Monthly Archives: February 2013

Back Pain from Sitting

February 28, 2013
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I read an article that cited the statistic that 50% of 18-34 year olds regularly suffer from back pain. I know that nearly half of 40-49 year olds have evidence of arthritis in their back so I can understand 50% of 40-60 years olds suffering from back pain on a regular basis, but why are so…

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Recharging your immune system

February 28, 2013
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New Scientist recently ran an article on how to recharge your immune system. The article was broken down into several sections, which I have taken the key points from and outlined below for your perusal. Hope you find it useful! 1. Go for a walk every day: “When 500 adults were tracked for 12 weeks,…

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Pain Medications that “target the pain”

February 28, 2013
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In a recent article I read on theconversation.edu.au, it was reported that “In 2010, the promotion of the Nurofen range of products “targeting” migraine, back pain, tension headache and period pain was awarded a CHOICE shonky award.” The take home message of their review was that the different flavours of Nurofen claim to ‘target’ specific sites all…

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Honey for children with a sore throat

February 28, 2013
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Is your child laying awake at night coughing and you’re not sure what to do? A new study has found that honey can be used as an alternative to cough syrups etc for young children suffering from Upper Respiratory Infections (URI). The study involved 300 children aged 1-5 over the period of a year. The children were…

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