Health & Fitness

Sudden deaths due to epilepsy double in SA

South Africa has seen a doubling in sudden deaths due to epilepsy since 2004, says Neurological Association of South Africa president Dr Patty Francis. The...

Ten health checks women should prioritize

This Women’s Month, women are encouraged to make their health a priority. Nicole Jennings, spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics, said even though you may feel healthy,...

Virgin Active launches book to keep kids healthy and active

Virgin Active has come to the rescue of busy parents by launching a book to keep the children healthy. Together with its network of experts,...

Life-saving tips every parent should know

Most parents do not think of life-threatening situations their children may find themselves in. Parents should be prepared on how they would respond should...

How to keep a healthy brain and body at work

During the moth of July the focus of wellness is feeling good in the workplace. Given that a healthy body and brain enable you to...

‘Silent killer’ can be prevented and treated

Nearly half of men and women in the country suffer from high blood pressure. Though it is stigmatised as an adult disease, statistics include...

Pedalling a new gospel in townships

Cycling is regarded as a lifestyle sport in the townships, but there may be perceptions it is not worth pursuing as a professional career. This...

Three cases of foot-and-mouth disease confirmed in Free State

Foot-and-mouth disease outbreak has hit two farming towns in Free State. On Wednesday the province's MEC for agriculture and rural development, Thembeni Nxangisa, informed farmers,...

Innovator tackles insulin challenges

With diabetes and breast cancer joining malaria as diseases that have taken a heavy toll on Africa, 37-year-old scientist Dr Bathabile Ramalapa is hard...

Men’s health month puts focus on prostate cancer

June is national men's health month to encourage men to seek medical advice, especially around prostrate cancer, which is said to affect one in...

Relying on prescription medication can easily become a drug addiction

Popping pain killers everyday may be an indication that you have a drug addiction. While many people become addicted to recreational drugs, it is also...

Prepare for more of Khabonina’s yoga and twerk experiences

In an era that has quickly grown to become very fast-paced, finding a hobby or extracurricular activities that are stimulating and healthy for the...

Children’s mental health a crisis in South Africa

The South African Society of Psychiatrists Almost (SASOP) reports during Child Protection Week that one in seven children have a treatable mental health condition...

Saving lives through lung cancer awareness on World No Tobacco Day

Tuesday marks World No Tobacco Day, which aims to create awareness on the use of tobacco directly or indirectly. Dr Kgothatso Motumi, head of public...

Today marks National Bipolar Awareness Day

The National Bipolar Awareness Day on Thursday shines the spotlight on the serious mental health problem affecting adolescents and adults. The South African Depression and...

Raise a cup this International Tea Day

International Tea Day on May 21 (today) is a highlight on every tea lover’s calendar. This does not matter where in the world they...

Middle-aged men experience andropause, similar to menopause

If you are a man experiencing hot flushes, poor sexual function and cold sweats, you could be experiencing male menopause. Yes, male menopause exists. Some...

Miss Teen World SA finalist on mission to promote positive mental...

Miss Teen World South Africa finalist 2022 and Miss Teen International South Africa finalist 2022 Keleabetswe Dingoko is all about promoting positive mental health...

World Hypertension Day: Your choices determine your lifestyle

World Hypertension Day is celebrated on Tuesday under the theme Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer. There is still a low awareness...

I’ve always been a tea lover, says Mohale on joining popular...

Mohale Motaung has a fetish for tea. And having become Laager's brand ambassador for their Rooibos tea, he said it is more than just securing...

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