Health

Some Like It Hot!

What could be a more everyday scientific instrument than a thermometer? But let’s not forget that hundreds of years ago, a thermometer – a device that can measure temperature – was a cutting-edge piece of technology. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, who was born in May 1686, was the Dutch-German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer 300 […]

By Joanna | Biology . Health . Physics
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Drunk driving – license to kill?

  Did James Bond, played by actor Daniel Craig in Skyfall, have a drink problem? Famously, legendary spy James Bond’s tipple of choice was a vodka martini “shaken not stirred”. But now a group of doctors has concluded that 007 himself was more likely to have been “shaken and slurred” while going about his business […]

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Why It May Be OK To Be A ‘Chocaholic’

Perhaps, surprisingly, counter-intuitively, it may be ok to be a chocaholic – so long as we don’t binge on inferior chocolate packed with fat and sugar.

By Joanna | Food and Drink . Health
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Time For Men To Take Their Health Seriously

OK, before we get ready to shave off our moustaches as Movember draws to a close, let’s not forget – amid all the fun and frolics – that men’s health is a serious issue.

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Everything’s Turning Pink!

In some climates, October is the month we associate with nature’s spectacular rainbow displays of reds, oranges, yellows, greens and browns as the leaves on the trees turn and begin to fall. However, for many of us, October is also the month to add another shade to our colour palette. Internationally, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness […]

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Learn CPR and Save A Life

It can happen during a friendly game of soccer, at a store or in the office: someone collapses with a cardiac arrest. Their heart has stopped….

By Joanna | Education . Health
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Running for HIV/AIDS

We've been so busy lately that we haven't had time to tell you about our involvement in the Aids Walk Atlanta & 5K Run a few weeks back. On Sunday, October 21st this great annual event was held in Atlanta to raise money for AIDS Service Organizations throughout the metro-Atlanta area.  In it's 22nd year of […]

By Joanna | Education . Health
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Stub it out in Stoptober!

  “Why should I quit?” & “How can I quit smoking cigarettes?” are the two questions answered by a UK initiative backed by Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation this month. The initiative, called ‘Stoptober’, calls on the 8 million English smokers to attempt to quit smoking during October.  By focusing a concerted […]

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