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MEDICAL NOTES MEDICAL NOTES IF you think you are being healthy by choosing a salad when you''re out, think again.

IF you think you are being healthy by choosing a salad when you''re out, think again.

A survey found a single serving can contain all our daily salt allowance of 6g.

A survey found a single serving can contain all our daily salt allowance of 6g.

Consensus Action on Salt and Health sampled 650 salads in supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and fast-food outlets and found more than three quarters ( 77 per cent) of them contained more salt than a packet of readysalted crisps. A fast-food outlets and found more than three quarters ( 77 per cent) of them contained more salt than a packet of readysalted crisps. A McDonald''s crispy chicken and bacon salad even had more salt, fat and calories in it than one of the chain''s burgers with ketchup and gherkins.

McDonald''s crispy chicken and bacon salad even had more salt, fat and calories in it than one of the chain''s burgers with ketchup and gherkins.

Victoria Taylor, senior dietitian at the British Heart Foundation, said: It''s not unreasonable to think that if you pick a salad it''s going to be a healthy choice. But this survey shows, in some cases, what you see might not always be what you get.

Victoria Taylor, senior dietitian at the British Heart Foundation, said: It''s not unreasonable to think that if you pick a salad it''s going to be a healthy choice. But this survey shows, in some cases, what you see might not always be what you get.

That''s why clear, colour-coded labelling on food packaging is important.

That''s why clear, colour-coded labelling on food packaging is important.

| THOUSANDS of children are falling ill because their parents are giving them the wrong dose of prescribed and over-the-counter | THOUSANDS of children are falling ill because their parents are giving them the wrong dose of prescribed and over-the-counter medicines.

medicines.

According to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, part of the reason could be parents are confused by different units of measurement - such as teaspoons, tablespoons and millilitres - which are used inter-changeably on labels.

According to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, part of the reason could be parents are confused by different units of measurement - such as teaspoons, tablespoons and millilitres - which are used inter-changeably on labels.

The solution? Don''t guess.

Don''t guess.

Measure the medication in millilitres, using a proper measuring device.

Measure the medication in millilitres, using a proper measuring device.

You should also record the time and dose given to your child to make sure they are not given too much or take the medication too often.

make sure they are not given too much or take the medication too often.

| A CROAKY voice can be improved by humming, say researchers.

| A CROAKY voice can be improved by humming, say researchers.

Experts at Japan''s Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine tested daily humming as a treatment for people with the voice disorder muscle tension dysphonia, which can make the voice husky, breathy or rough. Of 23 people with the condition, all but five saw their voice improve through humming therapy.

Experts at Japan''s Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine tested daily humming as a treatment for people with the voice disorder muscle tension dysphonia, which can make the voice husky, breathy or rough. Of 23 people with the condition, all but five saw their voice improve through humming therapy.

It''s believed the vibrations from humming relax the muscles around the voice box.

It''s believed the vibrations from humming relax the muscles around the voice box.

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