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  • Blood pressure measurements: what numbers tell us

    High blood pressure can increase the risk of cardiovascular complications. But what is the definition of arterial hypertension or high blood pressure? And above all, blood pressure monitor in hand, what is the threshold value ...

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  • Tricks to make your heart feel good: music and more

    It doesn’t matter whether you use headphones or a surround sound system, your TV or your smartphone: listening to music relaxes the mind and – in the frenetic rhythm of our daily life – is good for the whole body. Including the ...

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  • Piercings and tattoos: how to heal, step by step

    Americans say “no pain, no gain”: without a pinch of suffering, nothing is achieved. We could say the same about our piercings and tattoos. If you have just been pierced or if you are fresh out of a tattoo parlour, you should know ...

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  • How to recognise and fight chilblain

    Cold temperatures are useful to treat bruises or keep food fresh longer, but exposing our skin to intense cold – from just a few degrees below zero down – can cause chilblains. These have nothing to do with regular “chills”, and ...

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  • Diabetes? Pick the right sport

    Sports, and any form of aerobic exercise in particular, are an integral part of the treatment for diabetes mellitus. People with diabetes can even be Olympians: rowing legend Steve Redgrave, for example, has type 1 diabetes and ...

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  • Let’s find out more about gestational diabetes

    During pregnancy, blood sugar levels rise above any previous record in 7% of women. However, gestational diabetes is a temporary condition, which disappears right after giving birth in 95% of cases. This is in part due to the ...

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  • Suspect diabetes? All you need to know about testing and risk factors

    Could you be at risk for diabetes? Do you have symptoms that match the diagnosis for diabetes, or simply are at an age when a regular check-up is recommended? In any case, your doctor will suggest a screening test to ascertain the ...

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  • Diabetes, explained to children

    The onset of diabetes is a delicate time for the little one in the family. How should you behave with your child, if he or she is diagnosed with diabetes? Diabetic children have a daily routine, just like their peers. The big ...

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  • Flu and cold? Fight them with food!

    It seems like Nature is listening to our body’s needs in the winter. Indeed, the fruit and vegetables that help our respiratory tract stave off the flu and cold grow during the coldest season of the year. Curious? Let’s discover ...

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