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Medication & Treatment
November 30, 2018

The dangers of medication

Medication helps us feel better, right? If taken the right way, yes. After a consultation with your doctor, he may prescribe certain medications to help you recover. These are normally given with directions like how much to take and at what times. Medication becomes dangerous when you leave the doctor’s room without being clear on how you should take it. This lack of knowledge could cause serious consequences. According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), an estimated 20% of high school students admit to taking prescription drugs without a doctor’s prescription. Misusing medication can leave you with…
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Medication & Treatment
March 15, 2016

Should I stop taking my meds?

If you have been prescribed medication for a chronic condition, there is a good chance that you feel great and would love to come off it. The truth is that many diseases are silent and have no symptoms until you have a serious health event like a stroke or heart attack. Here are just a few reasons why you should stay on your medication. (more…)
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Birth Control
July 24, 2015

Side-effects from birth control pills

If you're young, healthy and don't smoke, it's unlikely you'll have serious side effects from birth control pills. Some women do however, experience side effects...let's take a look at the more common ones and what can be done. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
February 12, 2015

Skinny with side effects

Are you about to kick-start a diet program to shake off those extra kilo's - the winter-rolls or the weekend-pouch? There's a problem: in an attempt to burn fat fast, some people reach for diet medication. (more…)
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