• 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

    • 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

    • 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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    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

    • 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

    • 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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    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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    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

    • 20 JUN 16
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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

    • 20 JUN 16
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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

    • 20 JUN 16
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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

    • 20 JUN 16
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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),