Beware those jelly-fish stings

If you’re going to swim in the sea, there are things you can do to avoid being stung and ensure that you have easy access to medical care.

For example, you can:

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When your blood pressure is low

Low blood pressure is a condition where the pressure in your arteries is abnormally low.
It means that the force your heart uses to pump blood around your body is lower than ideal.

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Live a normal life with asthma

As well as taking your regular asthma medication, there are simple lifestyle and self-help measures that you can take to reduce your symptoms and your risk of having an asthma attack.

If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma and you’ve been given regular preventive and reliever therapy, it’s important to use the preventive treatment every day even if you’re feeling well. Because asthma can’t be cured [...]

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Are you an over-the-limit drinker?

If you think only alcoholics and binge drinkers are putting their health at risk, think again.

Men should not regularly drink more than three to four units of alcohol a day and women should not regularly drink more than two to three units a day.

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Countdown as film festival beats the cuts

The budget may have been trimmed but “MiradasDoc”, the international documentary film festival, will still be held in Tenerife this November.

Organisers are determined to maintain the continuity of this popular event which takes place in Guia de Isora and this year celebrates its ninth edition.

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Puppy training your new arrival (Part II)

If you have a new puppy in the house, hopefully our training advice which we began in our last edition will have already helped.

Here, we talk about other issues your new arrival will face.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. I have a 2006 1.7 cdti Zafira and it’s very sluggish when I pull away or am going up a hill. The turbo cuts in at 2.5 rpm. Sometimes my foot is flat on the floor and it will slowly increase in speed. Could this be the clutch? I tow a 750kg trailer but haven’t done since last year as I’m not sure it [...]

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Weight gain might need change of habits

Weight gain occurs when you regularly eat more calories than you use through normal bodily functions and physical activity.

However, lifestyle habits that contribute to this aren’t always obvious.

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What do I have to carry in my car?

There are lots of different things that people say you have to carry in your car. Here we are going to explain what the law states should be carried.

The original law of has been modified many times. Firstly the law that was published on the 26th of January 1999 stated that the following had to be carried:

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Caring for your sick cat

Looking after a sick cat isn’t easy and neither is administering medicine. However, here are some tips to help you.

Tablets

Sometimes you can give medication in food – but check with your vet in case it is essential to give it on an empty tummy.

Choose a strong-tasting food-stuff that will either stick to a tablet (so that it does not fall out the mouth) [...]

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