Month: October 2017

13 types of cancer linked to this lifestyle disease

There’s a link between obesity and 40% of all the cancers diagnosed in the United States, according to health officials. That doesn’t mean too much weight is causing all these cancer cases, just that there’s some kind of still-to-be explained association, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Awareness not yet widespread …

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Is it ever safe to try to lose weight while you’re pregnant?

By now, you probably know that it’s not a good idea to gain 20+ kilos while you’re pregnant. But is it ever okay to lose weight when you’re knocked up? While the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says it’s fine to work out when you’re pregnant (provided you don’t do anything too strenuous or with …

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Turns out taking a 2-week diet break might actually help you lose more weight

People usually go on a diet to lose weight, but weight loss is easier said than done. It takes hard work and usually weeks of healthy eatingto see results. And, if you’ve been dieting for a while and not seeing the results you were hoping for, it’s understandable that you’d get fed up with the whole …

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Would you be able to spot an asthma attack in the workplace?

At least 23% of South Africans suffer from asthma, which makes it likely that at least one of them shares an office space with you. Although asthma can be controlled, this condition can be pretty serious, even life-threatening, when an attack is not tended to promptly. A variety of triggers We don’t like to think of emergency situations …

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Management Of Hyper/Hypo-Calcaemia In Chronic Kidney Disease On Haemodialysis

Hormones and minerals play an important role in maintaining your bone density. Healthy bones continuously rebuild, sometimes taking a slightly altered shape or structure. To grow and rebuild, bones need: the hormone calcitriol—the active form of vitamin D produced by the kidney calcium phosphorus parathyroid hormone The kidneys play an important role in maintaining bone …

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