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Bone, Muscle & Joint
April 1, 2016

Is a milk moustache worth it?

“Humans have no nutritional requirement for milk.” Wow, really? Since we were kids, we were told to drink milk to make us “big and strong” – but experts believe milk actually harms our body. Is this true? (more…)
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
November 20, 2015

7 Top reasons for joint pain

Ouch! Isn’t it such a let-down when something simple and reliable (like a knee or elbow) suddenly hurts, or stops working? If it hasn’t happened to you yet, you’re lucky! Here are the most common reasons for joint pain and what you can do about it: (more…)
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General knowledge
November 7, 2015

4 More weird medical facts

We may think we know ourselves better than everyone else, but that doesn’t always mean we know or understand our bodies. Are you ready to find out some more weird facts about your body? You are taller in the morning! Your height is one of those things that just doesn’t change after you’ve hit a certain age. No cream, exercise or medicine can make you taller. Surgery is possible, but it’s painful, expensive and comes with complications. There is one time that you are taller though, and it’s right after you climb out of bed. When you sleep, the little…
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
July 22, 2015

Be kind to your bones

You might think that osteoporosis is something that happens to women after middle-age, and you’d be right – but there’s a way to prevent the onset of bone-loss – and, it starts when you’re a teenager!  (more…)
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Bone, Muscle & Joint
June 8, 2015

Crazy facts about your bones

Have you ever really thought about how fascinating your bones actually are? They can mend themselves; grow up until you hit 30 years of age and are made up of mineral crystals – and there is so much more! (more…)
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Bone, Muscle & JointGout
January 23, 2015

What is gout?

Gout is a kind of arthritis in which crystals of sodium urate produced by your body forms inside joints. You may suffer attacks of sudden burning pain, swelling and stiffness in a joint, and these attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. Left unattended over time, gout attacks can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues. Gout is most common in men, and the joint usually affected is usually a big toe. (more…)
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Healthy Bones
Bone, Muscle & Joint
October 14, 2014

Your brilliant bones

It's the frame that holds you, and the material is incredibly strong - yet it remakes itself over and over again. It’s Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week, so let’s talk about your bones. (more…)
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Arthritis
December 21, 2013

Working with arthritis

Did you know? There are more than 100 diseases which fall under the heading of arthritis, and all of them are characterised by joint stiffness and debilitating pain. Arthritis is a chronic condition, and accounts for more than 1 in every 10 visits to the GP. Joint pain may be caused by injury or an infection but, as we age, the most common cause is osteoarthritis. The joints most generally affected are the hips, knees, shoulders and finger joints. (more…)
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Foot Care
December 4, 2013

High heels: Here’s why you should give your feet a break

There’s little more satisfying than putting on a killer pair of high heels to make a woman feel confident and ready for the day. The thing is, high heels aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, and every season they seem to get higher, with narrower heels and less support. Over time this can (unfortunately) cause long-term problems. We take a look at the most common issues women face by ‘subjecting’ their feet to the stress of high heels on a regular basis. (more…)
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