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Endometriosis Symptoms and Causes

Endometriosis is a disease that affects reproductive organs of a woman. It occurs when the lining cells (known as endometrium) of the uterus start growing outside of it. Endometriosis is a chronic condition. About 10% of women worldwide, who are 15-50 y.o. are....
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Top 7 Ways to Spring-Clean your Diet

The change of seasons is a great opportunity to renew your body and spirit. Now, when the spring is in the air, you can use the following 7 tips to renew and refresh your eating habits:Clean out your pantry, freezer and fridgeInvestigate the areas mentioned ab....
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What are Trisomy Disorders?

A Trisomy disorder is a chromosomal disorder, which is characterized by an additional chromosome. Humans regularly have 23 pairs of chromosomes. In case of a disorder, an individual may have 47 instead of 46 chromosomes. A chromosome disorder occurs when there....
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The Truth about Sleep Disorders

How much do you know about sleep disorders? Let's explore the biggest myths and truths about them:There is no any correlation of health problems and the amount and quality of an individual's sleepFalse: Scientists found a direct correlation between insufficien....
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What are the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that can have a variety of symptoms, which are unpredictable and have different intensity. While some patients may experience numbness and fatigue, in more severe situations MS (multiple sclerosis) may cause vision loss, paralys....
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Top 5 Ways to Protect your Kidneys

The kidneys are organs responsible for waste management in human's body. They also maintain the body's blood pressure and chemical balance. If you don't take proper care of your kidneys, you risk getting certain health problems like urinary tract infections, k....
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What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is a term for cancer that develops either in the colon or the rectum. Both of them have many common features. The main symptoms of bowel cancer are: blood in the stools, more frequent and looser stools, and tummy (abdominal) pain. Though, the....
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What are Rare Diseases?

Rare diseases commonly affect a very small group of people and there come specific issues related to their rarity. For example, in Europe a rare disease becomes rare when it affects 1 person from 2000. Sometimes a disease is rare in one region, but often met i....
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What are Eating Disorders?

Describing the eating disorders, it is necessary to note that all these lead to serious disturbances in weight regulation and eating behaviour. Bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and their variations are associated with a great variety of....
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How to Mitigate the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Despite the fact that the overall death rate due to cardiovascular disease has decreased over the last years, the absolute number of deaths caused by CDV in women is actually growing. The risk of getting cardiovascular disease increases with the aging. Thus, a....
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What are the Different Types of Heart Diseases?

There are known many types of heart diseases. Every type has its own signs and symptoms.  Here are the main symptoms of each type of heart disease:Coronary Artery DiseaseIt's one of the most common types of heart diseases, which affects more than 13 million p....
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How to Prevent Prenatal Infections

Congenital and prenatal infections lead to morbidity and mortality.  There are known numerous pathogens that can be really harmful for unborn child. Most of these include sexually transmitted diseases. Let's find out what are the preventive measures to combat....
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What is a Prenatal Infection

A prenatal infection is an infection caused by virus or bacteria, which can be transmitted from a mother to her baby during pregnancy.This type of infection includes viral or bacterial illnesses that can be passed from mother to her child either during pregnan....
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Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Weight

It requires much self-discipline to lose weight, especially when you also need to make changes in your lifestyle. We’ve prepared 10 tips you may use now to obtain a healthy weight.Don't skip meals!When you eat smaller but regular meals, you can easily balanc....
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5 Ways to Prevent Birth Defects

Expectant moms look forward to the day when their child comes to the world. But sometimes birth defects can place a shadow on this wonderful occasion. Usually birth defects appear in the first 3 months of pregnancy, when the baby’s organs are in the process....
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Top reasons to donate blood

Every two seconds someone in the world needs blood. One whole blood donation, which takes about 40 minutes to 1 hour, can save as many as 3 patients. If you think about rolling up your sleeve and save somebody's life, here are some reasons why it can be benefi....
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Folic acid: why you need it before and during pregnancy?

You're planning your pregnancy or already having baby?  Let's find out what you have to know about folic acid. Folic acids that is also called Vitamin B9 or foliate, is a vitamin that helps protect and grow cells in your body. You can find it both in foods an....
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The 4 Common Thyroid Disorders

Being a part of endocrine system, thyroid plays an essential role in your body's health.  If it works properly, it's almost certain your hormones will be as well. Thyroid disorders affect about 80% of women and 20% of men worldwide. Let’s investigate 5 most....
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Glaucoma Symptoms and Treatment

The signs and symptoms of glaucoma are different and depend on the stage of your condition. The most commonly met types of glaucoma include open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma.  Symptoms of open-angle glaucoma The common symptoms are:Patchy blind s....
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Keeping your Cervix Healthy

What is Prevention?Prevention means reducing or eliminating harmful factors, enabling body natural defenses to work. Pap test is a screening test that shows if there appeared an abnormal process. But these tests have nothing in common with the things that affe....
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The 7-day Detox Plan

Detoxing can do more than just glowing skin and sparkling eyes.  It can improve digestion, increase energy levels and help lose a few kilos too. The purpose of any detox diet is to take the load off the organs that detoxify the body- liver, kidneys and bowel,....
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5 Foods to Strengthen your Bones and Joints

When it comes to your bones and joints, it is very important to pay attention to the amount of calcium and vitamin D you consume daily. Bones require calcium to be strong and vitamin D to make your bones absorb calcium.A study that was performed in 2009 in the....
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10 Important Things to Know About Mammograms

