Healthy Lifestyle
January 29, 2015

Hygiene 101

Let’s take a minute to think about this…can you honestly say that you always wash your hands after going to the bathroom? The chances are that the answer is, NO. You may think it’s not a big deal, but, it is! You are risking spreading diseases to your family and friends without even knowing it! Don’t believe us? Let’s clean up your skepticism. (more…)
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Healthy LifestyleHygiene
December 19, 2014

How clean is your shopping trolley?

How many of you actually take one of those sanitary wipes at the entrance to your local supermarket and wipe your trolley? Most people don’t even notice it, but it could be the difference between you being healthy or sick this festive season. (more…)
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Teeth & gums
September 12, 2014

3 Common oral diseases

Finally got your pearly whites? Now let’s work on keeping them healthy and disease-free. You might not know it, but there are many conditions that affect you teeth, gums and mouth. Here are three very common conditions that you should keep an eye out for. Dental cavities You hear about these all the time on toothpaste adverts. They’re essentially holes in your teeth that are caused by tooth decay. This is usually a result of eating too much sugar and starch and not practicing daily dental hygiene – brushing, flossing and rinsing. When food gets stuck between your teeth –…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
August 23, 2014

5 Steps To Beat bad breath!

Halitosis! That’s the medical term for bad breath – a nasty condition that affects 25% of all adults, 1 in every 4 of us. Think of three of your closest friends, and if none of them have bad breath, then maybe you’re the one. How can you tell? Instead of blowing into your cupped hands, (or in your partners face), lick the back of your hand, let it dry for a few seconds, and then smell the surface. Bad breath is like any other body odour – it’s the result of bacteria living on or in the body giving off…
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
June 25, 2014

Luis Suarez – Why are human bites dangerous?

It took less than 5 minutes from the moment the scuffle happened in the Uruguay vs Italy game, to the first jokes hitting social media across the world. Here are some of the memes that appeared. Sure, it is funny, in a ridiculous way: a supremely talented guy in one of the fastest-moving games in the world has time to bite the man blocking him? Worst of all, this is the third time it’s happened, and Luis Suarez, playing for Uruguay, is known as a biter. But if you think about how dangerous human bites are, why is anyone keeping…
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June 17, 2014

Don’t wash raw chicken!

A deadly bacteria more common than salmonella can be spread by washing chicken or meat before cooking it. A report from the Food Standards Agency in the UK is warning people who wash chicken before cooking it to think again. (more…)
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