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When it comes to the care of the elderly, that over-the-counter quick-fix cough mixture may not be the safest bet.
A new study, released by the Journal of the American Medical Association has revealed a link between the use of anticholinergic (AC) medications and increased brain atrophy, dysfunction and clinical decline in elderly patients.1 The study, published in April 2016, found cognitive impairment in patients who frequently used AC medications and exposed the dangers of trusted and prescribed over-the-counter medications for elderly patients.1
Cats are fluffy and fun, but they do love to scratch. Here are some tips on how to keep your most prized pieces of furniture away from those claws.
Scratching is a natural part of your cat’s behavioural repertoire. Even if your cat has access outside, it is generally a good idea to provide scratching posts indoors, just in case, as most cats will still scratch the furniture inside the house – especially if a suitable scratching post is not available.
Wouldn’t you like to give your children a head start in the coming school year? Dr Jason Mallia shows you how.
Going back to school, or the first day at a new school, can be a stressful time for children. They have a lot to deal with, including new teachers, new friends, new rules and a bombardment of new information. And all this has to be taken in and dealt with in a very short space of time! It’s therefore not unusual for excitement and anticipation to be combined with a certain level of anxiety, and even dread, about the tasks and situations that lie ahead. Fortunately there are some great solutions in naturopathic medicine.
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