Vaccination Fact and Figures

Protecting Your Teeth in Contact Sports

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Protecting your teeth whilst taking part in martial arts training is hugely important if you want to minimise the risk of damaging or breaking the enamel. Whilst this may seem like only superficial damage, it can actually lead to more complex issues such as infections in the gums which can in some cases, lead to infections in other parts of the body. One of the easiest ways to stop this is to buy an orthodontist-approved mouthguard. Should I Use It for All Contact Sports? A mouthguard should be used for all contact sports where there is a...

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Understanding prostate cancer surgery

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Prostate cancer surgery, also known as prostatectomy is a procedure carried out by a surgeon to remove the prostate gland along with the cancer contained within it. Usually, the operation also involves the removal of the tubes that carry semen (seminal vesicles). It is a major operation, and therefore, it is not suitable for everyone with prostate cancer. Rather, it is recommended for younger, otherwise fit men whose cancer has not spread beyond the confines of the prostate gland or those with a high grade, fast growing tumour. In view of the...

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Why Am I So Tired After Waking?

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If you seem to still be tired each morning after waking from sleep, there may be an issue with how you are sleeping. Here are some potential medical issues that can lead to your sleep not leaving you refreshed.  Not getting enough sleep If you are cutting your sleep short each night, even by a few minutes, you can find that you accumulate a sleep debt which is not repaid at the end of each night of sleep. A good way to check this can be to let yourself sleep until you naturally wake up one day. If you find that you end up sleeping much...

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Orthodontics: Main Benefits of Opting For Invisalign Treatment

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Over the years, more adults are paying attention to the appearance of their teeth, especially if they did not receive orthodontic treatment when they were younger. However, a primary concern that these adults have is how conspicuous metallic braces are. As such, there are looking for alternative solutions that would restore crooked or misaligned teeth, without their peers having to know that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Luckily, advances in technology in the dental industry not provide you with other alternatives when it comes...

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4 Reasons People with HIV Should Engage in Regular Exercise

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If you’ve been diagnosed with HIV, a proper exercise regime should be seen as part of your treatment strategy. As well as improving your mood, exercise comes with plenty of benefits, especially for anyone who is HIV-positive. Here are just four reasons why you should dust off your running shoes, pick up a gym membership, or pump up the tires on your bike. 1. Exercise May Improve Brain Functioning One study published in the Journal of NeuroVirology has indicated that exercising on a regular basis can help prevent the neurocognitive...

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Osteoarthritis Of The Ankle: Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Options

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Osteoarthritis causes wear and tear to the joints due to cartilage loss and can be caused by injury, ageing and being overweight. Osteoarthritis of the ankle can be debilitating and restrict your mobility, and as it is a degenerative form of arthritis, symptoms tend to worsen without treatment. Here’s an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for osteoarthritis of the ankle: Symptoms Osteoarthritis affects the joint that connects the ankle and shinbone. As the cushioning provided by the cartilage diminishes, the joint...

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Sacrohysteropexy Versus Hysterectomy To Treat Uterine Prolapse

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Uterine prolapse can be a distressing and painful gynaecological condition that affects many women, especially those who have had children.  But what can be done to help and can the condition be reversed?  Read on for more information. What is uterine prolapse? Uterine prolapse occurs when the womb (uterus) bulges down into the vagina.  It’s caused when the muscles of the pelvic floor lose condition and can no longer hold the uterus in position.  Common signs of uterine prolapse include: the feeling that something is...

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Military Massage – Staying Fit to Fight

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A ‘Tab’ (Tactical Advance into Battle) is a style of military training that requires men and women of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to both walk and run whilst carrying a weighted rucksack, and often a rifle. This type of training, whilst fantastic for strength and cardiovascular fitness, can really take a toll on the body because of the demanding off-balanced loads that are carried over difficult terrain. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for muscle imbalances to form, particularly in the lumbar...

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Guide On Choosing Pallbearers For Your Loved One’s Funeral

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If you’re planning a funeral service for a departed loved-one, one aspect that you will need to consider are the pall bearers who will carry the deceased’s coffin from the hearse into funeral venue and out again after the service for transport to the burial ground or crematorium.  But how do you decide who to invite to carry out this important task?  Here’s some helpful advice. Who to choose as a pallbearer Pallbearers are usually family members or very close friends of the deceased.  They can be men or women...

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Counselling for people in an arranged marriage

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Many long and happy marriages have started as arranged marriages, with the participants growing to love each other over time. Relationship counselling can be a great tool to help married couples resolve any issues that they are struggling to resolve as a couple.  Here are some of the topics that can be discussed in relationship counselling that may be particularly relevant for arranged marriages.  The role of each family of origin in your new family By marrying a person you are starting a whole new family unit with them. You need to...

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