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Nicola Collinette

Nicola Collinette

I love to read and write. I am 46 years old, married and have 4 children. I am a quiet person but I am a good listener.
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I mainly write on topics which I have personally gone through in life (i.e. abuse, bulimia and addiction). However, I love writing so will write on anything and everything that interests me.
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Articles : 23
Since : 06/10/2011
Category : Beauty, Health & Fitness

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IS RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME KEEPING YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is an annoying, unpleasant sensation in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move them. This neurological disorder is characterized by a throbbing, creeping feeling and the symptoms occur mainly at night. This exasperating condition affects approximately 5% of adults and although RLS occurs in both men and women, the i

HEART DISEASE IN WOMEN

As women we need to be vigilant in looking after the health of our hearts as heart disease is becoming more prevalent amongst us, is the leading cause of death among women over 65 years of age and kills more women over that age group than all cancers combined. It is believed that the reason women are less likely to survive heart attacks than men is

ARE YOU AT RISK OF HAVING A STROKE?

If, like me, you have a spouse who suffers from high blood pressure it is worthwhile being aware of the causes and dangers of strokes. No matter what your age, gender or race anyone can suffer a stroke. However, certain factors increase your risks and as up to 80% of strokes can be prevented it is wise to understand the risks and the warning signs.

LIVING WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER

I am writing this article due to the fact that many people have a misconception about Bipolar Disorder and construe people who suffer from this illness as being “crazy”. There seems to be such a stigma attached to the illness. Yet many famous people have been affected by Bipolar e.g. Sinead O’Connor (musician), Catherine Zeta Jones (actress),

SEVEN WARNING SIGNS OF CANCER

As my mother, grandmother and sister all died of cancer I believe that it is a good idea to know the general signs and symptoms of the disease. What to look out for: A change in bowel or bladder habits Any sore that does not heal Unusual bleeding or discharge Lump or a thickening in the breast, testicles or elsewhere Change in the size, color, shap

PHYSICAL CHILD ABUSE

Our children come into this world innocent and as parents we should preserve that innocence. They need and deserve love, protection, encouragement and care. However, child abuse is widespread and as parents we need to be aware of the problem. Many cases of physical child abuse are perpetrated by the parents onto their children themselves. As a moth

The Effects of Sun Tanning on our Skin

The following article outlines the effect sun tanning has on our skin. Furthermore, information on how to protect your skin and eyes is set forth. A “healthy” tan is a delusion. A tan is a sign that your skin has already been damaged. Despite the fact that every person has a 1 in 5 chance of developing skin cancer and more new cases of skin can

DO YOU LITERALLY PULL OUT YOUR OWN HAIR?

For two years, between the ages of 38 and 40 I had a large, unsightly, bald spot at the back of my scalp. I tried to cover it up but it was so large the baldness was virtually impossible to hide. I was labeled as a “freak” by a few people. After all, what sane person would pull out their own hair? However, research has shown that this disorder

LIVING WITH A BIPOLAR DISORDER SPOUSE

In my article “Living with Bipolar Disorder” I neglected to mention how difficult it is to live with a person suffering from the disorder. This is just a short article discussing this matter. If you have a spouse/family member suffering from bipolar, I hope this article can give you some clarity on how to deal with it. Have you ever heard the s

SHOULD YOU PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR THE DEATH OF A SIBLING?

This article is written from my own personal viewpoint. My sister’s death when I was 8 years old had a profound, long-lasting affect on me. I will never forget the day. It was the 8th June 1973. I was collected early from school by a friend of my mother’s. I was taken home and into the lounge where my mother sat surrounded by some of her close