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When losing weight just isn’t the answer

Posted on Sep 9, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Here are 3 things you need to know before you lose weight for your health...

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Lessons from a diabetes clinic in Malawi: Why everyone should follow a healthy diet

Posted on Aug 27, 2020 by The Conversation

Although the cause of diabetes is not well understood, it’s linked to a combination of environmental and genetic ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Being pre-diabetic increases your risk of heart disease

Posted on Jul 19, 2020 by Watch This

Being pre-diabetic is reversible however research has shown that ignoring the condition increases your risk of heart disease...


How to drink responsibly if you are diabetic

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 by PRESS

According to the World Health Organisation, the average South African consumes 11 litres of alcohol in a year ...

Air pollution and temperature: bad for your heart and blood vessels

Posted on Jun 19, 2020 by The Conversation

The rising temperatures that come with climate change present a global health challenge. There is scientific evidence that ...

President Ramaphosa condemns ‘surge’ in gender-based violence during Level 3

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 by

President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a "surge in murders of women and children", after the body of a ...

WATCH: Royal Agricultural showground transformed into field hospital in KZN

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 by

The Royal Agricultural showground in Pietermaritzburg has undergone a transformation and has now been launched as a Covid-19 ...

A healthy diet and strong immune system could be your best defence against COVID-19

Posted on Jun 12, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Diet and lifestyle choices are another precaution we can take to bolster our body’s fighting chance against contracting ...

16 Schools closed as 98 WC teachers test positive for Covid-19

Posted on Jun 12, 2020 by

Ninety-eight teachers in the Western Cape have contracted Covid-19, the province's head of the education department Brian Schreuder ...

Covid-19 patient disappears from Nelson Mandela Bay quarantine site

Posted on Jun 12, 2020 by

A security guard has been suspended after a Covid-19-positive patient disappeared from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium's quarantine ...

Cape Town mulls mass burials, prepares cemeteries

Posted on Jun 11, 2020 by ANA Newswire

“Our goal is simple – to afford bereaved families and friends the opportunity to give their loved ones ...

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Breaking the stigma around Multiple Sclerosis with knowledge

Posted on Jun 8, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

What you need to know about Multiple Sclerosis and how you can help a loved one living with ...

How to care for your chronically ill child

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Bona

When your child has a chronic illness, you become the primary caregiver. And, knowing what to do can ...

FULL SPEECH: Ramaphosa outlines how life in Level 3 lockdown will look

Posted on May 25, 2020 by The Citizen

Government is relaxing restrictions on everything from drinking to exercise and the hours we are allowed to be ...

COVID-19 linked to strokes in middle-aged people

COVID-19 linked to strokes in middle-aged people

Posted on Apr 29, 2020 by PRESS

Reports of COVID-19 related strokes in middle-aged people make it all the more important to know the stroke ...

Connie Ferguson opens up about her chronic depression

Posted on Apr 9, 2020 by Lily Rose

“This is the first time in two years that I haven’t been on antidepressants,” reveals Connie…

2 Elderly Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers with coronavirus die in Japan

Posted on Feb 21, 2020 by ANA Newswire

Two elderly passengers taken off the Diamond Princess cruise ship because they were infected with a new virus ...

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