First of all, mammograms can save your life. Women should start doing mammograms every year at age 40 or earlier if they are at high risk. Finding breast cancer at an early stage decreases the risk of dying from the disease by 30% or more. You shouldn’t be a....
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Top 10 Reasons to Protect Children through Vaccination

Nowadays more and more pediatricians who provide primary care for children suggest parents protecting their kids with a vaccine. Immunizations that are currently in use are known as safe and effective. And although it's still remains a personal decision whethe....
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Flu or Cold. Know the differences

Although flu and cold sometimes look alike, there are still differences between them. When you wake up coughing, sneezing, and have that feverish, achy, can’t move a muscle feeling, how do you know whether you have flu symptoms or the cold?There are some evi....
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AIDS and HIV symptoms and signs

HIV infection has three stages. The first stage happens within 2 to 6 weeks after becoming infected and is called acute infection or seroconversion. At this stage immune system starts to fight against HIV. The symptoms of acute infection look similar to viral....
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Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment

Diabetic eye disease can affect different parts of the eye: macula, retina, optic nerve and lens. The diabetic eye disease leads to the following eye conditions:Diabetic macular edema (DME) Diabetic retinopathyDiabetic retinopathy affects the light-sensitive t....
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5 Natural Ways to Quit Smoking Proven To Work

According the World Health Organization report, there are about 5 million people who die from tobacco each year, 500, 000 of them die from exposure to second-hand smoke. But it’s never late to kick the bad habit and prevent chronic illnesses.Below you can fi....
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5 Steps to Healthy Skin at Every Age

Your skin reflects your health condition and this is the first thing a doctor notices about you. Health of your skin depends on multiple factors: environment, genetics, your diet, skincare, etc. Although you can't take control over all these factors, you can s....
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Healthy Pancreas Diet - Top Products

The pancreas plays an essential role in human's digestion. When food from your stomach moves to a small intestine, the pancreas releases digestive enzymes that mix with the food, neutralizing stomach acid and thus preventing damaging the intestine. The above m....
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7 easy ways to reduce stress

Why is reducing stress so important? The main reason is that stress isn't just a problem of a specific moment and it can bring a real risk to your health. Having chronic stress may cause physical problems: from migraines to excessive weight or even diabetes. L....
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5 Signs of Lung Cancer- Diagnosis & Treatment

Lung cancer appears as a result of uncontrolled growth of ''bad'' cells in the lungs. In its turn, it leads to Tumors and worse lungs’ functioning. There appear problems with blood circulation and respiration. If untreated lung cancer can be fatal.There are....
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The Main Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes slow decline in memory, reasoning and thinking skills. Currently there are known 7 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's. Every person can have one or more of these signs. If you notice any of them, please consult y....
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Too much use of makeup can cause Breast Cancer

Alcohol and Cancer It is commonly known that regular or heavy alcohol consumption increase the risk of developing various types of cancers. The most popular types of cancer based on Medicure Clinic medical researched which are provoked by alcohol are considere....
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Top foods that help fight Breast Cancers

One in each eight women is to develop invasive breast cancer at one stage of their life or another. So in the event of such terrifying prospects, what can you do to escape becoming a part of the statistic?Medicure Clinic advises you to take good care of your d....
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Spices and herbs: two very powerful natural cures for breast cancer

The incidence of breast cancer in the Middle East has sharply risen in the recent years and the worse news is that Arab women tend to suffer from more aggressive breast cancer. No one is guaranteed to evade the disease so it is clear that you have to take appr....
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Top Tips for Breast Cancer prevention

Every 13 minutes a woman dies from breast cancer. The increased number of breast cancer fatalities is strikingly alarming. But as many other types of illness, breast cancer doesn't come out of nothing.The way you eat and sleep, the lifestyle you lead, the prod....
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Doctors - Always There for You

While you should not wait for a special day to show your appreciation, if you have been waiting, National Doctor's Day is the perfect time. Send a card, gift or even just a kind word of appreciation for all they do. Even if you do not see them on this day, you....
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Tips for Women who have High risk to have Breast Cancer

There are numerous risk factors that affect the chance of developing breast cancer. Some of these are lifestyle related and can be changed while others are genetic (inherited) which makes them unchangeable. How can you know if you have a high risk of developin....
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Tips for Parents on How to Stop Cyber Bullying?

It may seem difficult to defend your child if you are not aware of cyber bullying and don't understand how big the problem can be. First of all parents should be those people their children go to if anything goes wrong. But often parents become the last ones w....
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Top 5 Fruits that Improve Digestion

When it comes to digestion there appear a lot of questions like how to have regular bowel movements, decrease bloating, and so much more. Summer is a perfect time to eat more fruits and vegetables. Which of them will be best for your digestion? Incorporate the....
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Getting anxious kids to school

Anxiety is no stranger to all of us, but it is children who tend to most vocally act out their fears and panic. It's not uncommon for a child to experience separation anxiety and refuse to leave the safety of family and home. In fact, this behaviour is most of....
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Top 10 Reasons to Protect Children through Vaccination

Nowadays more and more pediatricians who provide primary care for children suggest parents protecting their kids with a vaccine. Immunizations that are currently in use are known as safe and effective. And although it's still remains a personal decision whethe....
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12 Reasons Why Adults Need Vaccines

