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THE EFFECT OF SMOKING ON THE LUNGS

Smoking causes about 30% of all cancer deaths in the USA, and 1 in 4 in the UK.  A study done in South Africa warns that for those who started smoking in their teens, there is a 50% chance of
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Expiry dates on medicine

Once medication has reached the expiry date, is it still safe to use or should you dispose of it immediately? A study done by the Food and Drug Administration in the USA has found that 90% of both prescription and
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Salt intake – new regulations by SA Government

Regulations relating to the reduction of sodium in certain foodstuffs came into effect on 30 June 2016.  Further reductions in the sodium content of these same foodstuffs will come into effect on 30 June 2019.  (The Department of Health published
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LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH A WEIGHT PROBLEM

Prof Robert H Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist, at the University of California, has the following advice for parents of  / and overweight children: Get rid of all sugared liquids – only water and milk Eat your carbohydrates with fiber Wait
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TANNING BEDS

As spring arrives, one is so easily lured to getting an early tan, in anticipation of strapless summer dresses! The Scientific American’s Board of Editors published an analysis and opinion in the April 2015 issue of Scientific American, calling tanning
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Fight or flight: The physiology of stress

During the Oscar Pistorius trial an individual’s reaction when faced with perceived danger formed part of the defence team’s legal argument.  The “fight or flight” response to danger created much public interest at the time.  But what really happens in
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WAYS TO FIGHT INSOMNIA

Keep a regular sleeping pattern, even on weekends Sleeping late on occasions breaks this pattern The best sleeping hours are between 10 pm and 6 am Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet and at a comfortable temperature Have a
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PSORIASIS

Psoriasis is a chronic auto-immune disease, which appears as an inflammatory, proliferative disease of the skin.  In the US alone there are over 7 million sufferers. One of the body’s immune white blood cells, called a T cell, by mistake
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CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASE

For years and years we have been told and we believed that heart disease resulted from an elevated blood cholesterol level, and that the only therapy that worked was to lower the cholesterol levels with statin medication, whilst severely restricting
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Blog Post With All The Trimmings

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