Posts made in January, 2015

Kids Health | Nose Bleeds

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Kids Health  |  Nose Bleeds

Most nosebleeds look worse than they are. In other words, nosebleeds are messy, a little uncomfortable, and sometimes even scary, but they are usually no big deal. Kids can get nosebleeds once in a while or more often. The nosebleeds that are most common in kids usually occur near the front of the nose, on the wall separating the two sides of the nose (the septum), and usually start from just one nostril. Sometimes nosebleeds start further back in the nose, but this is rare and occurs mostly in older people or those who have high blood pressure or injuries to their nose or face. What Causes...

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Kids Health | 5 reasons girls should play sport

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Kids Health  |  5 reasons girls should play sport

Why play sports? You might say “to get exercise” and you’d be right. To have fun? That’s true, too. But there’s more. In fact, there are at least 5 more reasons. According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, girls who play sports get a lot more than just fit.       Girls who play sports do better in school. You might think that athletics will take up all your study time. But research shows that girls who play sports do better in school than those who don’t. Exercise improves learning, memory, and concentration, which can give active...

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Sun Smart | Skin Cancer

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Sun Smart  |  Skin Cancer

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is urging all South Africans to be SunSmart to reduce the high incidence of skin cancer in the country. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa with about 20 000 reported cases every year and 700 deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that between two and three million non-melanoma skin cancers and approximately 132 000 malignant melanomas occur globally every year. South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented by respecting...

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