Author: Andini

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Spotting an influenza infection! 

Influenza (also known as the flu) refers to an infectious virus which affects primarily the respiratory tract. There are three forms that may cause outbreaks: type A, B and C; type A and B are...

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UNDERSTANDING Risk Factors Of Cardiovascular Disease

There are several factors that can increase one’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. These include:  Family History: certain ethnicities have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The reason behind this is not fully understood.However it is thought to...

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SEVEN Steps To A Healthier Cardiovascular System

MAINTAINING cardiovascular health is a key part of keeping healthy overall. The cardiovascular circulatory system helps distribute blood around the body. Poor distribution of blood can impair the normal function of organs – as they are...

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QUININE: An Insight Into The Miraculous Drug

 Quinine (also popularly known as quinine sulphate) generally refers to an alkaloid compound which may be extracted from Cinchona bark.  Its clinical relevance can be traced primarily to its use in the treatment of...

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THE Dangers Of Cystitis 

Cystitis refers to the inflammation of the urethra (picture of urethra) which is often caused by a bacterial infection. It more commonly affects women due to the anatomy of the urinogenitals (ie the closeness of the anus,...

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TWELVE Easy Ways To Get Exercise – Part 2

7. Add squats to your daily routine: Squats are a great way to develop the muscles in our thighs and buttocks. So perhaps while making breakfast try to add in some squats as you...

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TWELVE Easy Ways To Get Physical Exercise – Part 1

Physical exercise is an important aspect of staying fit and healthy. But it can, however, be difficult to make the time to do significant exercise if you have a busy schedule. The following are some ways you can...

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SIX Reasons You Should Not Abuse Alcohol 

DRINKING alcohol in moderation, often advocated for by health workers, can be considered a crucial part of overall health. We can run into problems when we overindulge in alcohol. Overindulgence in alcohol may be driven...

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HOW Working Out Helps The Brain 

  STUDIES suggest that sessions of physical exercise have positive effects on the brain. Not only do these emerge right after a workout but these effects can be long-lasting. It is thought that as the brain is a muscle...

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SELF Care Advice For Long-Term Pain Management 

COPING with chronic pain can be difficult and often puts a strain on daily living. Here are some tips to help control pain.   Consider counselling: Speak to a professional can help ease the pain you feel. Counsellor can...