First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
September 22, 2020

Home emergencies – how to handle a fever

It's 3am and your 2 year old, who has been restless all night, wakes up howling. Her skin feels as though it’s burning up, so you grab your thermometer, and her temperature is 39 degrees. What do you do?
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
March 19, 2019

How to prevent and treat early-morning headaches

Waking up with a pounding headache is not a great way to start the day. Headaches are very common. In fact, research shows that tension headaches and migraines are the second and third most prevalent disorders in the world.
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
November 30, 2018

Foods that trigger headaches

Your head has been throbbing the entire day and you have no idea why. Before popping a pill, you should probably check your diet. Healthy food can boost your health and make you feel good, but certain foods can also cause headaches. What’s more; eating habits like fasting, skipping meals and dehydration could also all be headache culprits. Here are a few of the most common headache and migraine food triggers. Cured meats Deli meats like ham, sausage and hot dogs are convenient lunch and breakfast options but these cured meats contain preservatives called nitrates, which is what helps preserve…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
September 18, 2018

Why is your jaw hurting?

We don't tend to think much of our jaws...until it gives us problems. Your jawbone connects to your skull with two joints; called temporomandibular joints (TMJs). These are found just in front of your ears and allows you to open and close your mouth. Your jaw also holds your teeth and gums. If you experience jaw pain, you’ll struggle to do everyday things like eating and speaking, and it's usually due to something that's gone wrong with your teeth, gums or the TMJ. Common symptoms of jaw pain include a clicking sound when you open your mouth, pain or aches…
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Brain and Nervous System
July 11, 2018

What is Alice in Wonderland syndrome?

In the book and movie, Alice in Wonderland, the world doesn’t quite look or feel as it should: she tumbles down a hole, steps through a tiny door, and meets a giant caterpillar. As unimaginable as it sounds, this experience can be real for some. Strange, right? Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS) is a rare condition where you experience distorted perception and disorientation. Common experiences with this condition may include feeling smaller or larger than you actually are. You may also feel like the room, or objects in the room seem to move around, or that they are closer or…
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
June 6, 2018

5 unusual causes for headaches

You’ve been hit by a sudden storm of pain. Your head is pounding and you have no idea why. What could have triggered your headache? Headaches are categorised as primary or secondary headaches. The most common types are primary headaches that include tension, muscle and cluster headaches. These are caused by spasms in the neck muscles. Secondary headaches happen when an external factor triggers the sensitive pain nerves in the head. This could a hangover, a concussion, dehydration, blood clots, brain freeze (ice-cream headaches) and the flu. There are also a few unusual reasons for headaches: Your hairstyle Sure, that…
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October 27, 2017

When does flu become dangerous?

Are you prepared for the flu season? Find out what you should watch out for, and whether you’re at risk for complications. What is Flu? Influenza (flu) is a viral disease that develop very quickly, spreading through your upper respiratory tract and sometimes progressing to your lungs. It’s highly contagious and it’s spread through airborne water droplets (when someone coughs or sneezes) or through close contact with an infected person. What are the Signs and Symptoms of Flu? General flu symptoms include a fever sore throat headache muscle pain stuffy nose cough body discomfort Certain, more severe strains of flu…
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July 30, 2016

Dangerous pains – When to seek emergency care

We all suffer from aches and pains. But the question is when do we need to worry? Which should not be ignored and most importantly which should have us calling emergency services? Here is a list of those pains and symptoms which require immediate and emergency intervention: (more…)
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HeadachesSymptoms, Aches & Pains
December 26, 2015

Headaches: What’s causing yours?

Headaches are one of the most common ailments in the world, yet there are so many different kinds of headaches and each of them are caused by something else. We take a look at the different headaches and what you can do to treat them. A headache is a pain that stems from your head or neck – and the source of the pain can from the muscles, sinuses eyes or ears. (more…)
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allergy-friendly airline travel
November 27, 2015

How to beat travel headaches

Taking a long road-trip or flight to your holiday destination? You’re packed, excited and looking forward to the break, but a couple of hours in, a blinding headache hits! If you suffer from headaches while travelling, we’ve got some tips to keep you pain-free! (more…)
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