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Not Smoke and Mirrors: Will Legalising E-Cigs Get Kiwis off of Nicotine?

While the US cracks down on vaping, New Zealand moves to relax its e-cigarette laws. The government has unveiled their plans to legalise the sale of e-cigarettes in the country, with hopes to get people off nicotine and to achieve their goal of making NZ smoke-free by 2025. Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner has released a statement announcing the legal sale of e-cigarettes, which will come to force in...

Understanding Elderly Care and Independent Living

Nearing your retirement age, or do you have a senior family member that needs full care and attention? Nowadays, retirement facilities in Provo offer convenient living spaces for senior citizens. They have amenities to satisfy the need for independent living, assisted living, and for personal care and services. Seniors are assured to live in a friendly atmosphere and a peaceful community. The Preparation After...

Crack Babies: Cocaine Use During Pregnancy

If you want a baby, then you have to know that there are certain prescription drugs that you can’t take while you’re pregnant; this especially goes for illegal drugs. These, on their own, are bad for your body, but with a baby growing inside you, both prescribed and illegal substances can have adverse effects. What Cocaine Does to the Body It boosts the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps...

Fluffy Pain: How Your Pillows Cause Neck Pain

The pillow under your head may be a piece of comfort in your sleep, but did you know that its fluffiness can give you pain? While their purpose is to provide support for a restful night’s sleep most take it for granted and use it inappropriately so, they do more harm than good. Don’t let their softness and fluffiness fool you. Here are some of the factors that your pillows are affecting your sleep. Spine...

Helping Dyslexic Kids Reach their Full Potential

For most people, reading may seem easy and automatic. For people with dyslexia, however, this task is very complex and challenging. According to the Australian Dyslexia Association, this condition becomes evident during the early years of schooling. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Children with this condition may experience difficulties in spelling, writing and even speaking. Dyslexia is a...

3 Everyday Things You Didn’t Know are Causing Your Tiredness

You can’t always blame sleep deprivation for the lack of energy you experience regularly. Most of the time, it’s the little things you do (or don’t do) that exhaust you physically and mentally. With that, here are a few common habits that you didn’t know were bad for your energy, plus easy lifestyle tweaks that can help you bounce back from being tired all the time. Take Time off from the Gym When You’re...

Memory Complaints May Be Sign of Dementia

Sometimes, not remembering where you put your sunglasses is just an inconvenience borne of lapsed attention, but a study says when seniors often complain about misplaced belongings, you should take it seriously. The researchers suggest that self-reported concerns about memory slips are an indication of dementia. Right now, there is no absolute way to prevent it, but care provider Royal District Nursing Service...

Diabetes and Dental Care: Bridging the Sugary Connection

Facts from Diabetes Australia indicate that 280 Australians develop diabetes each day. With such a large number, it is no wonder that the organisation has declared diabetes as the “fastest growing chronic condition in Australia.” The problem with diabetes is that it serves as the root of other complications, particularly those that hamper the function of your eyes, nerves, and heart. But beyond these, diabetes...

Breathe Easily: Allergy-Proofing Your Home

For some people, medications are sometimes not enough to control allergies. Whether you’re allergic to dust mites, mould or pollen, keeping allergens under control is a necessity. While allergy proofing won’t eliminate all the allergens in your home, it can help you breathe more easily and feel better. Here are a few ways to combat allergens and create a cleaner and healthier home: Replace Thick...

Making Your Dental Practice’s Presence Known

It is unfortunate that dental health concerns are not among people’s priorities. Dental practitioners need to come up with creative ways keep patients, both old and new, to keep coming back for dental care procedures. With so many expenditures, having a dental practice can be hard. Laboratory fees, rent, staff salaries, and other additional costs may seem like a nightmare root canal. Investing in premium dental...