March 12, 2020

Coronavirus – how to stay calm and clean

Where and when did it all begin? On the 31st of December 2019, China alerted the World Health Organisation to several patients with flu-like symptoms in a city called Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province. Initial assessments of these patients ruled out “known” flu-like viruses including bird flu, seasonal flu, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Once these initial patients were assessed, they were placed into quarantine. The suspected source of the outbreak was identified as a busy seafood market in the city the following day. Days later Chinese authorities identified the virus,…
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Chest & Lung
August 26, 2015

All about emphysema

Just opened your eyes and can't wait for your first cigarette of the day? If you're lighting up without even thinking about it, maybe it's time to start contemplating the harm that's being done to your lungs. Emphysema is a progressive and irreversible lung disease. In 90% of cases, emphysema is caused by cigarette smoking. (more…)
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March 20, 2015

No panic at this disco

One moment you’re minding your own business, and the next your heart is racing, your nerves are shot and you feel so bad you think you’re going to die! This is what we call a panic attack. (more…)
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