Headaches
November 22, 2013

6 Ways to treat a migraine

Many effective treatments exist for persisting headaches, including over-the-counter medication, biofeedback, injections and implants, depending upon the precise type of headache. Botox also provides a useful means of effectively and safely treating headaches.  Try these useful tips the next time you experience a headache! Apply an ice pack to the painful area of your head. Try placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck. Take a warm bath or shower; a nap, or a walk. Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage. Apply gentle, steady rotating pressure to…
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Gut & digestion
November 21, 2013

Digestion: 8 interesting facts

Your digestive system is one of the most interesting and complex systems in your body. Here are 8 important things you may not know about your digestive system. (more…)
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Depression
November 20, 2013

Are you depressed or just under pressure?

Let’s face it, life can be pretty tough at times. Then again, no one said it was easy! Ebbs and flows are normal, but it’s how you cope with those low times that matters. For some people, the stress and pressure of daily life simply gets too much, and they start developing symptoms of depression. It’s a fine line between bona fide depression and feeling as though you might snap under pressure because of work or personal problems. Where do you fit in? (more…)
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Food & nutritionHealthy Lifestyle
November 20, 2013

Mackerel and avocado wrap

Summer, sunshine and braais in sunny South Africa – what more would we want? Beautiful skins, thank you very much. Well, then we have to take care of them – you only have one. Taking care of your skin should not just be something from outside. How well you eat, is often reflected in the condition of your hair, nails and skin. Healthy food is packed with the nutrients our bodies need to look and feel great. Moderation and variation remains key and including enough healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids, plenty of antioxidants and zinc, is the answer. Despite the…
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AnxietyStress
November 19, 2013

Coping with exam stress

How Can I Help My Child? Exam time is stressful for everyone, and parents often feel helpless when it comes to helping their children manage stress and do their best in exams. Well help is here, and Dr. Russell from Hello Doctor gave some handy tips to help you, as parents, manage the next couple of months. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
November 19, 2013

A student’s guide to healthy eating

Leaving home to study is an exciting time for many young adults, and it’s often the first step towards independence and reaching their career goals. While many students travel to and from varsity every day, others don’t have that option, and live in a residence or house-share. Being away from home often means that ‘res’ students end up eating an unhealthy diet, with ready meals, 2-minute noodles and high-fat cafeteria food making up the bulk of their daily meals. (more…)
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Headaches
November 18, 2013

Botox used to treat chronic migraines

A few years ago, the idea of injecting toxins from pig's meat into your face to look pretty, was largely frowned upon (no pun intended). Today, though, Botox has made its way up the ranks, and many housewives (not all desperate) book regular visits to their aesthetic practitioner for facials, peels, and the 'quick lunch-hour injection'. As more and more patients use the product with excellent results, Botox's use is dramatically being de-stigmatized. Botox and Chronic Migraines However, apart from preserving the youthful appearance of thousands of women (and men), this controvertial drug has now also been approved by the…
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