Here’s what you need to know about menopausal hormone therapy and cancer risk

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 by The Conversation

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy a dangerous cancer risk? Here's what you need to know.

Here’s how other SA women feel about being the primary breadwinners for their families

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 by The Conversation

Nearly 38% of households in South Africa are headed by women. They largely – or solely – support ...

Fake sanitisers in SA could have deadly consequences: What needs to be done

Posted on Oct 21, 2020 by The Conversation

Concern has been growing about safety issues related to hand sanitisers – in South Africa as well as ...

Millions of face masks are being thrown away during COVID-19. Here’s how to choose the best one for the planet

Posted on Oct 19, 2020 by The Conversation

Masks may help stop the spread of the coronavirus. But according to one estimate, if everyone in the ...

Why do women gain weight during menopause?

Posted on Oct 16, 2020 by The Conversation

During menopause, hormonal changes can affect the way fat is distributed in the body, but ageing is more ...

Resistance training: here’s why it’s so effective for weight loss

Posted on Oct 15, 2020 by The Conversation

Unlike endurance exercises, evidence shows resistance training not only has beneficial effects on reducing body fat, it also ...

Why many South African mothers give up breastfeeding their babies so soon

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 by The Conversation

Globally, numerous policies and programmes have been put in place to promote and support breastfeeding. South Africa has ...

Paediatricians seeing a growing demand for medical cannabis for kids

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 by The Conversation

Only four per cent of paediatricians said they had authorized medical cannabis for one of their child patients...

The real problem with sharing pics of your kids online

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 by The Conversation

For centuries, people have recorded daily minutiae in diaries and scrapbooks. Products like baby books explicitly invite parents ...

Breast cancer: Men get it too – Here are the symptoms & treatments

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 by The Conversation

Men also have breast tissue, but usually much smaller amounts than women, and it is exposed to much ...

When can we expect a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to be released?

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 by The Conversation

What have the early Phase 1 and 2 studies in humans shown? Overall, vaccination has triggered a more ...

Here’s why we crave food even when we’re not hungry

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 by The Conversation

Eating is much more than just responding to a biological need, here's why you might want to eat ...

What causes breast cancer? Sorting fact from fiction

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 by The Conversation

what do women believe causes breast cancer? And what scientific support is there for these beliefs?

From energy levels to metabolism: Understanding your menstrual cycle can be key to achieving exercise goals

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 by The Conversation

We know different phases of the menstrual cycle, due to the fluctuation of hormones, can affect metabolism and ...

Food vs exercise: What makes the biggest difference in weight loss?

Posted on Sep 24, 2020 by The Conversation

Searching for the best way to lose weight? Should the emphasis be on diet, or can the solution ...

A brief history of chocolate – and some of its surprising health benefits

Posted on Sep 24, 2020 by The Conversation

Chocolate has a history almost as rich as it's taste. How did the worlds favourite treat go from ...

Access to toilets could help significantly reduce sexual violence in SA

Posted on Sep 23, 2020 by The Conversation

Researchers found that women who use shared toilets were at a 45% increased risk of sexual violence compared ...

Activated charcoal doesn’t detox the body – four reasons you should avoid it

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 by The Conversation

Although consuming activated charcoal may seem like a harmless health trend, there are several reasons you should avoid ...

SKIMS: Kim Kardashian’s new range of maternity shapewear could exacerbate body image issues for pregnant women

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 by The Conversation

Shapewear during pregnancy? While Kim Kardashian-West insists that her range of maternity SKIMS are support wear and not ...

Calories or macros: Nutritionist explains which works best for weight loss or building muscle

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 by The Conversation

While reducing calorie intake is a proven way to reduce your weight, there’s no shortage of diets promising ...

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