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How to Treat Winter Ailments Effectively

During winter, conditions such as colds (acute nasopharyngitis), influenza, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, otitis media, sinusitis, croup, pneumonia, chilblains, chapped lips and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are common worldwide. Fortunately, South Africans are close enough to the equator and are not affected by SAD as much as people in the northern hemisphere. Chilblains and chapped lips may […]

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Basic Face-lifts: Different Strokes for Different Folks

When it comes to face-lifts, age does not determine when one is needed. Some people age more gracefully than others, due to their genetic composition. However, lifestyle factors play a huge role. Excessive sun exposure, gaining weight, losing weight and cigarette smoking accelerate the ageing process, thus accentuating the changes that occur in all people. […]

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Concussion in Sport: Don’t Take it Lightly

Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is defined as a pathophysiological process that affects the brain as a result of a direct or indirect blow to the head. In SA, rugby has the highest incidence of concussion among collision team sports. Approximately 10-15% of high school rugby players will suffer a concussion […]

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Education of Patients Vital in Managing Diabetes as it Rapidly Escalates Globally

In 2003, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated that 194 million adults were living with diabetes. The federation predicted that that the prevalence would rise to a staggering 333 million people by 2030. “However, by 2009 the global burden of diabetes had already increased dramatically, reaching a prevalence of 285 million people,” said Dr Aslam […]

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