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Health & Wellness

Volvo Ocean Race & MSOS

The 2017-2018 13th edition of the iconic Volvo Ocean Race began on October 22nd, 7 teams lined up at the start line in Alicante to circumnavigate 45,000nm around the globe as fast as possible. Held every 3 years, pitting the world’s top sailors in Volvo Ocean 65’s against each other, …

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Gout is most commonly known as a disorder of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint of the foot. In other words, the base of the big toe where you would find another problem known as a “Bunion”. Gout is not however a bunion (though often mistaken as such) A bunion is …

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Sciatica & Treatments

Sciatica is the term used to describe a radiating pain down the back of the leg which can range from the buttock all the way to the foot. Sciatica is caused by a pinch or irritation of the nerve, most frequently at root where the nerve emerges from the spinal …

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Using Adrenaline (Epinephrine)

Adrenaline is a natural substance that occurs in the bodies of all humans, and it is also made as a medicine. Its official name was recently changed to ‘Epinephrine’ but many Doctors and other health care professionals still refer to it as ‘adrenaline’.   Everything in medicine has a benefit, …

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How to put a medical kit together

A medical kit for marine use could well contain several hundred items, and finding the right piece of equipment shouldn’t become like the proverbial pin and haystack. Organisation of the kit in to sections is the key. How the kit is so planned is really up to the skipper and …

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You are what you eat

All healthy people make time to eat real food. By that I mean the kind of food your great grandmother would have been proud to bring to the table, food that hasn’t been messed with, or added to, or enhanced, just real, honest food, that’s good for you.   “Eat …

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