Dermatologist examining mole with magnifying glass in clinic

Mole cancer – malignant melanoma

As the name suggests, this is a malignant condition feared by everyone, not least all of us who enjoy the many important benefits the sun provides. Read More
Close-up Of Woman Suffering From Stomach Ache

Health tips on constipation

It’s no exaggeration to say that the bowel is our most pampered and stubborn organ. The bowel is always happiest at home, close to its own toilet. Read More
Young Woman Looking At Sun Drawn On Her Back With Suntan Lotion

You can avoid sun rash altogether, and you should!

Sun rash (solar dermatitis) is a form of allergic reaction to the sun that causes itching or a rash after sunbathing. Sun rash develops much more quickly than sunburn. Read More
male all joints pain in blue

Inflammation – for the most part a good thing

The immune system is complex, consisting of multiple components. One of these components is the inflammation. Inflammation, that sometimes is used synonymously with infection, is something that most of us have experienced at some point. Inflammation  is in itself complex, but the multiple components share a common goal - to respond to any kind of tissue injury. Inflammation is helping out controlling the damage and initiate healing. Inflammation is in a way one mean the body use to keep us healthy. In some cases, the inflammation itself might be what’s causing the problems. Read More
Immune system concept as an open white blood cell with a boxing glove emerging as a health care metaphor for fighting disease and infection through the natural defense of the human body.

The immune system – a struggle for survival

This year's flu season is coming to an end, and the sound of people sneezing and coughing is common during the winter months. Some will have stayed clear of this year's flu due to taking vaccine last fall, while others have needed antibiotics to provide some additional aid to the body's own defence agains disease, the immune system. Read More

The immune system – A struggle for survival

This year's flu season is coming to an end, and the sound of people sneezing and coughing is common during the winter months. Some will have stayed clear of this year's flu due to taking vaccine last fall, while others have needed antibiotics to provide some additional aid to the body's own defence agains disease, the immune system. Read More
Health problem. asian young girl scratching her itchy back

First Aid – Burns

Wintertime is candle and hot drinks time, and especially our curious children are in danger to burn their fingers or worse. Luckily, most of the burns and scaldings sustained in daily life are of low degree (grade I and II = redness and blister). However, it is worth it to bring the most important facts of first aid in those cases to mind. Read More
Radiologist checking an x-ray image on a view light box, unrecognizable person, medical assistance and healthcare concept

A negative X-ray doesn’t necessarily rule out injuries…

Unfortunately, getting older means not only getting wiser but also getting weaker, losing visual acuity and sometimes also sense of balance. This leads to an increased incidence of falls in the elderly, most of the time from a walking height. Read More
Brain stroke : 3d illustration of the vessels of the brain and causes of stroke

Stroke – every minute counts!

The global burden of disease is in constant flux. Just a few years ago, infectious diseases accounted for the majority of deaths globally but this trend has been reversed in recent years, with most deaths now being caused by non-infectious diseases. Much of the blame is assigned to lifestyle changes and the growing number of smokers. Something the two diseases that claim the most lives each year worldwide – heart disease and stroke – have in common is that they primarily affect the blood vessels in the body. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at stroke. Read More
Woman Has Stomach Ache at Park

The nuisance of holiday tummy

The summer is over, and autumn is on the doorstep. In the previous blog post, we provided a few general tips for a trouble-free holiday. But however diligent you are about following precautions, you can still be unlucky enough to get sick. If there is one type of illness that is readily associated with both bad luck and holidays, it’s food poisoning/the trots/’Delhi belly’. (We have many names for those we love – or don’t, in this case.) Read More