1. Beware this holiday season: Ocean dangers

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    Some are so poisonous they can kill you; others can cause severe pain. From bluebottles to venomous fish, these are the marine creatures you don’t want to bump into on your seaside holiday During summer the ocean looks so blue and inviting – but unfortunately it’s also home to a...
  2. Meditation combats stress in school kids

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    With record levels of student stress reported in a recent UCLA survey, can a simple stress-reducing meditation technique be a viable solution? A new study published in the Journal of Instructional Psychology found the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique significantly decreased psychological distress in public school students. The study, conducted with at-risk minority secondary school students, showed a...
  3. Passing through doorways ups forgetfulness

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    Ever go into another room for something and then forget what you were there for? A new study suggests that simply passing through a doorway can cause you to forget why you came into a room or what you wanted to find. “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event...
  4. SA patients pay more for medicine

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    The Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa (PIASA) has welcomed the findings of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) annual report 2010/2011 which support the view that medicines are not a key cost driver in the private healthcare funding environment. Less encouraging, however, is the pattern whereby patients are increasingly...
  5. Warning against overuse of antibiotics

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    Raising awareness about the risks of overuse of antibiotics is needed to combat antibiotic resistance in Europe, health agencies said. In recent years, the threat posed by infections that have become resistant to antibiotics has become more apparent, ranging from antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections like methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) to multi drug-resistant tuberculosis....
  6. 12 eating-out tips for slimmers

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    If you’re trying to lose weight, you will know how difficult it can be to stick to your diet when surrounded by kilojoule-laden temptations. Follow these eating-out tips for slimmers, taken from The Brain Surgeon’s Diet, and you will be able to enjoy a good night out without the extra guilt or...
  7. How Tobacco Harms Your Body

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    Our ozone sauna was developed to provide you with the best ozone steam therapy, enabling you to stop smoking within a couple of sessions. _________________________________________________________________________ Did you know that smoking has this effect on your body? _________________________________________________________________________
  8. Feeling out of sorts at work?

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    You look at your watch, after what feels like a century has passed, and it is nine minutes later. You feel nauseous, lightheaded and you are sure you have a temperature. But staying at home just wasn’t an option today. If you have ever had a job, you would have...
  9. Carbon monoxide reduces stress

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    According to scientists, carbon monoxide (CO), a tasteless, colourless and odourless gas, is not only a danger to the environment but also highly toxic to human beings. Found in the exhaust of vehicles and generators, CO has been dubbed the silent killer because excessive inhalation is lethal, poisoning the nervous...

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