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DIABETES AND TRIGGER FINGER

March 12, 2019
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Not being able to produce insulin or use it effectively, leads to raised glucose levels in the blood (known as hyperglycaemia). Over the long-term high glucose levels are associated with damage to the body and failure of various organs and tissues. There are over 240,000 people in New Zealand who have...
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Smoking Does What?

July 5, 2016
Everyone knows that tobacco use can have disastrous consequences on your health. More than 4,000 chemical substances are present in cigarette smoke, including at least 50 that can cause cancer. An estimated 85% of cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and of lung cancer are caused by smoking. About a third of all cancer cases are due to smoking. But did you know that smoking delays healing and even affects grip strength? Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor (narrows the blood...
Filed under Health \ Recovery