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Your teeth are important in many ways. If you take care of them, they help take care of you. Besides helping you chew the right foods to help you grow, teeth have other functions. They contribute to correct pronunciation and yes, in making you look your best!
Friday, 25 May 2012 19:05

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Warning over childhood ‘screen time’
Parents need to do more to stop children spending too much time watching television or playing computer games, according to a psychologist.
Friday, 18 May 2012 12:00

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Testosterone supplements may help male weight loss
Older obese men could shift excess weight by taking testosterone supplements, suggest findings announced at the European Congress on Obesity.
Half of the Mauritian population have obesity problems and this is due to a change in lifestyle during the last decade, says Anju Gowreesunkur, nutritionist at the Ministry of Health.
The West African state of Niger is the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to Save the Children. The ranking comes in the charity’s annual index which compares conditions for mothers in 165 countries. It considers a number of factors including health, education, economic status and nutrition.
Friday, 11 May 2012 18:05

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Curry’s ability to fight cancer put to the test
A chemical found in curry is to be tested for its ability to kill bowel cancer tumours in patients. Curcumin, which is found in the spice turmeric, has been linked to a range of health benefits.
Friday, 04 May 2012 15:51

Health and security at work

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work was celebrated last Saturday 28 April. These two are important for a better productivity of the employee. In Mauritius, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) ensures the protection and health of employees. The employer has the entire responsibility to see to it that the health of his employees is protected, according to OSHA.
Two patients suffering from severe visual impairment can now breathe a sigh of relief thanks to corneal transplants performed by a specialised team led by Dr Bharati Sharma, consultant ophthalmologist.
Being cheerful may protect against heart problems, say US experts. Happy, optimistic people have a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, a Harvard School of Public Health review of more than 200 studies - reported in Psychological Bulletin - suggests.
Friday, 27 April 2012 16:22

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Early milk feeds ‘benefits premature babies’
At-risk premature babies would benefit from being given milk feeds earlier, a study has suggested. The University of Oxford study found babies were not at a higher risk of severe bowel problems if moved off IV-feeds early, as was feared.
Mauritians are known for leading a sedentary life. For this reason, the Ministry of Health has elaborated an action plan to promote physical activity.
Friday, 20 April 2012 17:49

Flu, gastro, conjunctivitis….

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Change of season brings with it communicable diseases like flu, gastroenteritis and conjunctivitis. This is why it is important to take preventive measures to avoid contracting any of these diseases. More details with Dr Veenoo Basant Rai, Director of the Medical Unit at the Ministry of Social Security and Dr Sanjay Goorah, Community Physician at Communicable Diseases Control Unit (CDCU), Ministry of Health.

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