Vaccines are not just for kids. The vaccines you need as a grown-up depend on several factors. These include your age, lifestyle, travel plans, shot you’ve had in the past and of course high-risk medical conditions. Here are 12 main reasons why you as an adu....
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What is Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer (a malignancy) of blood cells. When a person has leukemia, his system produces abnormal white blood cells. These cells are responsible for fighting infection. In case of leukemia the cells don't function properly. As a result it becomes ha....
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Preventions to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

Everybody knows that the best defense is prevention. When it comes to heat-related illness, you may use the following tips to avoid it:No matter what activity level do you have, consider drinking more non-alcoholic fluids. There's no any reason to wait until y....
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12 Things a Woman Must do before she decides to have a Baby

If you have recently made the decision to take the plunge into parenthood, there are certain things that you should do prior to actually making the leap. If you want the best possible chance to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, there are some import....
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Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults

Calcium and vitamin D are known for their excellent properties to make stronger and healthier bones. You can receive both elements from some food, as well as vitamin D can be produced in the body after exposure to sunlight. The fact is that most people all ove....
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5 Tips for a Healthy, Happy Family

Families come in different sizes and shapes but all healthy and happy families have something in common. These families make time for play, always spend quality time together, eat balanced diet, explore the outdoors and create a routine that allows all of the....
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8 Ways to Detox Your Body Naturally

Summer is a perfect period to naturally clear your body from toxins. An effective detox will boost up your body metabolism and improve your overall health.Consume less sugarFirst thing you may start with is decreasing the amount of sugar you consume. That also....
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10 Ways to Beat Daytime Fatigue

It has almost become normal for many people to feel groggy no matter what is the season now. The new way of life is overwhelmed with responsibilities and stress. Sometimes it becomes really difficult to fight brain fog and exhaustion. For those who are no more....
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10 Things You Should Know About Successful Marriages

Successful couples today are people who attend seminars, read books, watch other successful couples and of course browse the Web. But the majority of couples will tell you that they learn by experience – trial and error. Below you can find the most common pr....
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10 Hidden Benefits of Smiling

A smile is something wonderful you can enjoy every day. It has more benefits than just beneficial relationship with people around you. Being the closest distance between two people, smile also helps us to stay healthy.Your smile makes you looking more attracti....
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What are Different Kinds of Heat Illnesses

Nervous system is responsive for healthy body temperature. When the temperature increases, your body tries to recover its normal condition by providing heat. With blood flow to the skin and sweating it performs thermoregulation which helps us to stay cool. But....
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Plants Make Your Workplace Better. Here’s Why.

Having indoor plants around is a good idea not only because of aesthetic reasons. Your favorite plants can be also beneficial for your health and productivity workforce. Discover why you should visit greenhouse right now:Plants are easy to access:Now you don....
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How to Stay Hydrated When You're Sick

When you get sick, your doctor will probably suggest you drinking lots of fluids. It’s important to consume plenty of water and other fluids when you have such symptoms like vomiting or fever and to ease congestion. But it’s worthy to note that it’s not....
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How to avoid weight gain during Ramadan

Ramadan greetings to you and your family!In this Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims all across the world fast from the sunrise to the sunset, abstaining from eating or drinking, for 30 days. By doing so, one is able to renew their spirit but it often does littl....
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Diet plan for pregnant women during Ramadan

Ramadan is a holy month in Islam. Muslims around the world carry out fasting for a whole month. Although this process is not easy to complete but consistency and dedication along with the love for the Islam is a compulsory tradition.Women in Islam are given sp....
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Dehydration: Symptoms in Children and Adults

Dehydration appears when you lose more fluid than you consume. That causes your body lack enough water and other fluids, which answer for carrying out its regular functions. In case you can’t replace lost fluids, your body becomes dehydrated. Among the main....
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Ideal Food for Your Age

Our nutritional needs change through the years. Depending on the decade you may require more or less specific products. Dieticians have explored the topic and prepared the following tips.How to Eat in Your 20s and 30sThe food you should consume in your 20 diff....
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What to do and not do when you are fasting

It is not difficult to understand what should be done and what should be avoided especially during fasting and generally in the month of Ramadan. Here are a few tips from our doctors at Medicure Clinic on what should be included in your to-do-list this Ramadan....
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How Skin Cancer Diagnosed? Is there any treatment?

How Your Dermatologist Can Diagnose Skin Cancer?First of all to diagnose skin cancer, your dermatologist will look at your skin and carefully examine all moles, dry patches and growths. The doctor can also use a device named dermoscope for better look. Dermosc....
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What is Skin Cancer? And What Causes Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer can happen to anyone. Although it is considered that people with pale, white skin are more susceptible to skin cancer, those who have skin of color can also get this type of cancer. For example, a musician from Jamaica, Bob Marley had melanoma on h....
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What is mental health? What are the early warning signs?

It is a common thought that mental illness is something rare that cannot happen to you, but to "someone else". Factually mental disorders are very common and widespread today. When it comes to your family, it might become a real challenge - to cope with the fa....
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How to Know it is Time to Use Sunscreen on Your Baby

Medicure Clinic is with you especially in protecting your baby's soft, fragile skin from the sun is one of the most important things you can do for their health. Babies skin is incredibly sensitive to burns, rashes and a myriad of other problems, and should yo....
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10 Natural remedies to prevent Sunburns

UV exposure can cause skin to age faster and make it more susceptible to skin cancer. That is why to use a sunscreen is very important. But even after using it you may still get such problems like itching and painful sunburn. Experts recommend the following ho....
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Is Sweating Good for Our Skin?

