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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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Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis

by Owen Wiseman, H.BSc., on 2 November 2017, Muscle and joint
psoriatic arthritis

From the Greek words psora, meaning itch, arthron, meaning joint, and itis, for inflammation, we have the condition, psoriatic arthritis. This disease presents with chronic inflammation of any joints due to an autoimmune reaction where our immune system attacks our own healthy skin and joint tissues by mistake.

These areas could include your neck, eyes, spine, wrists, elbows, fingers, ankles…the list continues.

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How to spot a professional burnout

by Sonia Chartier, on 28 September 2017, Stress and sleep
professional burnout

Originally, the term burnout referred to when a rocket runs out of fuel, but today, the same thing pretty much applies to people too. Another way of looking at burnout in humans is to think of it like having a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

The scientific term for it is professional exhaustion. Just like that, your body gives up: one day, you can’t get up for work, or you’re driving down the street and you suddenly break down in tears. It’s the final phase of stress…

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