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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Stay healthy while on holiday

Summer is finally here (in the Northern hemisphere at least) and people will go far and near to relax or experience a new adventure. If you are away from home, at least if you are visiting a foreign country it can be a smart thing to take some precautions, because you never know what is gonna happen. WMC have collected some tips  to help you in your holiday planning. Lists like these will never be complete, but hopefully you will find it helpful. Read More
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More about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance can rapidly become abstract terms, and it can seem a little strange that medicines I get from my family doctor can have an impact that goes beyond hopefully (but probably not) making me better quickly. What’s the connection between my cold and future ‘superbugs’? Let’s get one thing clear from the start: it’s the bacteria that develop resistance, not us. The word ‘resistance’ comes from the Latin resistere, meaning to withstand or oppose. So just as we use antibiotics to withstand bacteria, the bacteria develop defence mechanisms (there are several types) against the antibiotic. Some bacteria may also exchange these ‘defence secrets’ among themselves. Read More
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What is really blood thinning medicine?

Millions of people world wide are use blood thinning agents on a daily basis in order to treat a disease or prevent one.  These are vital medications for those who use them, but they are not to be underestimated. So what is it that they really do? As the name suggests, they affect our blood in a way that makes it less "sticky" and not in fact thinner. Read More