Everybody knows that sweating is a natural mechanism of human’s body for staying cool and keep skin looking its best. Though some experts consider that as sweating opens the pores, it also aggravates such conditions as eczema and acne. Is it actually a healt....
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Aloe Vera: A Natural Remedy for Asthma

Aloe Vera is known for its healing properties for just about any medical illness. Aloe Vera juices revive energy level; fresh gel from aloe leaves is used for skincare purposes: it soothes cuts, burns, insect bites and other types of skin rash or irritation. A....
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What is Heat Stroke and Its Symptoms

What is Heat Stroke?Human body usually regulates its temperature. When it gets too hot it tries to cool down by any means, including sweating. Although if a person spends a lot of time in a heat without drinking enough, the cooling processes in his body can’....
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What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in certain skin cells. To understand what melanoma is, it is necessary to know about the skin in general. The SkinThe skin is the largest organ of human body. It does many things, like: - Helps keep out....
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Going to the Beach? Don't Forget the Suntan Lotion

Heading to the beach for a day of fun in the sun? If so, don't forget to pack sunscreen. There are some serious consequences associated with too much sun exposure. This includes sunburn wrinkling, skin cancer and premature aging of your skin. The good news is....
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5 reasons why you should play sports

“Sports are an activity which is extremely helpful, if not essential for your body. Playing sports not only keeps you in shape, and healthy but also raises your confidence and helps you relax. So it’s very important to play sports, especially if you’r....
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Ways to protect your vision

Don’t take your eyes for granted. Protect your eyesight in order to keep the quality of your life on a high level. Several types of eyesight problems affect 1 in 6 adults aged 45 and older. The risk of vision loss also increases with age.The tips below will....
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Tips in Dealing with your Child that has Autism

It may become a shock-to find out that your child has autism. This fact is life-changing for most of the parents. However, Medicure Polyclinic new studies showed that parents can get ahead emotionally as well as have strong bonds with their child. Experts t....
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What type of Yoga is best for women?

The practice of yoga becomes more and more popular among the women from all over the world. Have you ever thought about what type of yoga is best for you? Anusara This type of yoga was invented by the aptly named John Friend. Anusara is acce....
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Stay mentally sharp – play Scrabble

We, at Medicure Clinic, think today we should talk about Scrabble, the game that helps increase general knowledge and is a great fun playing with family and friends.The game Scrabble was the invention of Alfred Butts in the early part of the 20th century and i....
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How is Autism Treated?

Being unique each child and adult with autism requires a special intervention plan to meet each specific needs. The intervention plan typically includes behavioral and medicine treatments. It is notable that people with autism usually have medical condition....
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How long does postpartum depression really last?

Recent Medicure Polyclinic studies investigating depression have revealed that though postpartum depression symptoms in most of the women disappear over time, there is still a big amount of women who get depression as a long-term problem. Become tearful....
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What is Autism? What Causes Autism?

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. It is considered that autism can be diagnosed in the first 3 years of a human’s life. The disability affects normal brain function, having effect on the person’s development, social interaction and communica....
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Going to the Beach? Don't Forget the Suntan Lotion

Heading to the beach for a day of fun in the sun? If so, don't forget to pack sunscreen. There are some serious consequences associated with too much sun exposure. This includes sunburn wrinkling, skin cancer and premature aging of your skin. The good news is....
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Too Much Protein in Middle Age 'As Bad As Smoking'

The new Medicure studies tell that low intake of protein can be the key to a healthier and longer life. The scientists also say that it is very important to take into account not only calories during a healthy diet, but also where these calories come from, mea....
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Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults

Calcium and vitamin D are known for their excellent properties to make stronger and healthier bones. You can receive both elements from some food, as well as vitamin D can be produced in the body after exposure to sunlight. The fact is that most people all ove....
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Top Foods to Tighten Up your Skin

Your skin may become loose while you get older or have an excessive weight loss. Surgical intervention is the first thing people usually think about when face the loose skin problem. However, there is still way to prevent it and tighten the skin by consuming t....
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Benefits of Drinking a Lot of Water

Water has quickly emerged as the second most popular drink in the country, only lagging behind soft drinks. There are a number of exciting benefits offered by drinking water each day, from helping you to look better, think quicker and feel better. The fact is....
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10 Little Known Health Benefits of Eating Fish

Eating fish is a perfect way to include low protein into your diet if you’re planning to lose some pounds. Fish is a prime source of omeg-3 fatty acids. Medical experts from all over the world consider that one or two fish servings per week reduce the ri....
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10 Evidences of Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis is a hereditary disease. It is characterized by excessive absorption of dietary iron. As a result the amount of total body iron stores pathologically increases. Animals and humans cannot excrete excess iron, that’s why it accumulates in b....
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The Many Benefits of Vitamin C

One of the cornerstones of any healthy diet is the right amount of vitamin C, which can found in a variety of citrus fruits and juices. Like other vitamins, vitamin C is required in small doses to maintain proper body function, but if you consume a higher than....
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A Trip to the Dentist can be Fun

There is a common misconception that all dental visits are something to be feared and avoided, when in actuality, this is an experience that can actually be fun. How, you may wonder? It is highly dependent on the office, the staff and the patient. If you want....
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8 Hints of Low Immunity

Winter is commonly known as cold & flu season. Are you sure that your immune system can properly defend you? 1. Sweet toothMedicure Polyclinic Studies showed that if you have a habit to eat too much sugar, you become more susceptible to cold. 100 g of su....
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Sometimes the Best Thing to do is Nothing

