By MH Staff - Posted on 18th March 2014
Dr. T.E. Holt’s short list of true life-and-death dangers.
South Africans rank among the world’s fattest people. A low-carb diet and a reasonable exercise programme, along with an understanding doctor, are your best allies.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are here to stay. What can you do? Wash your hands, use antibiotics as prescribed, and consider avoiding meat and dairy products from livestock fed antibiotic-laced chow.
The odds are one in three that you’ll lose your mental faculties. It’s not a good way to go. Your best defences: lifelong learning; avoiding alcohol abuse and head trauma; controlling your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.
If you’ve been paying attention on the roads lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of other drivers who aren’t. Drive defensively.
The state of things may improve soon, but with a 25.2 unemployment rate, you still have about one chance in four of living this very bad dream.