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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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You’re a new dad? That’s not the easiest stress to handle!

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 November 2017, Men's Health, Stress and sleep
new dad

Congratulations, you’re a brand new dad! It’s a joyous occasion that brings not only feelings of pride and joy, but also stress and insecurity. This mish-mash of emotions sometimes arises early on during pregnancy and reaches its climax when the baby finally arrives.

Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by events: prepare for them instead!

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Are migraines linked to poor blood circulation?

by Owen Wiseman, H.BSc., on 2 November 2017, Circulation
migraines

While enjoying your morning pick-me-up, you suddenly feel an intense and sudden throbbing in your head, that feels like something other than the energy you need is trying to force its way out.

You may suddenly feel queasy, call in sick to work, and head back to bed.

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