Healthy LifestyleTravel & holiday
October 10, 2017

Don’t get bitten by these little beach-monsters

Mosquitoes aren’t the only critters that can turn your beachy holiday into an itchy nightmare. Sand fleas are another pesky pest to keep an eye out for. Sand fleas are found in beaches along coastal areas and in marshes. These buggers are often mistaken for insects, which they’re not. In fact, they’re not even fleas – they are actually crustaceans: like the crab, lobster and shrimp. Sand fleas get their name because their bites and after-effects are similar to that of a flea. Sand fleas vary in size. They can be small like a dot of ground pepper or grow…
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Healthy Lifestyle
January 5, 2016

Rip currents! Watch out!

Joanne Hart for HelloDoctor.com Watch out for rip currents at the beach! Rip currents form when waves flow in towards the beach over shallow water or sandbanks, with the water forming a rip (or river) when it flows back into the sea. Here’s important information on how to spot a rip current, and what to do if you find yourself caught in one. (more…)
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January 3, 2015

Love the beach? Know the risks

The heat is definitely on! How many times have you gone to the beach this month? It’s a great way to cool off, socialise and catch a tan, but as with everything, there’re certain risks you need to keep in mind. Here’s what you need to know! (more…)
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December 18, 2013

Holiday safety – kids at the beach

Summer holidays are finally here, and we’re taking the kids to the beach, into parks and into crowded places. Every year, hundreds of children go missing or get lost over the holidays, and at this time of year it’s more important than ever to keep track of excited children, and ensure everyone stays safe. When it comes to keeping kids safe in crowded places, here’s what you can do: (more…)
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