In Good Shape – How sunlight and heat affect our health
11 January 2023 | 7:24 am
Our planet has been getting hotter for decades due to climate change. UV levels are also on the rise. How do sunlight and heat affect our bodies? And how can we protect ourselves? This week's In good shape has the answers.
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An adult would be allowed to carry 20 to 30 grams of cannabis for their own consumption, details of the plan show. However, the legislative process could be a long one.
Natural methods of cleaning the teeth and mouth have existed for years in Africa. Although modern method of oral health is gaining prominence, rural communities still rely on toothbrushes made from trees while using substances like salt and ash. But how safe are these substances for cleaning the teeth and mouth?
People often need a mental health diagnosis to access ongoing therapy. Some psychiatrists and psychologists say the requirement is pushing them to pathologize normal distress or diagnose stigmatized conditions too early.
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