Can you remember the last time that you did nothing? In a world that is definitely over-worked, relaxation is more important than ever. You jam in acupuncture and massage appointments between meetings and other things that need to be done. You dash to your....
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Gonadal Steroids and Body Composition, Strength, and Sexual Function in Men

The latest approaches to diagnosing testosterone deficiency don’t take into account the physiological consequences of different testosterone levels or whether estradiol, testosterone or both are collected for clinical manifestations. The scientists....
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Caffeine may boost long-term memory

Today there are still lots of debates about benefits and risks of caffeine consumption. The scientists from all over the world decided to discover real pros and cons of drinking coffee and caffeinated drinks. Multiple studies showed that caffeine does h....
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10 Burning Facts About Your Metabolism

When it comes to weight loss the first thing that it is necessary to mention is metabolism. Though many people suppose that metabolism has direct link with the rate at which body burns calories, that's not absolutely true. Metabolism refers to lots of body....
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Caffeine: How Does It Really Affect Our Health?

A large number of people make coffee a part of their daily lifestyle routine. Caffeine included in coffee beans can alleviate fatigue, help to wake up, and improve concentration very quickly. It was found out that around 90 percent of adult Americans consu....
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What Type Of Yoga Is Best For Women?

The practice of yoga becomes more and more popular among the women from all over the world. Have you ever thought about what type of yoga is best for you?Anusara This type of yoga was invented by the aptly named John Friend. Anusara is accepting and he....
Posted in Womens' Health

Tips for Women to Stay Fit When They Reach Midlife

As we age, our bodies invariably undergo changes that make it much tougher to stay in shape. While this is true for both men and women, middle age especially affects women's bodies due to menopause. Hormones play a major factor is helping to keep our muscles t....
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9 Benefits of a High Protein Diet

Protein diets are well-known as they are low-carbohydrate diets and allow consuming more protein-containing foods in order to get calories and energy. Let’s look through the Medicure gathered main benefits of a high protein diet. 1. High protein die....
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Ways to Lose Weight without Trying too Hard

Many people around the world struggle with being overweight and we tend to think that losing that excess weight is difficult and will take a ton of time. However, this simply isn't true and by following these simple tips, you should easily find yourself sheddi....
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8 Houseplants that Clean and Promote Air Quality

Taking into account that an average person spends around 90% of his time indoors, it becomes evident how important the air quality is. Thanks to potted houseplants, the air in your house can be easily purified and the harmful compounds in the air can b....
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8 Foods to Eat When Fighting the Flu

When you’re sick your body needs more calories to function normally. To fight infection it has to work harder than usually, especially during the fever, when it battles with high temperature.Add the below foods in your diet when you’re sick to get better f....
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Top Foods to Tighten Up your Skin

Your skin may become loose while you get older or have an excessive weight loss. Surgical intervention is the first thing people usually think about when face the loose skin problem. However, there is still way to prevent it and tighten the skin by consumi....
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Winter Allergies: Top Tips to tackle allergies during winter

While spring and summer are still considered to be the seasons of allergies, winter months may become severe for young and old people who are sensitive to dust mites and spores. Because of spending much time indoors during the winter months, people....
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Stay mentally sharp - play scrabble

The Benefits of Playing ScrabbleThe game Scrabble was the invention of Alfred Butts in the early part of the 20th century and is among the most popular board games in the world. Each player of the game is given a certain number tiles with letters on them and t....
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Sometimes the Best Thing to do is Nothing

Can you remember the last time that you did nothing? In a world that is definitely over-worked, relaxation is more important than ever. You jam in acupuncture and massage appointments between meetings and other things that need to be done. You dash to your....
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What are the Latest treatments for AIDS/HIV?

The first drug that was approved for HIV treatment appeared in 1987. It was called AZT. Then there have been approved about 30 similar drugs aimed to treat people who have HIV or/and AIDS. Currently there are lots of drugs which are being developed to becom....
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United Arab Emirates – Past, Present and Future

Medicure wishes everyone a Happy 43rd National Day. To celebrate this day, we would like to share some knowledge about the UAE to our readers. Being one of the smallest and poorly developed countries in 1940, by 2014 the UAE has become a country with on....
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Ten Things You Should Know About HIV/AIDS

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. You should know that this virus can lead to AIDS. However, not everyone who has HIV had AIDS. But those with AIDS definitely have HIV virus. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Despite the....
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Prostate Cancer and Balding: Is There a Link?

Recent Medicure Polyclinic studies showed that male baldness can lead to a higher risk of prostate cancer occurrence. There were analyzed 45 years old men with moderate baldness in the front and crown. The tests showed that this category of men has 40% inc....
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Prostate Cancer: Another Good Reason to Try to Lose Weight

Men with body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher are more than others exposed to develop a prostate cancer. If you suffer from obesity or are overweight, Medicure Polyclinic recommended to lose weight can be very profitable for your health and it will decreas....
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Do Men Go Through Menopause?

The term male menopause appeared not so long time ago meaning hormonal changes some men can face becoming older. Some medical specialists state that men can suffer the same symptoms that women have in their premenopausal and menopause periods. The doctor....
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5 Tips to Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

According to Medicure Professional Researched; Prostate cancer is considered to be the second common cancer in men. Being a man you should be aware of how to prevent this disease. Proper prevention can be hard to do at the very beginning. You’ll have to....
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Key Facts for Men to Know About Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a disease when there starts an abnormal growth of testicular cells in one or both testicles. The cause of testicular cancer is still unknown. However, Medicure Polyclinic found out certain risk factors which can lead to this type of ca....
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Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know

Currently there are 250,000 men affected by prostate cancer every year in the United States. This is the second common type of cancer causing cancer-related deaths. Each year about 25, 000 men die from it. Let’s review the possible causes, warning signs,....
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Alcohol and Its Effect on People Who Have Cancer

Alcohol and Cancer It is commonly known that regular or heavy alcohol consumption increase the risk of developing various types of cancers. The most popular types of cancer based on Medicure Clinic medical researched which are provoked by alcohol are con....
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Movember: Why is November called Movember?

