Fungal infections of the skin
Fungal infections of the skin are the second most common infection.
Four out of five people suffer back pain at some time. Most often it's caused by strains, minor injury or simple inactivity.
This is a common problem as we get older, since we do not eat so much, nor do we take as much exercise.
Most people will have had the 'flu at some point. It is a very unpleasant experience but most people recover.
Burns and scalds require immediate attention.
Mumps is infectious from two or three days before the swelling appears until eight or ten days after that date.
Sprains and strains often a occur during everyday tasks or whilst playing sport. Firstly apply a cold compress, containing ice if possible.
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.
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.
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.
Healthy Eating is all about getting the balance right. That is, the balance between all the different nutrients that exist in food and drinks.
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