Brain and Nervous System
October 27, 2017

What is Motor Neurone Disease (MND) ?

Motor neurone disease (MND) makes up a group of severe disorders of the nervous system, and it occurs when motor neurons progressively lose their function. Motor neurones are specialised nerve cells that help regulate many of the body's automatic processes, such as breathing and swallowing - they also send signals from the brain to the muscles and bones, enabling you to move them.  On 3 November 2014, former Springbok player Tinus Linee died from the disorder, and In February 2017, South African Springbok, Joost van der Westerhuizen passed away after a long struggle with the disease. Approximately 5% of people…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
March 23, 2015

Why do I have stomach pain?

Not again! Where is this pain in my stomach coming from? Do stomach cramps hit you when you least expect them? There are some obvious causes for stomach cramps, like the tummy bug or food poisoning, but what about unexpected causes? Here are 5 reasons that might be behind your mysterious pain. (more…)
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Gut & digestion
August 21, 2014

5 Ways to beat bloating

Do you constantly feel bloated and uncomfortable? It’s often the result of what you’re eating and drinking. We take a look at the most common culprits: Fizzy drinks and chewing gum The bubbles in carbonated drinks (including sparkling water and beer) can cause gas to get trapped in your stomach. Cut down on fizzy drinks, and if you find plain water boring, flavour it with fresh lemon, lime or cucumber. As for chewing gum, it can also cause bloating. This is because when you chew gum you swallow air at the same time. You’re not eating enough fibre Getting too…
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