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Month: October 2015

Is prevention better than the cure?

Is prevention better than the cure?

Healthy living is something most are seeking. Many people already exercise daily and try to eat right, and that is a great start to healthier living. When it comes to preventing and treating diseases, more action might be required, although this can be unpredictable in most cases.

Prevention is better than cure in so many cases, because there are many diseases and conditions that simply have no cure, or at least not one that is commercially viable or available. There are some more long-term diseases that don’t have a complete cure and can cause a lower quality of life because of their debilitating impact, e.g., congestive heart failure, interminable renal failure, stroke and so forth. However, these problems can be prevented and managed with the right support.

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Blue-green algae: is it a problem?

Blue-green algae: is it a problem?

Blue-green algae is the commonly used named for cyanobacteria, and a literal description due to the recognisable blue and green colouring you will notice looking at them, either through a microscope or by seeing them in large quantities, in which case they tend to form greenish flakes.

They are essentially single-celled organisms (although there are variants) commonly found in fresh water, where they float freely or colonise rocks and surfaces. They are part of the natural environment and contribute to their local ecosystems by photosynthesising and producing substances that support the food chain. They can pose a problem in water when they multiply too much, causing the water to turn green which blocks sunlight from getting to plants and creatures.

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