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Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMDr Douglas Street

A leg ulcer is really an unpleasant condition to deal with, whether you are the one afflicted with it or the one treating it. It can be unpleasant to look at and can even carry an odour. It is usually a source of embarrassment for those afflicted...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Douglas Street

There is the general perception that women spend more time, money and effort optimising their appearance. There are many industries that capitalise on this. It seems at times that even health may be sacrificed in the process. Is this the case with...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Douglas Street

It is no secret that men visit the doctor less than women. Many reasons have been put forward for this phenomenon. Let's look at some of the suggestions available. Men visit the doctor about 20-30 per cent less often than women. Well, men are more...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Douglas Street, Contributor

It is said that 'belief kills and belief cures'. This highlights the impact that beliefs, even religious ones, have on our health, and this can be positive or negative. There are many religious practices that can have positive effects on, not just...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Douglas Street

Exercise is very important for good health. Some persons even believe that once they are getting good exercise, they can do as they please otherwise. Some believe exercise can nullify the effects of poor dieting. Is this true? More than ever before,...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Douglas Street

We know that our lifestyle decisions have a tremendous impact on our health, and we have control over these decisions. But what about changes in atmospheric conditions which we have very limited direct influence over, do they affect our health as...

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