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Kill or Cure?

Kill or Cure? With recent radiation traces from the stricken Japanese nuclear reactors, in Fukushima, being found as far away as California and Scotland, people are beginning to wonder how to safeguard themselves from irradiation. Supplies of sea salt have almost run out from shops in neighboring Korea.  Sea salt contains iodine and is what […]

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When Thunder Roars, Stay Indoors!

Over recent weeks, severe storms have lashed the southeastern United States.  The devastation has been enormous and the tragedy has been felt particularly harshly in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky and now Oaklahoma. The recent tornadoes are some of the fiercest experienced in the US for 40 years and some have been classified as […]

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The First Lady & The Sleeping Asparagus

The ‘Let’s Move’ initiative lead by First Lady, Michelle Obama, has been tackling the national issue of childhood obesity for just over a year.  In that time, she’s been working with a variety of government leaders, medical experts, celebrities and community organizations to deliver the healthy eating message. As part of ‘Let’s Move’s first anniversary […]

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Acupuncture Could Be A Girl’s Best Friend

Acupuncture popularity has spread from its origins in China centuries ago to almost every western city, with most of us having easy access to a qualified practitioner.  According to Chinese philosophy, our health is based on a complex structure of energy pathways, known as qi, through our bodies.  By inserting the specialized acupuncture needle, an […]

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Sim City Under Attack – And Not An Orange In Sight

How do you train people to work in hostile and dangerous situations? What prepares the uninitiated for terrible injuries and frightening working conditions?   In a world primed for the latest computer games and technology, it’s no surprise that our Armed Forces are benefitting from virtual reality too. Civilians may be playing at soldiers on […]

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“Cycling to work” could take on new meaning

You sit at your desk every day. The company gave you one of those nice ergonomic chairs with a comfy back rest. You do a good job and you’re conscientious in every way. Occasionally you ‘mix it up’ with a walk to the coffee machine and might even venture outside to the Deli at lunchtime. […]

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“Water, water everywhere…”

In the words of the English Poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “Water, water, everywhere Nor any drop to drink.” These words were made famous by Coleridgeʼs ʻThe Rime of the Ancient Marinerʼ and told the story of an old sailor lost at sea with his crew slowly dying of thirst. So what exactly is seawater and […]

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Look away now … this may hurt a lot!

How many of us decide not to look when we go for a blood test… afterall, looking at the needle is just going to make us feel worse, isnʼt it? And we donʼt want to go all queasy and whimper with pain do we? We tell our children to ʻlook awayʼ, and use all sorts […]

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