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How Can You Prevent Getting Burned?

How Can You Prevent Getting Burned?

With winter on the horizon, many families turn up the heat to keep the chills at bay. That means more coal burning fires, paraffin heaters, and electrical heating appliances. Sadly, this time of the year is a window of opportunity for burn accidents to happen and despite being preventable, an estimated 180 000 people worldwide, […]

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Worrying about abdominal pain

Worrying about abdominal pain

It is essential to know when to be concerned about abdominal pain. There are characteristics that you can identify to decide when a medical evaluation is necessary. Everyone experiences abdominal pain at some point. Some abdominal pains disappear on their own or with home remedies and interventions. Other times, the pain can be severe enough […]

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How to pack your emergency car kit

How to pack your emergency car kit

An emergency car kit is essential for all vehicles! Here, we discuss how to pack yours in the most effective way! Roadside emergencies are no laughing matter, especially if you find yourself stranded and unprepared. There are certain highways in SA where the cellular signal is intermittent, and the last petrol station was 30 kilometres […]

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How to successfully evacuate in an emergency

How to successfully evacuate in an emergency

Many emergencies can require an evacuation. Some evacuations take a day or two to prepare. Other evacuations need to happen immediately. Planning an evacuation is vital to ensure swiftness and safety under any circumstances. Safety tips as you evacuate Here are a few tips and tricks to prepare you for if you ever find yourself […]

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Staying safe during a lightning storm

Staying safe during a lightning storm

A Lightning storm is one of the most powerful weather forces to hit the earth. It can also be quite a scary experience; for kids and animals and some adults too.  The huge bolts of electricity can heat around it to a temperature five times hotter than the sun’s surface. Terrifying! That means that if […]

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Blood donation: How donating saves lives

Blood donation: How donating saves lives

Blood is a commodity that is both easily given and quickly used.  Western Cape Hospitals and clinics require about 700 units each day. You can donate one unit (475ml) every two months or 56 days to do so.  Blood cannot be artificially manufactured. Donation services, such as the Western Cape Blood Service, rely on voluntary […]

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Epilepsy facts you should know

Epilepsy facts you should know

Epilepsy is a brain disorder with varying symptoms, levels and treatments. The disorder causes repeated seizures. People with epilepsy may take medicine, have surgery, use devices to assist with the condition or follow a special diet.  Epilepsy diet The Ketogenic diet is a way to maintain and control several conditions, including epilepsy.  The most popular […]

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Gun laws in South Africa

Gun laws in South Africa

Gun laws in South Africa are strict! More South Africans have opted to own guns out of fear of being a victim of a crime such as home invasions, hijackings and muggings.  Legally owned guns aren’t written in the constitution. However, they are allowed in South Africa. There is a thorough process you will have […]

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Dehydration symptoms and warnings

Dehydration symptoms and warnings

Dehydration is the lack of water in the body and its effects on every bodily function. Drinking water, as often as possible, is essential. Humans are unable to last for more than 3 to 4 days without water. Hydration is necessary for survival. The cells in our bodies contain water. They are surrounded by water […]

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Head Injury Awareness Day

Head Injury Awareness Day

Brain and Head Injury Awareness Month takes place globally in March every year. The day is bound on empowering traumatic brain injury survivors, promoting various support services and destigmatising brain injury.  According to the South African government’s official website, head injury is a devastating condition that causes major psychosocial complications. Many suffer serious brain injuries […]

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