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The polypill for heart disease

Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of mortality worldwide.1 In recent years, the mortality associated with cardiovascular disease has decreased in developed countries, however, it is rising in developing countries where the use of preventative medication is lower.2 Cardiovascular disease refers to a range of diseases involving the heart and blood vessels. For example, coronary […]

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PSA: An IUD Horror Story (long)

(Background: Prior to this I had the exact same copper IUD for 4 years with absolutely no problems). This all began when I had my old copper IUD replaced with a new one (a 5 year copper IUD) in mid February of this year. The procedure was very simple, the doctor simply pulled the old […]

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All About Placenta

5 min read The ability to grow and support life within our bodies, is nothing short of a miracle.  Pregnant people are putting in hard work for almost a year in their efforts to bring a new human into the world.  Did you know that not only are they growing a baby, but also a […]

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Celebrity trainer Sarah Lindsay reveals the fitness lockdown goals we should be aiming for – ps: they aren’t what you think

With lockdown 3.0 pressuring people to do something epic with their time, celebrity trainer Sarah Lindsay shares her advice on realistic lockdown goal setting Learn a new language, lose the lockdown belly, start a business are just some of the ‘goals’ I have seen floating around at the moment encouraging people to make the most […]

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‘Read more books’ says leading purpose and performance coach Mark Whittle – here’s why reading is so important for our wellbeing

Reading is one of our greatest skills says Purpose and Performance Coach, Mark Whittle. Join us every week for productivity hacks, lifestyle changes and tools to help you through the rest of lockdown  Reading is a privilege. To be able to read, is a privilege. The first written communication dates back to 3,500BC and those who could read, would hold […]

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Diuretics for hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a risk factor for developing heart disease.1 High blood pressure narrows, tightens and blocks blood vessels. This makes it difficult for blood to flow through and puts extra strain on the heart to pump, which can cause heart failure over time. By correlation, hypertension it is one of the biggest […]

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What You Need to Know About the Major Update to Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

There are new guidelines for lung cancer screening, which will make many more people—especially women and Black people—eligible for screening earlier in their lives. The new guidelines, released this week by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), now recommend screening for lung cancer with annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans in smokers who have […]

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What are Cervical Polyps?

4 min read The cervix is an incredible organ.  It serves as the gateway between the vagina and the uterus, it allows sperm to come in, or keeps it out, period blood flows through it, and it helps to keep the uterus safe from infection, especially during pregnancy. Along with many other incredible abilities. Shaped […]

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The negative side effects of vaping

Researchers studied the negative side effects of vaping among youth, finding an increase in problems with remembering, concentrating, and decision-making. Electronic cigarettes were invented in 2003 as an alternative to smoking. Smoking electronic cigarettes is known as vaping and is increasingly popular with high school students. Between 2017 and 2019, the number of high school […]