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    Remove Skin Tan fast

    Hi all :) Im new here. I have been surfing too much and got a bad tan this weekend. I say bad because I am naturally a caramel skin tone and now I am seriously dark and only my face neck hands and feet because of the wet suit, this looks horrible Please some advice on how to get my...
  2. E

    Small gym

    Good day, anyone know of a small affordable gym in the Montana / Doornpoort area? Thank you! :)
  3. W

    CrossFit

    Anyone here been exposed to CrossFit as of yet? What are your thoughts on it? Does anyone have any objections or questions about it. If you've never heard about it - why not post a few questions here and lets get a CrossFit chat going :)
  4. LazyLion

    The MERS Virus Thread

    The global death toll from a SARS-like virus has risen to 27, the World Health Organization said Wednesday after three patients died in hard-hit Saudi Arabia and another in France. The new virus was last week renamed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS, reflecting the...
  5. LazyLion

    Man had pencil in his head for 15 years

    German doctors say a man spent 15 years with a pencil in his head following a childhood accident. Aachen University Hospital says the 24-year-old man from Afghanistan sought help in 2011 after suffering for years from headaches, constant colds and worsening vision in one eye. A scan showed...
  6. LazyLion

    KZN MEC must apologise

    Trade union Hospersa on Friday demanded an apology from KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo for shutting down two radiotherapy machines at Durban's Addington Hospital. The MEC's reasons for the move were "absurd", it said. "[We are] demanding a public apology from the KwaZulu-Natal...
  7. LazyLion

    Use More Clinics: Health Minister

    Gauteng residents should make more use of clinics to help ease a strain on hospitals in the province, health MEC Hope Papo said on Thursday. "We call on our people to make use of clinics for minor ailments and to collect chronic medication, to ease pressure on our hospitals," he said in a...
  8. LazyLion

    Burger King's halaal hurdle

    The Muslim Judicial Council will hold a "fatwa committee" meeting today in Cape Town to decide if the Burger King outlet in the city should have its halaal certificate revoked. Last week, People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) called for one of Burger King's primary shareholders, Hassen...
  9. R

    How to get fit and stay fit

    The beginning of the year took a turn for the worst.. I got Hepatitis A, landed up in hospital for a week and now am sloooooowly on the mend. Went to the physio and all that drama (due to many years of headaches) and she recommended I start gyming. Which is what I did. The thing is my diet...
  10. LazyLion

    One of the most significant Discoveries since Vitamins!

    Scientists are describing a plant compound called Salvestrols as one of the most significant breakthroughs in nutritional science since the discovery of vitamins. Salvestrols are naturally occurring compounds (phytonutrients) which fight fungi in fruit and vegetables, are essential for human...
  11. LazyLion

    Motsoaledi to fight beer plans

    A beer maker's plans to boost the sale of its product in Africa has left a sour taste in Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's mouth. Briefing the media shortly after delivering his budget vote in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Motsoaledi said he was shocked at news that breweries were...
  12. LazyLion

    R2.8M Damages for Hospital Negligence

    The High Court in Pretoria has made a R2.8 million damages award to a child whose legs were amputated because of poor medical treatment in a state hospital, it was reported on Wednesday. Six-year-old Tembisa Kometsi's legs were amputated on October 9, 2009, in the Charlotte Maxeke...
  13. LazyLion

    300,000 day-old Babies die every year in India

    More than 300,000 babies die within 24 hours of being born in India each year from infections and other preventable causes, a report said Tuesday, blaming a lack of political will and funding for the crisis. India accounts for 29 percent of all newborn deaths worldwide, according to the...
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    Dietician, Weight-loss, Gyming..

    Howzit guys, I've been trying for the last few months to drop some weight and get a bit healthier, but due to the numerous ways of weight loss and hordes of advice and opinions on the interwebs, i got a bit side tracked. I started of cutting out all carbs/sugars, which helped in me not...
  15. LazyLion

    Another Rugby Player has Joost's Disease

    Former Springbok rugby player Tinus Linee has been diagnosed with the disease suffered by former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen, it was reported on Tuesday. "He is very positive and can still wear his clothes, drive and eat. At this stage only his speech has been affected and he walks...
  16. LazyLion

    Doctor Fails to Diagnose Rib and Spinal Fractures

    A church minister has stormed out of a Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) hearing, in Pretoria, at which one of two charges against a doctor who treated him were withdrawn, it was reported on Tuesday. Reverend Andrew George, 63, of Life Enrichment Ministries on the West Rand, said on...
  17. LazyLion

    Immunisation Campaign for Joburg

    A polio and measles immunisation campaign is being launched by the city of Johannesburg and the social development department. The city said in a statement on Monday the campaign would run between April 29 and May 17 and from June 17 to 28. It would target all children below the age of...
  18. LazyLion

    Food Shortage at Pretoria Hospital: DA

    Patients at the George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa, near Pretoria, are on a restricted diet because of supply problems, the DA said on Monday. "They rarely get meat, fruit, or vegetables, and there is no sugar. Bread is often short," DA Gauteng health spokesman Jack Bloom said in...
  19. LazyLion

    Fearing Abuse, US Blocks Generic Oxycontin

    U.S. health regulators will require generic versions of the best-selling painkiller OxyContin to include recent formulation changes designed to make the pill harder to abuse. The Food and Drug Administration said late Tuesday it would not approve any generic versions of OxyContin based on the...
  20. LazyLion

    Benzine Contaminates Water Source

    The Green Scorpions are investigating a possible petrol leakage into an underground water source at Wonderboom near Pretoria, Beeld reported on Wednesday. Environmental affairs spokesman Moses Rannditsheni said on Tuesday that the underground water source formed part of the catchment of the...
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