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Things to consider before steaming your vagina

Posted on December 21, 2017 by Bona

Vagina steaming is an ancient practice by women of all ages. It involves squatting over herbal steam to ...

HIV/AIDS and women’s health

HIV/AIDS and women’s health (+ Get a free HIV test)

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Contributor

According to UNAIDS, South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world. The impact of HIV/AIDS on ...

Why has women's health declined since 1990

Women’s health has declined since 1990 (while men’s health has improved)

Posted on November 27, 2017 by Contributor

According to a study of health trends among women and men aged 25-34 from 1990-2014, women’s health has ...

Why does it itch down there?

Why does it itch down there?

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Contributor

According to a leading gynaecologist, there are seven possible reasons why it could itch down there…

Osteoporosis linked to air pollution

Osteoporosis linked to air pollution

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Contributor

Research has found a link between air pollution and osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of ...

What your periods reveal about your hormonal health

What your periods reveal about hormonal health

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Contributor

If you pay attention, your monthly period can give you key insights into your hormonal health...


Love your bust: How to examine your breasts

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Contributor

Whether you’re an AA or a DD, most of us don't give our breasts a thought on a day-to-day basis...


Could mammograms become a thing of the past?

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Contributor

While mammograms are the current gold standard for breast cancer detection, having dense breast tissue increases false-finding risks...

Osteoporosis: Love your bones

Osteoporosis: Love your bones to protect your future

Posted on October 19, 2017 by Contributor

Only a minority of patients at fracture risk will be diagnosed with osteoporosis, which can lead to life-threatening ...

breast cancer

Shocking wait for breast cancer treatment in public health sector

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Contributor

Did you know that breast cancer patients seeking treatment from public hospitals can wait up to 14 weeks ...

Did you know? Breastfeeding can help prevent both breast cancer and childhood cancer

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Contributor

As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) urges women to ...

Being the best to your breast and baby

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Contributor

As a mother or a mother-to-be, cancer can lead to anxious thoughts, particularly when it comes to nursing ...

How strength training benefits post-menopausal women

Posted on October 6, 2017 by Contributor

Post-menopausal women with low bone mass don’t need to be scared of trying high-intensity strength training...

Breast cancer: The importance of early detection

Posted on October 3, 2017 by Contributor

In order to understand the importance of early detection, it is vital to understand exactly what breast cancer ...

One minute of running boosts bone health in women

Posted on October 2, 2017 by Contributor

A single minute of high-intensity exercise, like running, each day is linked to better bone health in women...

Introducing the next generation of hormone free contraceptive

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Contributor

Copper Pearls, a new form of hormone free contraceptive effective for up to five years, has launched in ...

Getting back into shape after pregnancy

Posted on September 10, 2017 by Shenrina Badri

Many women just can’t wait to get back into shape after pregnancy…

Pregnancy: Why womb age matters

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Contributor

Deciding to start a family later in life could be influenced by more than just the age of ...

High heels cause deformity and injury

Posted on September 7, 2017 by Contributor

New research has shown a clear link between high heels, foot deformity, osteoarthritis and other injury...

Benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby

Posted on September 1, 2017 by Contributor

Dr Leneque X Lindeque tells us about the lesser known health benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and ...

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