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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.

In...

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...

Complex care is the most important problem faced in general/internal medicine as it is a real challenge to treat patients with multiple co-morbidities. It is very common for patients to have...

An extremely efficient natural therapy now available in Portugal

Hirudotherapy is a type of therapy that uses medicinal leeches to treat and prevent a number of different illnesses. The name derives from the Latin word ‘hirunas’, which means leech.

The...

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