Archive for January, 2011
Whether you are the employee of a large corporate, an entrepreneur, a parent, a single person, a student or even a child, you should have a medical aid or at the very least a hospital plan. While it may seem like an unnecessary monthly expense, the costs incurred as the result of a hospital stay can financially cripple you. Even if you are retrenched or your salary cut down, it is imperative that you keep up with the payments of your medical aid or hospital plan.
Orthopaedic shoes have long been considered primarily for the older generation who suffer from bunions, fallen arches, swollen feet and who require additional support for the feet and ankles. But now there is a new kind of footwear that can help with these and a host of other podiatry problems. The sensation of wearing these shoes is likened to floating, similar to when you jump on a trampoline, and makes walking comfortable for even the most sensitive of persons.
The latest health news online is that McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued a statement saying that it is recalling many of its Tylenol products because they were made at a plant where production has been suspended since April 2010. It is recalling Tylenol pain relief drugs as well as some Sinutab, Sudafed PE and Benadryl. There were some articles on health news websites in 2010 saying that plant was suspended due to concerns about the procedures followed for cleaning equipment. The company says that it is voluntarily recalling these products, but they can still be used by consumers.
We all know what work stress feels like and what leads up to it – the combination of long hours, poor posture and clutter around your desk, as well as deadlines and demanding colleagues can leave even the most relaxed person feeling like they can’t cope. Well for all those people who suffer from work related stress there’s a new syndrome emerging.
It’s called irritable desk syndrome and tests for it can be done in the same way as regular work stress.
However, before you embark on one of those thrilling Kruger Park safaris, be sure to follow these health and safety safari tips, and avoid the common ailments that are all too often associated with exotic holidays.
Multiple Sclerosis affects and damages the nerve cells in the brain, leading to an endless series of pain, muscle spasms and eventual painful death. Recently in Calgary, Canada two researchers are on the winding trail of unlocking the very mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis. Millions of people across the world suffer from MS and Dr. V. Wee Yong and Dr. Smriti Agrawal discovered a molecular switch that goes by the name of Emmprin – this switch sends signals for the body to release immune cells and destroy the defensive covering that strangles the nerves and spinal cord tissue of MS sufferers.
Everybody wants a good quality of life as this is commonly associated with things like happiness, satisfaction, both personal and societal. According to a survey the countries offering the best quality of life are Malta and Zimbabwe. The latter was then ruled out due to economic inflation and political unrest.
After the quality of life survey was completed, Malta was found to be best due to its favourable tax rate, excellent quality health care, idyllic ocean views and weather, and it offers people the opportunity to join an existing Malta business, start up their own or retire from business completely. Many people feel they can have a better quality of life elsewhere in the world, and Malta is not too far from the UK so visiting relatives is quite easy.
Last year the world watched as hundreds of people contracted and died from the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. This year the flu injection has been reformulated to included strains of swine flu virus, thus immunising the body against it. However, health authorities in Poland were saddened to report the first fatality as a result of swine flu, on Monday.
Looking to find a way to stay fit at work? Why not just dance on the job all day long like this guy:
This dancing traffic cop video that was recorded and published by Rockhopper TV and it really got me thinking that this guy must be as fit as a fox from dancing all day long, under the African sun and dressed in full traffic cop attire.
Water and health go hand-in-hand, but this simple medical fact is taken for granted all too often. Those of us who have access to indoor plumbing systems, clean drinking water and reliable plumbing contractors to keep our fixtures functioning safely, often don’t realise just how privileged we are.
But why is water so important, and what happens to our health when we don’t drink enough?