CategoryConditions/Disabilities

How to Check for Testicular Cancer

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Nobody likes to think about cancer if they don’t have to and as such it can be easy to miss potential signs of a problem early on. Prevention is always better than cure and the earlier you can spot the signs of cancer the sooner you can address it before it travels further. 99% of testicular cancer cases can be cured if checked early enough – this is not a case of ‘ignore it and it...

Laryngitis Home Remedies: Natural Treatment and Cures for Laryngitis

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Laryngitis, or dysphonia, as you are most likely aware is the inflammation of the larynx which leads to a hoarse voice, or even the complete loss of the voice due to irritation of the vocal chords. The condition can be acute (lasting around three days) or chronic lasting 3 weeks. Treatment Treatment of laryngitis will usually involve treatment of a causative factor, which in turn is most likely...

How to Prevent Runners’ Knee

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Along with shin splints, bad knees are perhaps the biggest bugbears for most runners. Often knee injuries can end up completely halting a running career even, or if that doesn’t happen they can end up taking all the joy out of physical exercise. And it should be fun. But going for a run doesn’t have to mean putting the health of your knees at risk. In fact, often these issues are...

Where Do Knots in Our Muscles Come From?

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If you have ever been for a massage, then you may have been told by your masseuse that you have ‘knots’ in your muscles. They will then probably have proceeded to jam their fingers hard into your sensitive soft tissue resulting in great pain, followed by a sense of relief. Many of us have jumped on this idea, and when providing our partners with back rubs we’ll often tell them...

Nine Foods That Will Improve Your Oral Health

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Having the best possible oral health is not just about cleaning your teeth and using mouthwash/floss. While these are important ways to improve the appearance of your teeth and to reduce bacteria in your mouth, they are still only one part of the equation. Just as important, or even more important, is that you strengthen your health generally in order to make your teeth stronger and to help your...

What Is Bursitis? And How to Treat It

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Bursitis describes inflammation of one or more ‘bursae’, which in turn are small sacs of fluid lined by synovial membrane. The role of bursae (or a ‘bursa’ in the singular) is to provide a ‘cushion’ between bones, tendons and muscles around joints and thereby to reduce friction and impact. It achieves this by secreting lubricating synovial fluid, which is a...

Which Is Your Dominant Eye?

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Most likely you know which hand is your dominant one. This will be the hand you write with and the hand that you naturally reach out with to pick up things. You’ll find that it’s the hand you have the most precise control over, and without training you’ll likely struggle with fine motor skills when using the non-dominant side. But while we’re aware of our dominant hands...

How to Tell If You’re Flat Footed (And What to Do About It)

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Being ‘flat footed’ means that you have collapsed arches in your feet. In other words, where there should be a raised arch taking your feet off of the floor there is none and instead your foot lies completely flat against the ground. For many people, being flat footed will not cause any issues and can often be left untreated. For others, it can cause discomfort and can be a limiting...

Rhabdomyolysis: What it Is and How to Avoid It

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Rhabdomyolysis is a condition caused by the breakdown of muscle tissue and subsequent release of muscle fibre into the blood. In high enough quantities this can lead to kidney damage and failure and is potentially dangerous. Rhabdomyolysis is generally associated with traumas such as car crashes but it can also be caused by certain lengthy surgical procedures, some recreational drugs, low...

Got a Cold? Here’s How to Know If You Should Go Into Work or Call in Sick

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Getting a cold is stressful. Not only because it makes you feel rubbish and prevents you from doing the things you want to do but also because it creates something of a moral dilemma when it comes to whether or not you should head into work. Sometimes this decision can actually get quite stressful… On the one hand, going into work is the conscientious thing to do, it will look better and...

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