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What to do when your child has fever

The human body defence system reacts to infections whether viral or bacterial and that results in fever! The caring parents become worried when their child develops fever. Symptoms of fever: headache and generalised aches lack of apetite disturbed sleep the child become less active or inactive Add to that the signs and symptoms of causative […]

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Quitting Smoking

I do not want to bother you by detailing the effect of smoking on your health, as I am sure you know it but I will summarise the steps to help you quit smoking. Recent studies showed that people who were able to quit smoking relying on their own motivation were able to maintain it […]

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Reflux (gastro-oesophageal reflux)

The stomach digests food by secreting acid (hydrochloric acid). By nature the stomach contents go downwards into the gut.  Sometimes part of the stomach acid goes up into the oesophagus (the tube that connects your throat to the stomach), this is called gastro -oesophageal reflux.   Causes:  Heredity                    Smoking Alcohol         […]

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What do you know about skin cancer?

Type of skin cancer: -Basal Cell Carcinoma- the most common – Squamous Cell Carcinoma {These two known as non-melanoma skin cancer NMSC} – Melanoma: the most serious – Others: a few rare skin cancers How skin cancer develops: – Over exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light causes changes in the skin cells which cause the skin […]

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What you need to know about Acne

Acne (commonly known as Pimples) is one of the most common skin diseases that general practitioners and dermatologists face frequently. Acne usually occurs in face and upper part of the body during and after puberty. It has links to the level of sex and growth hormones but life style can play a part in the […]

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Melanoma and Sun Exposure

Australia is leading the world in the incidence and prevalence of Melanoma and other skin cancer where Queensland has the highest record. All studies and surveys showed that Melanoma is linked to the recreational sun exposure rather than sun exposure during working outdoors. Working outdoors usually causes basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcima and […]

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