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Tennis elbow

For the most part, tennis players are competitive and they are determined to keep playing despite how they feel. Tennis is a highly demanding sport and we could imagine how much strain it has on...

Mosquitoes! A biting nuisance…

There’s no doubt about it: mosquitoes are annoying. And even worse, their bites are itchy, can get infected and sometimes transmit serious diseases like malaria, as well as viral pathogens such as...

Although sun exposure is essential, in particular to help with vitamin D production, when it is excessive health risks are involved, such as sunburn, premature skin ageing, skin cancer (such as...

How to prevent constipation

Constipation is characterised by infrequent bowel movements or difficulty in passing stools.

Most people may suffer occasionally from constipation but with time and changes in the daily...

“What care should I take when I wash my hands?”

On May 5, the World Health Organisation raised awareness regarding hand hygiene and other good habits to control infection through the “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” global campaign.

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Obesity is one of the biggest health problems facing the country, and it’s our lower limbs and feet which bear the brunt of being overweight.

As part of The College of Podiatry’s annual...

Aspirin revisited

The good old aspirin … A real survivor, with extensive usage, from pain relief to preventative medicine.

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) was first produced in tablet form in 1901, more than...

Golf is a popular sport amongst people of all ages worldwide. Part of its appeal is that to participate there is no gender, skill or age limit.

People of all ages can practice golf,...

Artificial sweeteners

With overweight and obesity increasing at a fast pace, sugar substitutes abound and are taking the place of sugar in the market. Too much sugar is of course a major contribution to our caloric...

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