique of dental crowns. The difference between these crowns and the crowns discussed previously is their coverage of the underlying tooth. The “traditional” crown covers the entire tooth; onlays and 3/4 crowns cover the underlying tooth to a lesser extent.

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    What problems could develop with a dental crown?

    What problems could develop with a dental crown?

    Discomfort or sensitivity- Your newly crowned tooth may be sensitive immediately after the procedure as the anesthesia begins to wear off. If the tooth that has been crowned still has a nerve in it, you may experience some heat and cold sensitivity. Your dentist may recommend that you brush teeth with toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.

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    What steps are involved in preparing a tooth for a crown?

    What steps are involved in preparing a tooth for a crown?

    Preparing a tooth for a crown usually requires two visits to the dentist — the first step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown.   First Visit: Examining and preparing the tooth.   At the first visit in preparation for a crown, your dentist may take a

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    What types of crowns are available?

    What types of crowns are available?

    Permanent crowns can be made from stainless steel, all metal (such as gold or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic.   Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated crowns that are used on permanent teeth primarily as a temporary measure. The crown protects the tooth or filling while a permanent crown is made from another

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    Why is a dental crown needed?

    Why is a dental crown needed?

    A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:   To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down To cover and support a tooth with a large

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    How wisdom teeth are removed

    How wisdom teeth are removed

    Your dentist may remove your wisdom teeth or they may refer you to a specialist surgeon for hospital treatment.   Before the procedure, you’ll usually be given a local anaesthetic injection to numb the area around the tooth. You’ll feel some pressure just before the tooth is removed, as your dentist or oral surgeon needs to widen

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    Why are wisdom teeth removed?

    Why are wisdom teeth removed?

    Your wisdom teeth don’t usually need to be removed if they’re impacted but aren’t causing any problems. This is because there’s no proven benefit of doing this and it carries the risk of complications.   Sometimes, wisdom teeth that have become impacted or haven’t fully broken through the surface of the gum can cause dental problems. Food and

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    What to do following an extraction – Main questions

    What to do following an extraction – Main questions

    I’ve had my tooth out – what should I do now?   Take it easy for the rest of the day. Take as little exercise as you can, and rest as much as you can. Keep your head up to avoid any bleeding.   What precautions should I take?   Avoid hot food or drinks

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    After you’ve had a tooth pulled

    After you’ve had a tooth pulled

    Following an extraction, your dentist will send you home to recover. Recovery typically takes a few days. The following can help minimize discomfort, reduce the risk of infection, and speed recovery.   Take painkillers as prescribed.   Bite firmly but gently on the gauze pad placed by your dentist to reduce bleeding and allow a

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    What to expect with tooth extraction

    What to expect with tooth extraction

    Dentists and oral surgeons (dentists with special training to perform surgery) perform tooth extractions. Before pulling the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are having more than one tooth pulled or if a tooth is impacted, your

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    Reasons for pulling teeth

    Reasons for pulling teeth

    Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired.   Other reasons include:   A crowded mouth. Sometimes dentists pull teeth to prepare the