General knowledge
January 27, 2020

Weird medical treatments from 100 years ago

Hate injections? Then you should be glad you didn’t live a century ago. There were treatments that are much, much worse than a little injection…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
June 18, 2018

5 reasons you’re coughing constantly

It's annoying to sit next to someone who just keeps coughing. What's worse, is when that someone is you. The coughing reflex has an important purpose, but what do you do when it doesn't go away? When you cough, you bring up mucous and harmful substances from your airways: it keeps your airways clear, so you can get oxygen into your lungs. You could also cough if you're i'll, and your lungs secrete mucous to get rid of the germs. Most coughs only last for a few days or weeks and then you feel better, but when . If your…
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Chest & LungTuberculosis
October 31, 2017

What exactly is TB? Here are the basics

In the past, TB was called ‘’consumption", because of the way it literally consumed infected people from the inside. Luckily for us, today TB is treatable. Here’s what you need to know about it. What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. While it mostly affects the lungs, it can also affect organs in the central nervous system, lymphatic system, gastro-intestinal system and circulatory system. TB is classified as being either latent or active. Latent TB occurs when the bacteria are present in the body, but this state is inactive and presents no symptoms. Latent TB…
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Chest & Lung
February 6, 2017

Home remedies for every type of cough

Your chest is tight, your nose is stuffy and you have a terrible cough!  Coughing is your body’s way of helping you clear your airways of mucus and any other irritants like dust. Although a cough is meant to help you, it feels very uncomfortable and can often be painful if it goes on for a long period. You could try home remedies for relief before going to the doctor.  Before you try them though, it’s important to understand what kind of cough you might have. Speak to one of our doctors to make sure it's not serious. Types of…
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November 17, 2016

How to stop sneezing and sniffling this spring

"Bless you!" ARRRRGH! Hay fever is annoying. If the endless sneezing, stuffy nose and scratchy throat are getting the better of you, here's what you can do. (more…)
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Chest & Lung
October 14, 2015

What kind of cough is that?

Been coughing for a while? Maybe it's time to start paying attention to the type of cough you have! Although a cough is merely a symptom of an underlying medical condition, the type of cough you have can definitely give some helpful clues as to the possible cause... (more…)
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September 3, 2015

Suffering from spring allergies?

"Spring is here!" - that time of the year of beautiful blossoms, bright new leaves on trees and warmer days ... but, for many people, its arrival marks a season of hay-fever havoc! If you're sneezing your head off and continually rubbing your eyes, it's time to take control! (more…)
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