Medicure Clinic will share to you about Movember movement which become popular worldwide as an annual event in support of men’s health issues such as male cancers. The title was created as a compound of “moustache” and “November”. That means that....
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Spices and herbs: two very powerful natural cures for breast cancer

The incidence of breast cancer in the Middle East has sharply risen in the recent years and the worse news is that Arab women tend to suffer from more aggressive breast cancer. No one is guaranteed to evade the disease so it is clear that you have to take a....
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Exposure to chemicals in cosmetics can cause breast cancer

In a world where vanity prevails, usage of cosmetics is considered obligatory by social norms-or at least advisable. While all those hair care products, creams, makeup, lipstick moisturizers and fancy shampoos do make us more beautiful, some of the chemica....
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Breast Cancer Fighting Foods

One in each eight women is to develop invasive breast cancer at one stage of their life or another. So in the event of such terrifying prospects, what can you do to escape becoming a part of the statistic? Medicure Clinic advises you to take goo....
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Coconut Water - the healthiest refreshing drink & medicinal too

Cartons full of fresh coconut water have surely found their way to supermarket shelves. The same applies for young green coconuts waiting to be grabbed by thirsty shoppers for some homemade coconut water. Coconut water is actually the juice from a young gre....
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Surgery – Last Resort or Urgent?

When it comes to surgery, there are many different qualifications. An urgent surgery is one that will have to be done in response to an immediate medical need. Some examples of this would be correcting a congenital heart defect that is threatening someone....
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Top Tips for Breast Cancer prevention

Every 13 minutes a woman dies from breast cancer. The increased number of breast cancer fatalities is strikingly alarming. But as many other types of illness, breast cancer doesn't come out of nothing. The way you eat and sleep, the lifestyle you lead....
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Top 5 Benefits of Eating Broccoli

Eating a balanced diet that’s high in fruits and vegetables is one of the most important things you can do for your overall level of health and well-being. It’s recommended that you get at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each and every day to keep....
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Tips for Women who have High risk to have Breast Cancer

There are numerous risk factors that affect the chance of developing breast cancer. Some of these are lifestyle related and can be changed while others are genetic (inherited) which makes them unchangeable. How can you know if you have a high risk of deve....
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Should I Visit a General Practitioner or a Specialist?

When you are not feeling well, the first medical professional you will likely contact is your general practitioner. They are the ones that are available for reassurance, advice and to help determine the exact cause of your problem. In many ways, your famil....
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Tattoos – Easy to Get them but Hard to Remove

For many, the body is a blank canvas ready to be adorned by art in the form of tattoos. The tattoo, which used to be directly related to sailors, bikers and carnival workers are now considered main stream with everyone from Main Street to small town USA ge....
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5 tips for parents if your child is changing schools

Changing schools is a delicate matter that sometimes remains overlooked. Imagine yourself switching to a new home. It may be in another neighborhood, another city or even in another country. You would surely feel a bit anxious even though you are an adult.....
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Parenting: How to relieve Back-to-school stress

The 2014-15 school year nears and while many children are eager to start the new school year, others have to cope with back-to-school stress. If your child is among the latter, don't panic. Back-to-school stress is a very common occurrence which has its....
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How Summer Can Destroy Your Skin

Summer is once again upon us, and for many people, this means it’s time to ditch those sweaters, long pants and jackets in favor of shorts, t-shirts and swim suits. Many of us love the look of bronzed skin and use the summer to work on our tans whenever....
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Getting anxious kids to school

Anxiety is no stranger to all of us, but it is children who tend to most vocally act out their fears and panic. It's not uncommon for a child to experience separation anxiety and refuse to leave the safety of family and home.In fact, this behavior is most o....
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How to Know it is Time to Use Sunscreen on Your Baby

Medicure Clinic is with you especially in protecting your baby’s soft, fragile skin from the sun is one of the most important things you can do for their health. Babies’ skin is incredibly sensitive to burns, rashes and a myriad of other problems, and s....
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5 Lame Excuses Men Make For Not Going to the Doctor

If you are a man that waits until a serious problem is present to visit the doctor, you are definitely not alone. In fact most men have quite a few excuses of why they don’t want to go to the doctor, the five most common are listed here. One of the bi....
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How Does Vision Develop in Infants?

