Category Archives: health

Fart free: Why good digestion is essential | Rachel van der Gugten | TEDxTauranga

We all do it, but do we all know that flatulence is actually a warning sign of what’s going on in our bellies? Rachael’s research is joining others in showing that a diet too heavily reliant on carbohydrates causes an … Continue reading

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Member Voices: Debbie Hawker

“The local members of our team were amazing! They had been working for months during the epidemic and had international staff come and go but they welcomed us with open arms.” This month, with World Humanitarian Day marked on 19th … Continue reading

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World Breastfeeding Week

SABC Digital News Published on 5 Aug 2014 The 1st until the 7th of August is World Breastfeeding week! This year’s theme is breastfeeding: A winning Goal -For Life. It asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion … Continue reading

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The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

NOTE FROM TED: Please consult with a mental health professional and do not look to this talk for medical advice as the intersection of mental health and nutrition is still an emerging field of study. We’ve flagged this talk for … Continue reading

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How does your body process medicine? – Céline Valéry

Have you ever wondered what happens to a painkiller, like ibuprofen, after you swallow it? Medicine that slides down your throat can help treat a headache, a sore back, or a throbbing sprained ankle. But how does it get where … Continue reading

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How blood pressure works – Wilfred Manzano

TED-Ed Published on 23 Jul 2015 View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-blood-p… If you lined up all the blood vessels in your body, they’d be 60 thousand miles long. And every day, they carry the equivalent of over two thousand gallons of … Continue reading

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Cuba is home to 2,000 people who have lived for over a century, a trend that is puzzling experts

People point to the family-oriented culture of Cubans as a possible answer to a trend that has puzzled experts, some of whom doubt the accuracy of the country’s centenarian population.[…] Source: Cuba is home to 2,000 people who have lived … Continue reading

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Farm-like indoor microbiota may protect children from asthma also in urban homes – ScienceBlog.com

A child’s risk of developing asthma is the smaller the more the microbiota of the child’s home resembles that of a farm house. This was shown by a study conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) that … Continue reading

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This Bra Screens for Breast Cancer

Great Big Story Published on 12 Jun 2019 When you catch breast cancer early, you have a 95 percent survival rate. But many women under the age of 40 don’t have mammograms because of the cumulative effects of radiation. That’s … Continue reading

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First Time Donating Blood (Giving Blood UK)

Cormac Wilson Published on 19 Nov 2018 Today is a very big & important day as it’s my first time donating blood! I have never given blood before, no blood tests or big needles, only the small ones for vaccines … Continue reading

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