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December 2017

A well stocked first aid kit is an absolute essential in any home , motor car , leisure craft or workshop . We can either supply you with the items listed above or we can get you the prescribed OCSA minimum factory or office first aid kits .
I find that the container that is supplied  is rather expensive , so a sturdy  small suitcase painted white with a green cross affixed will be more than adequate and will comply with all legislative regulations and requirements !
Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide: study
By AFP(Daily Maverick)
Nearly six percent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 -- some 800,000 cases -- were caused by diabetes and excess weight, according to a study published Tuesday..
Among the 12 types of cancer examined, the percentage of cases chalked up to these factors was as high as a third, researchers reported in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, a leading medical journal.
Cancers stemming from diabetes and obesity combined was almost twice as common among women than men, they found.
And of the two cancer-causing agents, being overweight or obese -- above 25 on the body-mass index, or BMI -- was responsible for twice as many cancers as diabetes.These conditions, in reality, are often found together, as obesity is itself a leading risk factor for diabetes."While obesity has been associated with cancer for some time, the link between diabetes and cancer has only been established quite recently," said lead author Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, a clinical research fellow at Imperial College London's Faculty of Medicine."Our study shows that diabetes -- either on its own or combined with being overweight -- is responsible for hundreds of thousands of cancer cases each year across the world."
A surge in both conditions over the last four decades has made the tally significantly worse, the study showed.The global increase in diabetes between 1980 and 2002 accounted for a quarter of the 800,000 cases, while the obesity epidemic over the same period resulted in an additional 30 percent of cases.On current trends, the share of cancers attributable to the two conditions will increase by 30 percent for women and 20 percent for men in less than 20 years, the researchers warned."In the past, smoking was by far the major risk factor for cancer, but now healthcare professionals should also be aware that patients who have diabetes or are overweight also have an increased risk," Pearson-Stuttard, said.For men, obesity and diabetes accounted for a more than 40 percent of liver cancers, while for women they were responsible for a third of uterine cancers, and nearly as many cases of breast cancer.The threshold for obesity is a BMI -- one's weight in kilos divided by one's height (in centimetres) squared -- of 30.Persons with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered to be overweight. DM
STAFF NEWS
Our goods receiving lady Pelo Tshoba has taken a weeks leave over  the Pension payout time . Nicolette Clark has taken over her responsibilities while she is away . She will return refreshed I am sure .
Meanwhile her relief has taken to the stock car circuit . \Nicolette has acquired a stock car ( little Golf ) with a very loud engine that goes like the clappers . Far be it a bash and bang affair there are strict rules that have to be followed. No bashing on purpose is allowed , so I don’t know how it gets in Stutterheim so exciting for spectators . As kids in Cape Town we used to go to the Goodwood Stock Car track and check out the action . In fact when I was in Round Table , we hosted ,  as part of one of our Carnivals ,  a newly graded  stock car racing circuit  and cars from East London  ,  which attracted a large following of visitors to the Carnival .   Great fun !
So in closing , may I take this opportunity to wish you all a blessed Christmas and a most prosperous 2018 . May it be all that you wish for yourself , and lets not forget those less privileged than ourselves ! Cheers ,
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