Growing by the day
Mouse population explodes in Australia
Rats and mice have always sought a close relationship with human beings in part because we produce food in bulk and we are somewhat messy. But not only do we leave food lying around for them, we build nice warm and secure shelters for them to live in.
This is unintentional on our part, simply a consequence of our lifestyle that rodents take full advantage of. They have featured significantly in our history in part because of their nuisance value, but more because they carry disease and parasites like fleas that can transmit another level of disease like bubonic plague and other pestilences that can result in the death of
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And does it affect one’s health?
The term “Islamophobia” is defined as “an unfounded hostility towards Islam and Muslims”, yet what is called the religion of Islam demands of its followers that they enslave or kill every non Muslim. Therefore Islamophobia is an instinctive response to survive.
There is another quote “as we think, so we become.” This means that whatever we think and whatever we believe will have some consequences. For instance, the person who thinks that they are unworthy is unlikely to become successful in life. Yet the person who believes that they are ‘right’ can be successful regardless of the cost to people around them.
Humanity today is at crisis point. In most countries there is a
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Reducing the risk of infections
Our world really is a melting pot of compounds, enzymes, bacteria’s and viruses. Some of them are beneficial and some of them are potentially harmful. We know and this knowledge is backed by the scientific evidence that when we are fit and healthy we become less susceptible to infection by any pathogen.
But building community is akin to building good health fitness which starts before birth with the parents. Assuming the parents are in good health and the living conditions are adequate, a new child gains its initial immunity from the colostrum in its mother’s milk. When a child is young there are a great many pathogens that can cause health problems.
The most common
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And the failure of antibiotics
Health authorities, doctors and medical institutions have been concerned for many years about the growing resistance of bacteria and viruses to the antibiotics that we have available.
Modern antibiotics are one of the primary tools of allopathic medicine in treating disease, but viruses and bacteria are adapting and we are unable to create new antibiotics to defeat them.
As our population grows and we live packed more tightly together, the risk of disease increases and when our immune system becomes weak, we become more susceptible to the bacteria and viruses which cause disease.
In nature we have this idea of the survival of the fittest. For example the Lions in Africa will hunt down and
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A guide for survival
We face so many challenges today, it’s simply mind-boggling to try and find any perspective. Everyone has a different opinion about what’s going on in life, especially politics, crime, poverty and what is about Muslims?
We know that life is finite and there is almost nothing that any ordinary individual can do or say that’s going to have any positive effect on the state of the world. Therefore the majority of people except that life is fate and we simply have to do the best we can to be the type of person we want to be.
Another word for fate is karma meaning ‘as you sow, so shall you reap’. The Western use of
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From unnatural causes
Some of the unnaturally deceased doctors
In his books and talks, Dr. Joel Wallach describes how doctors on average live a slightly shorter life than the average person. This is simply because the diets and lifestyles of doctors are underpar and they are not properly educated in regard to diet and the nature of being human.
However in the United States, doctors who speak up against the malpractice of pharmaceutical giants are dying from lead poisoning, drowning and other mysterious courses. The police tend to define these deaths as suicides, but to the average person reviewing the information available, these deaths are most certainly murders.
Who are these doctors?
These were doctors with considerable experience in
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The ‘new’ fear and concern for the Rio Olympics
The mosquito that spreads Zika Virus, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis and West Nile Virus.
Zika virus has headlined in the news (January 2016) and it’s being blamed for spreading Microcephaly, a birth defect occurring in thousands of newborn children particularly in Brazil. Although Zika virus is not a killer, it provokes an emotional reaction because the associated spread of Microcephaly affects our ability to reproduce.
“While zika seems to be spreading in the wild, it is also a registered – patented organism that can be purchased by almost anyone, so why has the issue of patent ownership of the Zika virus not been the object of media
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A favourite yet mildly toxic beverage
In 1934, Australian industrial chemist and inventor Thomas Mayne developed Milo and launched it at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Milo was then produced at a plant located in Smithtown, near Kempsey on the North Coast of New South Wales. The name was derived from the famous Ancient Greek athlete Milo of Crotona, after his legendary strength.
Milo soon became a favourite children’s drink in Australia and New Zealand, and we are not sure if it was developed for Nestlé or bought by them soon after it was introduced. But it has proved a winner and is widely sold around the world today.
Most people love the taste of milo, but what’s in it?
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A common infection
Threadworms are common but not usually serious
Threadworms thrive in many communities worldwide and are the most common of the parasitic worms, they are considered fairly harmless and are most commonly found in children although anyone can get infected, but they are not caused through bad hygiene.
In the USA they is known as pinworms, (genus Enterobius), in the UK as threadworm or seatworm. Threadworm is a nematode or roundworm. The medical condition associated with threadworm infestation is known as enterobiasis, or less precisely as oxyuriasis in reference to the family Oxyuridae.
The threadworm is a nematode, which are distinguishable from other helminth by their unsegmented cylindrical bodies that taper at both ends. The adult female
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Make you itch and scratch
Also known by their Latin name ‘ediculosis pubis’, crab lice are very tiny insects that infest the pubic hair and survive by feeding on human blood. These parasites are most often spread by sexual contact; but in some cases, they may be picked up through contact with infested bedding, couches, clothing and even toilet seats.
The primary symptom of infestation is itching in the pubic area and this begins 5-7 days after infestation. This may include intense itching in the genitals or anus, mild fever, feeling run-down, irritability, and the visual presence of lice or small egg sacs, which are called nits, in your pubic hair. However; like most STIs it’s possible to not
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