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The Hello Doctor Team

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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Recipes
May 3, 2019

3 tasty recipes to protect you from the flu

Flu season has arrived so it’s time to give the germs a good fight! The best way to arm yourself is to boost your body with flu-fighting foods. Here are three delicious recipes to send colds and flu packing.
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Grief and LossMental & Emotional Health
May 3, 2019

Preparing for the death of a loved one

They say two things are inevitable; death and taxes. But while you could (but shouldn’t) cheat the taxman, no-one can cheat death. Often, however, families are unprepared for the death of a loved one. Even if you don't want to think about it, it's important to be ready for the inevitable.
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Pregnancy
May 3, 2019

Natural remedies for postpartum depression

Many mothers experience immense contentment and love after giving birth, but for some new moms, this time can be stressful, worrying and may cause depression. In addition to medical interventions, there are also many natural ways a new mom can manage her symptoms of postpartum depression.
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