02 August 2015
The World Heart Day was celebrated on 29 September in Mauritius and countries around the globe. World Heart Day was founded to inform people that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death.
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Friday, 04 October 2013 08:30 Written by News On Sunday
In Mauritius, the first case of AIDS was identified in October 1987. As at end of August 2013, a total of 5,682 cases of HIV/AIDS were detected, of which 1,203 were females.
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Friday, 30 August 2013 08:00 Written by News On Sunday
Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice Chancellor of University of Southampton, UK made a presentation on Health Literacy at the Burrenchobay Lecture Theatre of the University of Mauritius in Réduit last week.
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Friday, 09 August 2013 09:00 Written by Jameela Jaddoo
As part of their holiday program, the Kiddikids Activity Club found at Quatres Bornes organised a First Aid Training for the children. The training was held at Apollo Bramwell hospital, where around 22 kids aged between 5-14 years participated.
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Friday, 19 July 2013 08:00 Written by Mumtaz Soogund
Imagine it. A feast for your body: a mix of ground herbs, wrapped tightly inside a natural porous cloth, steamed and applied to the body in gentle pressing, circular and rolling movements.
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Friday, 31 May 2013 13:21 Written by Mumtaz Soogund
News on Sunday talked to Mr Roshan Puncheye, a professional hypnotherapist who explained to us how hypnotherapy (hypnosis) is a safe way of quitting tobacco addiction. Mr Puncheye has been practising Hypnotherapy since the past two and a half years.
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Long before paper was invented, the Chinese recorded their history on thin slivers of bamboo. In fact, the material was used in a multitude of ways, ranging from musical instruments to elaborate decorations, artwork, and even agricultural tools. Since bamboo was incorporated into so much of daily life, it wasn’t long before it was used as a form of creative and spiritual expression, which quickly took on ritual and healing connotations.
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As our society gets increasingly embedded with technology, our lives are growing longer, but that is not accompanied by a proportionate increase in the quality of life. Now more than ever before, it is widely acknowledged among health and nutrition professionals that fresh fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet.
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Too few people realise how important sleep is! Modern society has developed a set of well-entrenched rules that keep sleep in utmost disregard. The alarm clock is an often-used fixture in an overwhelming majority of households of the modern world. By using electric lighting, alarm clocks, sleeping pills, and shift-work, we have wreaked havoc on the process of sleep.
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Friday, 29 March 2013 12:21 Written by Yousouf Buglow
A lack of a protein in Down’s syndrome brains could be the cause of learning and memory problems, says a US study. Writing in Nature Medicine, Californian researchers found that the extra copy of chromosome 21 in people with the condition triggered the protein loss. Their study found restoring the protein in Down’s syndrome mice improved cognitive function and behaviour.
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Friday, 22 March 2013 14:54 Written by Jameela Jaddoo
Breast feeding is the most beautiful and most effective way for every mother to love and care for their child. Indeed since the creation of mankind, breast feeding is known to be, by nature, the best food for newborns. Mrs Bina Bonomaully, Breast Feeding Counsellor for nearly twenty years, knows much about the innumerable benefits it holds for both babies and mothers.
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