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Osteoporosis in Women

Women produce a lot of estrogen in their bodies, it helps develop and maintain both the reproductive system and contributes to bone health. The female hormone estrogen is essential for healthy bones, it plays an important role in building and maintaining bones in a women’s body. Osteoporosis is caused by …

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Treating Knee Injuries In Children At Home

Sore knee

Most children have high energy levels; hence you find them jumping, running around which leads them to experiencing many injuries in their childhood. Breaking a bone is a common occurrence for most children which becomes part of their learning process, parents try as hard as they can to keep their …

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Tips For Preventing Dog Bites and Rabies

Girl with golden retriever

Dogs are often referred to as ‘man’s best friend’, however they can be extremely dangerous both due to risk of bite injuries and the fact that they are major carriers of the deadly rabies virus. This December, which is Prevention of Injuries Month, is the ideal time to teach children …

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Child’s Play? Walking Rings Can Be Dangerous

Walking rings – marketed as mobility aids for babies learning to walk – may potentially pose serious injury risks for infants, statistics compiled by Netcare emergency departments nationally suggests.  “While they may seem a harmless aid, accidents with walking rings have caused some serious injuries in babies over the years,” …

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