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The Festive Season is over and you may feel your waistline is as well. All is not lost however. In fact, now that we are at the beginning of the year, it is a good time to begin a new diet. By ‘diet’, we mean a healthy lifestyle eating plan. You may have tried one of the numerous crash diets that are popular. Cabbage soup anyone? Do crash diets wor
Food habits start from early childhood. If you feed your baby, toddler or child sugary drinks, crisps and sweets they will be eating and drinking them as adults. If you keep their diet free of junk food and only give them healthy food as babies you will be setting them up for a healthy life right from the start. But, what should you feed your child
Stress and depression can disrupt your holidays and hurt your health. If you are single and have no family, the stress and depression comes in a different form to those who are not single and do have family. Both are difficult and can become debilitating. The holiday season can be extremely difficult for people suffering from depression. Loneliness
Q: What is skin cancer? A: Simply put, skin cancer is a tumour or growth of abnormal cells in our skin. The most common types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Of the three, malignant melanomas are the most dangerous and more likely to spread. Q: What causes skin cancer? A: Most skin cancers a
Here are the four most important things you need to know about HIV and AIDS: AIDS and HIV are not the same thing. HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS is Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Having HIV does not mean you have AIDS. As flu is the result of the influenza virus so AIDS is the result of the HIV virus. In both cases, the flu and
What is immunisation? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a vaccine is a biological preparation which improves one's immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent resembling the disease-causing microorganism. It is often made from weakened or dead forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface protein