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Your Period, Your Vacation: How Can You Delay Your Period For A Vacation?

  • 24 Jul, 2019
  • Prescription Doctor

Your period… it’s not anyone’s favourite time of the month even when you’re not heading off on holiday, but when you have some time away booked, the last thing you want to have to deal with is mood swings, cramps, worrying about leakage, and having to nip to the bathroom to ‘freshen up’ every few hours – when you’re relaxing on a beach that’s not always going to be practical anyway.In ord...

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What are calories and how do I know how many I should be having in a day?

  • 18 Jun, 2019
  • Prescription Doctor

Calories are the unit of measurement which determines the amount of energy the food we eat gives us. You'll find the number printed on food packaging as Kcal, often next to a similar unit of energy called kilojoule (kJ).A simple analogy to understand calories is to imagine the body as a car. Calories are the fuel which keeps the body moving. Even at rest, the body is burning calories to keep the blood pumping around the body and maintain the ...

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Healthy eating doesn't have to break the bank

  • 06 Jun, 2019
  • Prescription Doctor

For decades, doctors have been telling us that eating a healthy diet, rich in vitamins and nutrients, can prevent conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, which can lead to more serious medical conditions like cardiovascular disease. But with the constantly rising price of healthy food, a healthy diet can be costly and, for some, seem financially unviable.However, healthy eating doesn't have to cost as much as people think. Lesser stil...

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Why you should always finish your antibiotics?

  • 09 May, 2019
  • Prescription Doctor

Modern medicine is a victim of its own success. The World Health Organization (WHO) has sounded the klaxon call that we are running out of usable antibiotics, calling antibiotic resistance “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.” Doctors have raised concern about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a situation made worse by patients who fail to finish a course of prescribed antibiotics, or ta...

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The many health benefits of running

  • 10 Apr, 2019
  • Prescription Doctor

Running is an excellent exercise for many reasons. It strengthens your core muscles and cardiovascular system. It's very economical and convenient. You can do it anywhere, including inside your home. You don't need special equipment or attire, except for a pair of adequate shoes.Deciding when and where to runDedicated runners usually run rain or shine, but some runners substitute an indoor treadmill on occasion. It's possible to run in place ...

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