June 2011

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Anaemia and diet

Step 1: Understanding the relationship between anaemia and food Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anaemia. The most common cause of iron deficiency is chronic blood loss, usually due to excessive menstruation, or due to bleeding into or from the gut as a result of a peptic ulcer, gastritis, haemorrhoids or in children,

Does Ozone Therapy Actually Work?

Ozone is a type of oxygen that when mixed with a certain medical-use oxygen becomes a successful treatment for some conditions. The medicinal uses were discovered in the 19th century and it was used as wound treatments during World War I.

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Tired? Are you suffering from fatigue?

Summary Fatigue is a common condition that involves feelingunusually tired. This may be a sign of illness and should never be ignored. Fatigue may be caused by many different physical and emotional factors. A healthy lifestyle, including eating a balanced diet and exercising, can help relieve and prevent fatigue. What is fatigue? Fatigue is a


Living in big cities leads to stress

Now researchers have found a possible reason why. Imaging scans show that in city dwellers or people who grew up in urban areas, certain areas of the brain react more vigorously to stress. That may help explain how city life can boost the risks of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, researchers said. Previous research has found


These will make you think twice about smoking

Anti tobacco art showing the real outcome of smoking: Dead bodies, diseased lungs and a man on a ventilator were among the graphic images for revamped tobacco labels unveiled by US health officials. Proposed in November under a law that put the multibillion-dollar tobacco industry under the control of the Food and Drug Administration, the

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Did You Know? Wine Facts:

For many, wine is not just a luxury, it’s a necessity. A good bottle of wine can keep you company on a lonely night, while reading the perfect novel and especially when entertaining a few friends. Here are a few things that you might not have known about your favourite bottle of wine. What the grape?


Stress in the Workplace

Workplace stress There are many things that make the workplace stressful. It might start with your phone ringing all the time, the inbox overflowing, deadlines piling up and customers being demanding. You work long hours and feel undervalued and unappreciated. Sound familiar? Long working hour, insufficient breaks, lack of resources and unrealistic deadlines, or targets,

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10 Great Exercising Tips

You can’t argue with the fact that deciding to exercise regularly is one of the best decisions that you could ever make. “True in theory” – you say, “but where on earth do I get the motivation from?” Sure, there are many obstacles that you can allow to block your way. But why deprive yourself of

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Top 10 Blood Facts

Your blood. You hardly ever see it. Yet, it is the very thing that keeps you going. Check how many of the following facts you knew. Think about them next time you cut a finger or need a blood transfusion. The average adult man has about five to six litres of blood in his body,

Why Smokers are thinner?

US scientists have figured out exactly how nicotine acts as an appetite suppressant in the brain, a finding that could one day help in the fight against obesity, researchers said. Smokers tend to be thinner than people who don’t smoke, and the study led by Yale University and published in the journal Science describes how nicotine activates