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The Hello Doctor Team

Cancer & lymphoma
August 6, 2019

Beating cancer: one young man’s survival story

Cancer can be devastating news. But, it doesn’t have to mean the end. Zhakier Adams a 21-year-old childhood cancer survivor, reminds us that there is hope.
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Skin
August 2, 2019

Can you treat eczema with your diet?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition known to cause patches of dry, itchy skin on your body. It usually develops as a result of inflammation.
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
May 3, 2019

When should you call a doctor about a nosebleed?

Having blood drip from your nose can be terrifying! Nosebleeds aren’t usually a sign of anything serious and can often be treated at home. There are some times though when you may need to see your doctor.
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Ears, Nose & Throat
May 3, 2019

What does your earwax colour mean?

Sometimes the ears make more wax than it needs, which can lead to a build-up of earwax. Other times, you might notice that the colour has changed from yellow to dark brown, green, red or even black. Not sure when to be alarmed?
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Eye Health
May 3, 2019

What are those floaty things in your eye?

Ever noticed little specks or blobs floating in your eyes? These are called, appropriately enough, floaters, and they usually drift away when your eyes stop moving. But why are they there?
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Infections
May 3, 2019

Winning the war against polio

Thankfully, due to routine immunisations, South Africa has been free from polio since 1989. There are, however still cases of polio in other countries. In recent years, the number of people affected by polio has decreased, but unfortunately, even a small number of infected people can put many others at risk.
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Bone, Muscle & JointOsteoporosis
May 3, 2019

The best ways to prevent a hip fracture

Worldwide, osteoporosis, or “brittle bone disease” is the leading cause of hip fractures. As we reach our 60s and 70s, our risk of developing osteoporosis naturally increases. And, while nearly 75% of hip fractures occur in women, men are vulnerable too.
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Liver & Gallbladder
May 3, 2019

The best foods for your liver

Your liver works hard to keep different processes in your body healthy, including metabolism; secretion energy storage, and detoxification. To keep your liver healthy, you need to eat the right foods.
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