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A Handshake or a Kiss?

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 November 2017, Cold and Flu
handshake

Business people shake on it; politicians shake it right, left and center; friends and family do it too.

It may be the polite thing to do or the icebreaker, but shaking hands is a hazardous greeting.

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Digestive problems: Why does digestion slow down when we age?

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 November 2017, Digestion
digestive problems

Food is a huge part of our everyday lives – it not only keeps us up and running on busy days, but it provides us with breaks to socialize and share moments with those around us. Whether we’re at work or with family at the dinner, sometimes our love of food leaves us with bloating, heartburn, slow digestion and acid reflux.

While people of all ages may encounter these unpleasant symptoms and disorders, nearly 40% of older adults over 50 years-old experience age related digestive problems each year…

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Do you know the atopic triad?

by Owen Wiseman, H.BSc., on 6 November 2017, Allergies
atopic triad

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines comorbid as “existing simultaneously with and usually independently of another medical condition”. The atopic triad or atopy triad is a set of comorbid conditions – atopic dermatitis, asthma, and allergic rhinitis.

75% of children with atopic dermatitis will go on to develop allergic rhinitis while between 50-70% will develop asthma…

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Is it Good or Bad to Take a Nap?

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 November 2017, Stress and sleep
nap

As an adult, you probably haven’t been encouraged to nap since you were a child. Indeed, most companies wouldn’t be all that understanding if you were caught dozing off during the day, but research has shown that power naps can actually increase productivity.

This article explores whether napping during the day really is such a good idea and the right way to power nap.

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9 changes you’ll see when you go off the Pill

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 November 2017, Women's Health
the pill

So you’ve decided to go off the Pill. Whatever your reason, you can expect a lot of changes when you stop taking it.

It can be a gradual transition, barely noticeable… or not, so it’s best to be prepared.

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