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PCOS – a common female endocrine disorder

Have you been struggling with your weight from a young age? Have you noticed irregularities in your menstrual cycles? Have you been screened for PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome? Although PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders, affecting 1 out of 15 women, its underlying causes are somewhat mysterious. It appears… [Read More]

Ramps

Spring has sprung and the grass is starting to rise. With warmer spring weather -hopefully- just around the corner, the annual push of spring seasonal produce is upon us. I love getting in seasonal produce. After a long, cold (ok, it wasn’t that cold) Hungarian winter, devoid of fresh vegetables, it’s nice to finally get… [Read More]

Sleep on it

How Snoozing Strengthens Memories When you learn something new, the best way to remember it is to sleep on it. That’s because sleeping helps strengthen memories you’ve formed throughout the day. It also helps to link new memories to earlier ones. You might even come up with creative new ideas while you slumber. What happens… [Read More]

Allergies at a Glance

While Spring bursts forth with a profusion of nature at its most wonderful, for allergy sufferers it means pollen from trees, grass, grain, and weeds, sneezing, wheezing, coughing, itchy red eyes, a runny or stuffy nose, and serious investment in tissue supplies. A variety of tests now exist to diagnose allergic conditions such as the… [Read More]

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a fantastic mix of meat and veg, and sure to warm you up on a cold March night. I made these last weekend for the family when my local Aldi – thank you Germans for bringing your stores to Hungary with your fresh, year-round produce. I can’t remember the last time I… [Read More]

Take a bite out of TBE

Tick-borne encephalitis, or TBE, is one of the viral diseases in Hungary and Central Europe that can spread by ticks. The virus causes brain inflammation with severe fever and headache. The TBE vaccination offers extra protection for those living or staying in these areas. Symptoms often occur one to two weeks after a tick bite… [Read More]

Each day is D day

In the past, lovers of sunshine have been warned on numerous occasions about limiting the hours of tanning to protect themselves from the damaging rays of the sun. Though the results of the anti-sun campaign are promising, there is an unexpected side effect to the crusade against skin cancer: apparently our body does not get… [Read More]

Glaucoma – The Silent Thief of Sight

In 2018, World Glaucoma Week falls on the week of March 11-18. This time is dedicated to raising awareness for the importance of this ocular disease, which is easy to control but difficult to spot without targeted screening. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes progressive damage of the optic… [Read More]

Aspirin’s new beneits

An aspirin a day may keep more than just a heart attack away. Since it was first synthesized in Germany in 1897, acetylsalicylic acid, more widely known as aspirin, has been used to treat a range of medical ailments – from the simple headache and fever to inflammation. Aspirin is one of the most widely… [Read More]

Bad bill of health

7 Tips to help ruin your cardiovascular health Typically, each February we write tips to help you improve your cardiovascular (CV) fitness so you can stay healthier and live longer. In the past we’ve asked you to know your numbers (blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and BMI/ body mass index); to eat “heart-healthy” foods such… [Read More]