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Breastfeeding has been the best public health policy throughout history

Posted on Aug 3, 2020 by The Conversation

This comes at another price. Lack of breastfeeding worldwide is blamed for 800,000 childhood deaths a year...

Traumatic breastfeeding experiences are the reason we must continue to promote it

Posted on Jul 31, 2020 by The Conversation

All the pain, regret and anger that mothers feel is the reason we need to shout so loudly ...

Why we regain weight after drastic dieting

Posted on Jul 31, 2020 by The Conversation

Extreme dieting rarely ends in permanent weight loss. Here's why...

Coronavirus: household cleaning products can kill the virus – an expert on which ones to use

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by The Conversation

Household detergents can effectively get rid of COVID-19 on your surfaces and in your home. Here's how...

Is love really just a bunch of brain chemicals?

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by The Conversation

We fall in love, not wander into it. And, as you say, we fall head over heels, not ...

SA faces mass hunger if efforts to offset impact of Covid-19 are eased

Posted on Jul 27, 2020 by The Conversation

As South Africans have experienced significant shocks to their livelihoods, the threat of hunger presents a major concern ...

Does your homemade mask work? Here’s how to test it

Posted on Jul 27, 2020 by The Conversation

If a surgeon arrived at the operating theatre wearing a mask they had made that morning from a ...

Too many South Africans aren’t wearing masks or keeping their distance. This needs to change

Posted on Jul 23, 2020 by The Conversation

In countries like South Africa that face severe resource shortages, the burden of fighting COVID-19 falls heavily on ...

COVID-19 promotes innovative HIV service delivery in Cape Town

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 by The Conversation

South Africa is home to the world’s largest epidemic of HIV, a virus that attacks a person’s immune ...

How COVID-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 by The Conversation

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly across the globe, scientists expressed concern that people living with ...

A more active sex life may help delay menopause – new research

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by The Conversation

Researchers found that women who had sex at least weekly or monthly were less likely to enter into ...

How coronavirus affects the brain

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by The Conversation

There are detailed reports of brain illness emerging in people with relatively mild lung illness, in those who ...

Keto diet: Here’s why some people experience fatigue, nausea, headaches after starting it

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 by The Conversation

The ketogenic diet is based on research from the 1920s that found lowering the availability of carbohydrates made ...

How to teach young children at home without expensive material resources

Posted on Jul 17, 2020 by The Conversation

There’s a lot caregivers can do to ensure that young children keep learning...

5 Surprising benefits of a plant-based diet

Posted on Jul 17, 2020 by The Conversation

5 Health benefits of a plant based diet that aren't weight loss...

COVID-19 school closures in South Africa and their impact on children

Posted on Jul 15, 2020 by The Conversation

As we learn more about COVID-19, is it still in the best interest of the children to reopen ...

Why people don’t get emergency medical care in time: A study in South Africa

Posted on Jul 14, 2020 by The Conversation

Many medical conditions, such as serious injuries, sepsis and heart attacks, need high quality emergency care quickly – ...

Is exercise still important for weight loss? Absolutely, a doctor says

Posted on Jul 13, 2020 by The Conversation

Why you should exercise for healthy weight loss...

South Africans must be healthier for universal healthcare to succeed

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 by The Conversation

Achieving a healthy population isn’t easy for any country – rich or poor. One of the approaches that’s ...

Pressure is on to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, but corners can’t be cut

Posted on Jul 8, 2020 by The Conversation

The advent of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and the dynamics of its spread ...

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