Saturday, 18 November 2017

More children hurt in road accidents in first half of 2017

A total of 132 children aged 12 and below were injured in road traffic accidents in the first half of this year, up from 128 in the same period last year.

"We can avoid and prevent needless tragedies, and more can be done to educate and instil road safety habits in young children," said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education Faishal Ibrahim.

Associate Professor Faishal noted that children are vulnerable as they may not understand the dangers present on the road, and their size makes them less visible to motorists.


Getting a dog may save your life, especially if you are single

Older people who live alone are 33% less likely to die over the next 12 years if they have a dog, according to a Swedish study of more than 3.4 million elderly people.

The biggest impact is in heart disease, the world's greatest killer, with owning Britain's favourite pet reducing early deaths rates by a staggering 36%, the research adds.

Researchers believe canine pets also help to lower loneliness, which has been described as 'akin to a chronic long-term condition' and linked to disorders including heart disease and dementia.

As well as offering companionship and boosting non-human interactions, dogs also encourage their owners to exercise via walks as well as strenghten humans' gut bacteria, which has previously been linked to a stronger immune system and maintaining a healthy weight.


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Dangers of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary emblolism

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is blood clot that develops within a deep vein, usually in the leg.

If the clot travels to the lungs and becomes lodged there, it becomes pulmonary embolism, and is exceedingly dangerous if left alone.

Source: ST