Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol Poisoning

Many people take the opportunity to celebrate to the extreme, consuming large amounts of alcohol and getting enormously drunk. While students on campus, or colleagues at a bar, might find this kind of behaviour humorous and fun, consuming large amounts of alcohol can...
Seatbelt Legislation

Seatbelt Legislation

Helivac is extremely passionate about educating people on the realization that seatbelts are a necessity. Car seats, and child restraints are just as if not more important.  Are you aware of the new legislation that is now in place? Make sure you read and share this. ...
Understanding Ovulation

Understanding Ovulation

Understanding your menstrual cycle can improve your chances of getting pregnant. Having knowledge about the different phases of your hormone cycle can also help you to identify if something is wrong and to seek help early. The First Phase Doctors always mark the start...
Antidepressants

Antidepressants

Antidepressants All of us feel sad sometimes, but the sensation usually passes after a while. However, people with depression may need to take medication – known as antidepressants – to help the sad, depressive feelings go away. How Antidepressants Work Most...
Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D Not much is known about Vitamin D although recent research has shown promising results for its ability to build stronger bones and protect against certain diseases and even treat mild depression. Vitamin D is produced by our skin’s reaction to...
Allergies

Allergies

What is an allergy? An allergy refers to an exaggerated reaction by your immune system in response to exposure to certain foreign substances. The response is exaggerated because these foreign substances are usually seen by the body as harmless and nonallergic...
What You Eat Affects How You Sleep

What You Eat Affects How You Sleep

What You Eat Affects How You Sleep Insomnia and frequent waking during the night can leave you exhausted and frustrated. What you eat shortly before bedtime can affect how you sleep at night. Below are some tips on what to eat and what not to eat in order to get a...
Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Woman seem to be more in tune with their bodies and aware of the various scans and check-ups needed to detect the early signs of harmful illness. This is in contrast with most men who are not as used to being checked on a regular basis for what could...
All about Earwax

All about Earwax

 All about Earwax Earwax is not something that most of us pay much attention to. In fact most of us spend very little time thinking about our ears at all, although they are a very important part of the body. Usually the only time we pay them much attention is when...
Sepsis

Sepsis

What is Sepsis? Sepsis, also known as septicemia, is an extreme response to an infection. Your body sends a flood of chemicals into your bloodstream to fight the threat. This causes widespread inflammation which, over time, can slow blood flow and damage your organs....
ECG

ECG

ECG Heart disease is one of the main causes of death in the world at present. One way to pick up a possible problem with your heart is on an ECG. An exercise electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for changes in your heart while you exercise. Sometimes...
Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention

Drowning prevention It is summer time and we all enjoy a swim in a pool or relaxing with friends in the jacuzzi. While these summer pass-times are fun, they also need to be safe. Young children can drown in swimming pools, hot tubs and jacuzzi’s very quickly. We...

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