Mumps is infectious from two or three days before the swelling appears until eight or ten days after that date.
A common problem! The bleeding comes from the central septum of the nose, which divides the two nostrils.
Gastroenteritis describes a group of diseases affecting the stomach or part of the intestine.
Even in the 21st Century there is no magic cure for colds. Antibiotics do not work on viruses. There are hundreds of cold viruses, that is why we can catch a cold frequently.
Chicken pox is a relatively harmless illness that mainly affects children. However, the virus can remain dormant in the body and cause shingles in adulthood.
Fungal infections of the skin
Fungal infections of the skin are the second most common infection.
Coughing is the body's way of removing mucus and dust from the lungs.
Today, cancer of the bowel is responsible for thousands of premature deaths a year. The role of diet in maintaining healthy bowels is indisputable and every year, it appears that more and more is understood about the development of disease in the lower end of the gut.
Healthy Eating is all about getting the balance right. That is, the balance between all the different nutrients that exist in food and drinks.
Osteoporosis and diet
Bone is a complicated structure consisting of minerals, vitamins and protein. The main mineral is calcium. There is over 1Kg of calcium present in the body, but 99% of this is found in the bones.
It is well recognised and accepted that there are many 'risk factors' for heart disease, many of which are lifestyle risk factors.
The risks of being overweight are many, ranging from painful feet and knees to coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. The vast majority of people who are overweight would like to weigh less, but we know that instead of the incidence of overweight and obesity decreasing, it is in fact increasing.
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