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InfoGraphic on the Popping Pills drug epidemic

Pharmaceutical giants have long been a conflicting topic for many… They are the saviours of the population, bringing us a pill for any and all ailments, healing our disease stricken world. Or are they now the cash machines that sells prescription drugs without worrying about side effects and consequences, where “another set” of pills will

InfoGraphic on the Good Grade Pills,

InfoGraphic on the Good Grade Pills

Many students are under pressure from peers, parents and maybe even financiers to do well in their studies, as the info graphic shows they will use stimulants to boost their performance. But these drugs can have harmful and dangerous consequences, so what do they do once they have used it and want to stop? One

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Taking Calcium May Pose Heart Risks

Calcium supplements, long recommended for stronger bones, may be bad for the heart, a large new study confirms. The study found that taking extra calcium may raise the risk of a heart attack. In recent years, some health authorities had hoped that calcium supplements, in addition to building bones, might also provide consumers with cardiovascular


Flu: get fighting fit

With winter here, you’re bound to be surrounded by coughers and sneezers wherever you go, greatly increasing your flu risk. Running like crazy from anyone who’s ill is the first step to avoid succumbing yourself, as is doing a Lady Macbeth and continually washing your hands. That’s because the flu virus is not only transmitted via droplets when someone


Is my cold still contagious?

You’ve been stuck at home with the flu for what seems like an eternity. The worst is over, but you still have some lingering sniffles, coughs and aches. How do you know if you’re still contagious? Check out this guide to knowing when you’re most likely to be contagious for the most common illnesses that

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Medicine addiction

Many people are addicted to medicines – and it’s often the over-the-counter medicines that can be bought without prescription. Medicines that can be bought in this way and that may be addictive include the following: Medicines and cough syrups containing codeine Slimming remedies containing ephedrine and/or amphetamine Although men and women can both become addicted

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Vitamins often taken by people who need them least

Vitamins are often taken by the people who need them least, a new study suggests. The study showed that people who take mineral supplements also to get more nutrients from their food than those who don’t take supplements. Indeed, in some cases, supplement users may be getting too much of a good thing by overloading

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Being doped on the job

Boozy lunches, suspiciously long bathroom breaks, another day “off sick”. Most drug abusers are employed – and some jobs carry a heavier risk than others. “Substance abuse in the South African workforce is on the rise,” says Ronelle Sartor, executive officer at the South African Association for Social Workers in Private Practice (SAASWIPP). The common

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Facts about STD’s

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Embrace the Change

We changed from candles, to lamps, to light bulbs… but we stagnated at conventional medicines. Is there a reason for this irrational human behavior?   As humans we constantly have the desire to improve ourselves and our circumstances. Maybe on different levels, some in their spirituality, some in their human existence, but the bottom line