Cold sores or fever blisters are the common names for herpes simplex. Cold sores are viral infection of the skin.
The stomach doesn't always tolerate what it takes in. The quickest way to the stomach to eject whatever is bothering it is straight back up again!
Bed sores are red marks which appear at the pressure points such as heels, elbows, buttocks and hips. They are far easier to prevent than cure.
Coughing is the body's way of removing mucus and dust from the lungs.
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.
Prevention is better than cure! Children are particularly susceptible to sunburn and great care should be taken to avoid over-exposure to the harmful effects of the sun.
It is well recognised and accepted that there are many 'risk factors' for heart disease, many of which are lifestyle risk factors.
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.
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.
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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