Medicure Clinic DSO or Mankhool shows states that even while your baby is in the womb, they will be able to distinguish between dark and light. At birth, your baby will see shapes, followed by lines where dark and light meet. However, they will still be se....
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Tips for Trimming your Baby's Nails

According to our Medicure Clinic Pediatricians; keeping your baby’s nails trimmed short is actually incredibly important for their health and safety. Although their nails are quite a bit softer than our own, they can still be incredibly sharp, as anyone....
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Ways to Lose Weight without Trying too Hard

Many people around the world struggle with being overweight and we tend to think that losing that excess weight is difficult and will take a ton of time. However, this simply isn’t true and by following these simple tips, you should easily find yourself....
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Quick Mood Boosters

Staying happy is actually incredibly important in staying healthy, as your mood has a huge effect on the rest of the body. While stresses from work, a lack of sleep and other factors can quickly zap your mood and make you unhappy, there are a number of thi....
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Simple Ways to Take Great Care of Yourself

With our modern, fast paced lifestyles, it often seems that health takes a backseat to our other concerns—being sacrificed for the sake of success or simply because we don’t feel we have the required time and energy to take care of ourselves. However,....
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Tips for Women to Stay Fit When They Reach Midlife

As we age, our bodies invariably undergo changes that make it much tougher to stay in shape. While this is true for both men and women, middle age especially affects women’s bodies due to menopause. Hormones play a major factor is helping to keep our mus....
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5 Tips to Lose Weight after Giving Birth

Any woman who has been pregnant knows that weight gain invariably goes hand in hand with pregnancy, and for most of us, it can be quite a struggle to shed those extra, unwanted pounds. However, here are some tips from Medicure Clinic DSO and by following these....
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White Teeth + Smile = Simply Beautiful!

Teeth whitening is perhaps the most request cosmetic procedure due to the fact that it is universal appealing and provides a number of social and financial benefits. Both men and women of all ages desire to have whiter teeth. According to a number of different....
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10 Ways to Lose Weight While Working a Desk Job

Being in a swivel chair half day is not a good way to stay in shape, and many of us that have a desk job can do nothing about it. It was surveyed back in 2010 that 44% of office workers have put on body weight while at their current desk jobs.Medicure Polyclin....
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Ice cream as a Healthy Diet

According to many scientists and nutritionist; you can really lose weight while eating one cup of ice cream per day.Our doctors at Medicure Polyclinic DSO state that all you have to do is be moderate in eating ice cream. Plus you’ll have to eat only healthy....
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How to avoid weight gain during Ramadan

Ramadan greetings to you and your family!In this Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims all across the world fast from the sunrise to the sunset, abstaining from eating or drinking, for 30 days. By doing so, one is able to renew their spirit but it often does littl....
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5 Reasons why you should play sports

Sports are an activity which is extremely helpful, if not essential for your body. Playing sports not only keeps you in shape, and healthy but also raises your confidence and helps you relax. So it’s very important to play sports, especially if you’re youn....
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Why Does My Baby Stay Up all Night and Sleep all Day?

Chances are you would love if your baby was born with the same awake and sleep schedule as the rest of your family; however, this may not be your situation. In fact, Medicure Dotors observed that many babies prefer the night time for activity, and daytime for....
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What to do and not do when you are fasting

It is not difficult to understand what should be done and what should be avoided especially during fasting and generally in the month of Ramadan. Here are a few tips from our doctors at Medicure Clinic on what should be included in your to-do-list this Ramadan....
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Diet plan for pregnant women during Ramadan

Ramadan is a holy month in Islam. Muslims around the world carry out fasting for a whole month. Although this process is not easy to complete but consistency and dedication along with the love for the Islam is a compulsory tradition.Women in Islam are given sp....
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Coronavirus – What it is and Where to get the Vaccination

According to our doctors; coronavirus is a common type of virus that crates an infection in a person’s upper throat, sinuses or nose. The majority of coronaviruses are not dangerous.However, our doctors at Medicure Polyclinic warns us that there are some var....
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Getting ready for the Ramadan

Medicure Clinic DSO and our doctors have some suggestions for you in regards to “how to get yourself ready for the Holy Month of Ramadan?” Ramadan, as most of you will know, is one of the most precious months in the Islamic calendar. Muslims all aro....
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How Does Vision Develop in Infants?

Medicure Clinic DSO or Mankhool states that even while your baby is in the womb, they will be able to distinguish between dark and light. At birth, your baby will see shapes, followed by lines where dark and light meet. However, they will still be....
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Benefits of Drinking a Lot of Water

Water has quickly emerged as the second most popular drink in the country, only lagging behind soft drinks. There are a number of exciting benefits offered by drinking water each day, from helping you to look better, think quicker and feel better. The f....
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Use Cold Water to Fight Hypertension

The majority of people love to wake up and get a hot shower in the morning; even individuals living in warmer climates. In fact, there are many people that just cannot seem to get going without their daily, hot shower. However, it may be time to ret....
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Going to the Beach? Don't Forget the Suntan Lotion

Heading to the beach for a day of fun in the sun? If so, don’t forget to pack sunscreen. There are some serious consequences associated with too much sun exposure. This includes sunburn wrinkling, skin cancer and premature aging of your skin. The good ne....
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6 Steps to Boost Your Body’s Immune System

Your body’s immune system is extremely important. Much like your own personal army, it helps to guard your body from attacks from foreign invaders, such as viruses, fungi and bacteria. It can also remember certain infections, ensuring that it is read....
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Benefits of Vitamin D - How much time in the Sun is enough?

