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COVID 19 VACCINES

Prevention is better than cure.  The global COVID-19 pandemic has no easy cure, resulting in more than two million deaths around the world.  With no dedicated cure in sight, scientists had to find ways to prevent people being affected by the highly...

COVID 19 IN SMOKERS

The medical condition Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which primarily targets the epithelial cells, lining the surface of the respiratory passageways and lungs, where it causes viral...

COVID 19 AFFECTS PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY

Towards the end of 2019, the appearance of the highly contagious novel virus SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China, with the capability of very efficient person-to-person transmission, has resulted in the greatest world-wide public health pandemic of the twenty-first...

Omega 3 essential fatty acid

The three macronutrients that we need in our diets are protein, carbohydrates, and fat.  During digestion, enzymes in the gut break down the most plentiful fat in our diet, triglycerides, into fatty acids and a molecule called glycerol.  Once absorbed these...

BREAST MILK

The first few weeks of breastfeeding are an amazing period of bonding time for mother and baby.  Just as amazing is the essential composition of nutrients contained in breast milk – the most complete food imaginable, cleverly adapting to the needs of the growing...

SUGAR ADDICTION

Less intense than cocaine and heroin, but nonetheless addictive for some people, sugar activates the same region in the brain that makes you experience a high and feelings of pleasure.  Like using hard drugs, bingeing on sugar blunts the “pleasure” response over...

FATTY LIVER DISEASE

Besides the unique human brain, the liver is the next most complex organ in the human body.  The liver is a workhorse and is involved in a magnitude of functions, such as the processing of nutrients from all we ingest;  converting them into fuel, storing...

STRESS SERIES 5 : STRESS IN EARLY LIFE

The body’s natural response to a stressful situation is to increase the heart rate and blood pressure, by initially releasing adrenalin to prime the body for immediate action, followed by the release of the stress hormone cortisol.  A highly stressful event...

STRESS SERIES 4 – STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE

Stress is not a disease, but prolonged exposure to intensive work-related pressure can reduce effectiveness at work, and affect people’s physical and psychological health.   Research has shown that the work environment is a major - and in many cases the...

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