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Using Pesticides Can Have Negative Health Implications

Insects, diseases, and other pests are well-known to cause serious human health problems and to decimate food crops. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks can transmit serious diseases to humans, such as malaria, bubonic plaque, and Lyme disease. Aphids, beetles, borers, root maggots, slugs, and white flies can devastate home gardens, and lawns are commonly destroyed by […]

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Here’s Why Everyone Needs to Learn CPR

CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is one of those skills you never know when you might need. And once you learn it, you could be able to help more than you can probably understand. Everyone around you will feel safer knowing that they are in safe hands if they collapse. Knowing CPR can literally mean life […]

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5 Reasons You Must Be First Aid Trained

It is true that it may not actually be the most positive or nicest of thoughts to have, but there is no escaping the fact that accidents and injuries can and do happen in places of work more often than you may actually think. For example, during the period of 2015 to 2016 there were […]

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Reasons Occupational Health And Safety Training Is More Important Now Than Ever

When it comes to workplace health and safety, being able to assess a safety risk and implement policies accordingly ensures a better working environment for all. Performing unfamiliar tasks in the workplace can become hazardous, leading to increased risk. In fact, a recent Canadian study found that “only 1 out of 5 new workers receives […]

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Essential Health and Safety Tips for the Work Place

Health and safety provides subject matter for plenty of jokes, but it’s actually crucial to the effective management of any workplace. In the very simplest of terms, nobody wants to be responsible for anybody being hurt on their premises. Quite apart from the distress it causes, it can lead to reputational and financial damage. Fortunately, […]

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What To Look For In a Doctor

Finding the perfect doctor is something that you should always strive to do.  Since your doctor is the person whose hands hold the key to your well-being it’s important to choose one that is the perfect fit for your and your lifestyle. If you don’t trust and like your doctor then you are setting yourself […]

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Mobile phones – health hazard or harmless?

According to recent figures, there are now more than 42 million smartphone users in the UK, with over 93% of adults owning or using a mobile phone. 61% of British adults have a smartphone. By 2020, more than 5.4 billion people worldwide will have a mobile phone. It’s safe to say that mobile phone technology […]

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Seven Epic Health and Safety Fails

Health and safety doesn’t have the best reputation. It is generally associated with a tedious lecture you’re forced to endure whenever you start a new job. Rules and regulations differ from company to company so while it might seem like a waste of time, health and safety could ultimately keep you from harm. To illustrate […]

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Toilet Etiquette – What not to do when you’re in the loo

Far from being ‘restrooms’, shared toilets, whether in a public space, in a restaurant or a workplace environment, can be treacherous places. Sure, we all need to go and answer nature’s call, but wouldn’t it be nice if everyone had the same idea of what’s just plain good behaviour when it comes to communal lavatorial […]

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Health System Secrets

4 Shocking Facts about the Health System every Patient Should Know

Being booked into a hospital for treatment or tests is often an unpleasant experience despite the usually excellent efforts of the staff responsible for your care. What most people might not realize, however, is the risk which they are taking when booking into hospital, a risk which is exacerbated by the systems and procedures in […]

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