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The Health Dangers of Kidney Disease

Every Year, the second Thursday in March is World Kidney Day. The importance of our Kidneys are often overlooked but they do play a vital role in our overall health and, when damaged, waste products build up in the body. Kidneys work by cleaning waste from our blood,...

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Raw or Cooked Vegetables: Which is better?

The battle of choosing between raw or cooked vegetables produced no clear winner yet. People continue to dispute which is better, although there is still no easy answer when it comes to consuming raw or cooked vegetables. There is also no simple answer when it comes...

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Declutter Your Fridge

Previously we posted an article with some really good information on decluttering your home. One of the things we didn’t touch on though was the state of your fridge. Let’s face it, we’re now well into the month of January and all the leftovers from...

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Happy New Year – Now Declutter and Get Organised!

January is not only the start of the New Year, it is also Get Organised Month! And why not, it makes perfect sense to enter the New Year with constructive and practical New Year’s Resolutions, and one of those should be to get more organised and declutter your...

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Avoid Dehydration During the Holidays

We all know what dehydration is; it’s when the body doesn’t get enough water. Water in our bodies is being lost all the time through normal bodily functions and processes such as breathing, sweating, and elimination. When our daily water intake is...

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Overindulgence During the Festive Season

Our last article discussed some tips on how to make your holiday safer, but something else that we don’t often consider very seriously is the dangers and discomforts associated with overindulgence during the festive season. Let’s face it, Christmas and New...

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Top Tips for a Safe, Prepared Holiday

Every December the same thing happens all over South Africa – people pack their families into the car and set off for their Christmas holiday destination. And unfortunately every year during the holiday period a tragic percentage of those people experience some sort...

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Workplace Stress May Be Killing You

There are numerous stressors in the workplace, which can make you feel as if you are on an emotional roller coaster. The current economic upheaval, downsizing, layoffs, mergers and bankruptcies may be taking its toll on you. You may also be facing the pressures of new...

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What Happens to Medical Waste?

Medical waste is a type of waste that is generated by healthcare facilities such as dentist offices, hospitals, veterinary clinics, medical research labs and facilities, as well as blood banks. Medical waste is divided into the following four categories: Infectious...

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The Different Kinds of Sutures Used by Surgeons

Surgical sutures have been used by healers and surgeons for centuries and date as far back as 3000 BC in Ancient Egypt. Sutures are usually composed of strands of fibres that are used to form a stitch or a series of stitches to hold body tissue together. Stitches are...

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How to Treat Burn Injuries

In general people do not believe that they will fall victim to any type of injury. The saying remains: it will never happen to me… to the detriment of countless victims or care takers who were uninformed about what to do when they or a loved one should suffer such a...

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Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

Two terms that get confused all the time is Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest. They are used interchangeably in news reports, television shows, other media sources, and general conversation. But the truth is that these two terms describe two very different conditions...

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How Scalpel Blades are Made

Have you ever wondered how scalpel blades are made? They are such tiny things but are obviously manufactured with great precision and skill. Well, this is true and that’s why the entire manufacturing process of scalpel blades are handled almost exclusively by...

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Myths About Flu

Influenza, more commonly known as Flu, is that dreadful disease that we all potentially face every year. We fear it and the consequences it will have on our health, daily lives, and work environment. Because it is such an ever-present threat, there is more than a fair...

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Exercising When You Are Sick?

Many studies and articles will tell you that if you exercise regularly you will be healthier, which will lead to a stronger immune system, which means you will be less likely to become sick with everyday illnesses like colds and flu. Fair enough; all of that makes...

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What are Different Types of Gauze Used For?

When it comes to medical products designed to help with wound care there are many different types available on the market. The problem is though that the average person doesn’t always know which kind of wound care product or dressing to buy for which situation. Most...

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Manufacturing Latex Gloves

We all know that disposable gloves have become an indispensable part of daily life. Whether they are used in the medical field, food processing, cleaning, beauty industries, etc. – it doesn’t matter; gloves serve as our primary protection against germs and...

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Gut Bacteria – Your Diet and Your Brain

Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function… Each of us has countless microorganisms living in our digestive tracts. Primarily these gut flora are responsible for helping us digest our food by synthesizing and...

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