Dr. Ibtihal Mohsin Ameen, General Practitioner at our clinic, explains to us why Vitamin D is important for us.Vitamin D is called a vitamin but in reality, it is a hormone. Vitamins are not produced by bodies; we get them from dietary sources, wherea....
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7 Things to do before you go on Holiday

If you have ever gone out of town before, you likely know the drill: put a hold on your mail, give a friend or neighbor a key and take out any trash. But have you considered your actual house? When you complete the following seven tasks, it will ens....
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10 Things You Can Do in Your Office to Stay Active

When you have a sedentary office job, it can be difficult to stay active. However, with a little innovation and creativity, you can maintain a sufficient level of exercise, while staying nearby your cubical of office chair. The following list provi....
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A Trip to the Dentist can be Fun

There is a common misconception that all dental visits are something to be feared and avoided, when in actuality, this is an experience that can actually be fun. How, you may wonder? It is highly dependent on the office, the staff and the patient. If you wa....
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Fibromyalgia - What is it and How to Handle It

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes pain and aches all over a person’s body. People that suffer from fibromyalgia usually have “tender points” all throughout their bodies. A tender point is usually found on the legs, arms, hips, back,....
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12 Things a Woman Must do before she decides to have a Baby

If you have recently made the decision to take the plunge into parenthood, there are certain things that you should do prior to actually making the leap. If you want the best possible chance to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, there are some....
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5 Great ways to keep your Brain Supersharp

Do you have problems forgetting names, birthdays or items on your grocery list? This is something that happens to everyone at some point or another. The good news is that there are steps you can take to give your brain a little kick start, helping t....
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DVT-Fighting the Hidden Killer

Many frequent travellers are unaware of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) until they experience the dangerous side effects of this hidden killer. According to Medicure Doctors, This condition occurs when a clotting of blood gets lodged deep inside of your vein....
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Meningitis and how to protect oneself from it

While it is not possible to completely protect yourself from coming into contact with viruses and bacteria that actually cause meningitis, there are steps that you can take to minimize your chances, or the chances of your loved ones, being infected.....
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For Colic Pain in Infant - Prevention is better than cure

For a new parent, taking care of an infant is a lot to take in and requires many hours of lost sleep and devotion to do the job correctly. Raising an infant can be even more difficult if your little one has a case of colic, which is a condition that mak....
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Laughter is the best Medicine

There is not a more powerful antidote than laughter. It can help to reduce and eliminate conflict, pain and stress. Nothing works more quickly or more dependably than a good laugh to bring your body back in balance. Humor can lighten your burden, inspi....
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Stay mentally sharp – play scrabble

The Benefits of Playing Scrabble The game Scrabble was the invention of Alfred Butts in the early part of the 20th century and is among the most popular board games in the world. Each player of the game is given a certain number tiles with letters on....
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Swimming – the perfect exercise for young and old

Advantages of Swimming as Exercise Many people struggle on a daily basis trying to find the best type of exercise for their particular set of circumstances, which can be very frustrating and time consuming. One of the best ways to get the workout tha....
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Ditch the Mocha and Go For the Chai

Health Benefits of Chai Tea Many of the people who try chai tea for the first time will become hooked due to its aroma and taste. This traditional Indian tea is known as masala chai in its native land and contains many aromatic spices and herbs. Most....
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Run for Your Life

Not only is running great for the soul, it is also great for your health. Chances are you have heard that exercise is the best medicine, well the fact is that this is not just a saying, it is completely true. There is a huge amount of scientific proof t....
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The many Benefits of Camel Milk

For many centuries, camel milk has been used by countless nomadic tribes for medicinal purposes because usually this is the only thing they had as they traveled through desolate deserts. Camel milk is the closest thing to a mother’s milk that a human....
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A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way

Many people have the misconception that in order to gain any benefits from exercise they have to engage in rigorous physical activities for hours at a time. This is simply not true because many health benefits can be had by engaging in ten to twenty minutes of....
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The Many Benefits of Vitamin C

One of the cornerstones of any healthy diet is the right amount of vitamin C, which can found in a variety of citrus fruits and juices. Like other vitamins, vitamin C is required in small doses to maintain proper body function, but if you consume a higher than....
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Have Fun at Work to Stay Healthy

With the society of busy, workaholic individuals that is present today people are spending more and more time at work and less relaxing and having fun. As a result, they also tend to be a bit more stressed, which leads to bad moods and grumpiness. Howev....
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Doctors - Always There for You

National Doctor’s Day is the ideal opportunity for you to show appreciation for your hard-working doctors. Each day these individuals are at their office or clinic to provide you with services, diagnosis, treatment and care for you and your entire family.....
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Fun Ways to Fight Hypertension

Hypertension, which is commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is a type of condition where the arteries have a consistent high blood pressure reading. Each time that your heart beats, it is pumping and sending blood to all areas of your body. The actual....
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Walk All Over Diabetes

There are many misconceptions around diabetes; however, there is something important that you should be aware of. That is why Doctors from Medicure advice that even if you have already been diagnosed with the disorder, there are still steps that you can tak....
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Sometimes the Best Thing to do is Nothing

Can you remember the last time that you did nothing? In a world that is definitely over-worked, relaxation is more important than ever. You jam in acupuncture and massage appointments between meetings and other things that need to be done. You....
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Can Caffeine be good for your health?

As the old saying goes too much of a good thing can be bad and this is the exact case when talking about caffeine. There are so many varying opinions on the benefits and dangers of caffeine, but what most people can agree on is that there is definitely a....
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Deep Vein Thrombosis – DVT – Fighting the Hidden Killer

March is DVT Awareness Month. Many frequent travellers are unaware of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) until they experience the dangerous side effects of this hidden killer. This condition occurs when a clotting of blood gets lodged deep inside....
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Even Small Bumps to the Head Can Be Dangerous to the Brain-Be Careful

Many people have begun to stand up and take notice of how smaller head injuries can have long term consequences to the people who get them. There has been a plethora of ex athletes who have begun to sue their former employers for the lasting da....
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