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SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS) – PROTECTING YOUR NEWBORN BABY

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  What is SIDS? Commonly referred to as ‘cot or crib death’ or in medical terms Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  SIDS is the commonest cause of death in infants between one week and one year of age. It occurs in all countries and socio-economic groups. The prevalence of SIDS in South Africa is about 3.7 per 1000 live births.  In these cases death may indeed have been totally sudden and unexpected, but more often there have been prior symptoms which could have been recognised by the mother or caretaker. Who are at risk of SIDS According to the Safe Sleep...

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Parasym Device Used in Long-COVID Study Shown to Reverse Long-COVID Symptoms

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Parasym recently partnered with the Human Waves Clinic and Laboratory of Neurophysiology & Movement Biomechanics at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.  The study analyzes the impact of Parasym’s targeted neuromodulation on the symptoms of Long-COVID.  Could Parasym be an effective treatment for Long-COVID symptoms?

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What to know about your child’s vital signs

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Vital signs provide you with important information about how well the heart, lungs, and other important organs are functioning. They include measurements such as heart rate and blood oxygen levels.

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SHORTNESS OF BREATH - OTHERWISE KNOWN AS DYSPNEA

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Suffering from constant shortness of breath? Let’s talk about what could be the cause and how it can be treated. Feeling breathless may be acute, lasting just a few days or less. Other times, it is chronic, lasting longer than three to six months. In most instances shortness of breath is due to heart or lung conditions. 

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THE OPTIMAL AMOUNT OF SLEEP - IS IT 7 HOURS?

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What is an optimal amount of sleep – latest studies show that for adults the optimal is 7 hours. "Getting a good night's sleep is important for all stages of life, but particularly as we age," - co-author Barbara Sahakian, FMedSci, DSc, a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, said in a press release. Recent study by Nature Aging, shows that among the ages of 38 to 73, getting seven hours of sleep each night results in optimal cognitive and mental health functionality. That is if you do it consistently – so every third night isn’t...

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