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Photoprotection – Protecting our skin from the sun!

Why do we need photoprotection? Photoprotection is required to reduce ultraviolet (UV) radiation induced skin damage, photo-aging and skin cancers. Photoprotection includes sunscreens, clothing, hats and sunglasses. What is UV radiation? UV radiation affects the skin by causing ageing, sunburns, precancerous lesions, cancerous lesions and immunosuppression. There are 3 types of UVA radiation: UVC, UVB and UVA. UVA is associated …

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Photoprotection – Protecting our skin from the sun!

What happens when you go to the Dermatologist?

  Patients are often shocked when they come to see a Dermatologist and a full-skin examination is required. To help you make the most of your consultation, here are a few tips. A full skin examination performed by a Dermatologist is a great opportunity and should be availed of at your appointment. The exam itself is usually very brief, taking …

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What happens when you go to the Dermatologist?

Breastfeeding Newborns – The Simple Yet Essential Questions

Breastfeeding is supposed be a very natural thing. You would think that some sort of instinct would kick in, and that it really would be something everyone would be able to do. For whatever reason, this is not always the case and it definitely was not something that I found particularly easy. Perhaps because our lives have changed so much, …

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Breastfeeding Newborns – The Simple Yet Essential Questions

How to best tackle Jet Lag

Jet lag is a relatively recent ailment for humans to suffer. It is one of many conditions that has its origins in rapid technological advancement. Transcontinental travel via jet planes brought with them a touch of glamour and thrill of exploring the globe as well as a particularly annoying and pervasive fatigue. Jet lag can cause a whole host of …

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How to best tackle Jet Lag

What is a normal period, a heavy period and menorrhagia?

First, here is an over-view of the female reproductive cycle to give you a brief background; The primary function of the female reproductive system is to produce eggs (ova) to be fertilised, and to provide the environment to allow a baby to develop. Females are born with immature follicles which lie dormant in the ovaries from birth until puberty. Activity …

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What is a normal period, a heavy period and menorrhagia?

Caring for your Skin in Winter

It is that time of year, when the weather is less kind and it starts to affect your skin. With the cold wind, wet outdoors and heating indoors, skin tends to get very dry and irritated. Here are a few simple things we need to remember to keep our skin happy throughout these colder months.   1.Try to switch to …

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Caring for your Skin in Winter

Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

The microbiome is big news in the health world.  The study of those friendly bacteria in our gut has made enormous advancements and has changed the way we understand our immune system and our health.    What is the microbiome? Our microbiome is the collective name for the bugs that live in our gut and all the genetic material that …

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Your Microbiome…much more than just some friendly bacteria

The pill, patch or ring? What are my contraceptive options?

What are my contraceptive options? Most people are familiar with the contraceptive pill or ‘the pill’ as it is better known however there are many other forms of contraception available and more and more people are now availing of these options. There are five types of contraception: hormonal, barrier, intrauterine (inserted inside the uterus/womb), sterilisation and natural. The choice is …

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The pill, patch or ring? What are my contraceptive options?

Tips and tricks to staying healthy this winter!

Now that we are firmly into the month of November, we are officially in the colder and drearier days of the year. This ultimately means that be 5pm it is pitch black outside, rain is expected almost every other day – if not daily, and the dreaded flu season has begun – fantastic. During this time of the year, contracting …

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Tips and tricks to staying healthy this winter!
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