Health & Fitness

Destigmatise sex workers in fight against Aids, TB and GBV

The South African National Aids Council (Sanac) has spoken out against the discrimination of sex workers seeking medical care. According to the council, inequity, stigma,...

North West health department performs first surgery under NHI

North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha has expressed confidence in their systems and stated that they are prepared to serve the people in accordance...

Fear rises as flu strain hits SA just before elections

South Africans go to the polls on Wednesday in the middle of a flu strain that has raised fears that the Covid-19 could be...

KZN residents urged to conserve water as dam levels remain stable

The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on residents in KwaZulu-Natal to continue using water sparingly ahead of the winter season. This is...

Woman wins negligence case against North West health dept

A Zimbabwean woman has won her case against the North West department of health. This after claiming that healthcare professionals in the province caused...

Rising stroke prevalence has financial impact on healthcare, society

The worldwide prevalence of strokes has increased significantly, sending shockwaves throughout healthcare systems and communities around the world. A stroke is the brain’s equivalent of...

Act against aggressive marketing of tobacco products to youth

A recent study has revealed alarming marketing strategies to lure South African children and youth to smoking habits. The "Big Tobacco, Tiny Targets South Africa...

Quit smoking today for love and support new Bill for healthier...

As we celebrate love and connections this Valentine's Day, the best gift that you can give your loved ones is the gift of health....

Mental health tips for teens who are feeling overwhelmed

It’s that time of the year when end-of-year fatigue kicks in for everyone. This period is more stressful for young people with final exams...

Tips on bouncing back to working out after setbacks

A demanding job, family obligations, personal challenges, or a combination of factors may hinder one's fitness progress, says founder of Trove Wellness and Fitness...

‘Antidepressants do not always address underlying causes’

July is Mental Illness Awareness Month and the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) has emphasized that the stigma associated with mental illness (depression)...

Food to build your strength during chemotherapy

Food is important for our everyday wellbeing and when people fall sick, they need to boost their immune systems to recover speedily and properly. The...

Probiotics improve general health and wellbeing

Good health is a goal for most people. However, that can only be achieved if one constantly lives a life of purpose and self-care. Probiotics...

Lethal cancer can still be beaten if detected in earlier stages

Many lives can be saved with the right education and information about cancer, a deadly health condition that affects millions of people around the...

How to sustain your wellness goals, weigh loss in 2023

Nutritionist at Herbalife Nutrition in the UK, Dr Richard Allison, has shared ways in which people can improve their wellbeing and lose weight in...

Plan for health scares while on holiday

The 2022 academic year is over, the kids are home and the parents have planned a trip to a holiday destination of their choice...

Festive season is the best time to join the gym

The festive season is not the time to become a couch potato, but rather time to stick to commitments and do things that make...

Depression remains a silent killer in sports fraternity

Mental health remains a taboo in many communities until someone prominent, like a celebrity, passes away as a result of this health condition. The stigma...

Cuplings Foundation on mission to end period poverty

A lack of access to hygiene products for females remains a major problem in developing nations, where the impact of disposable sanitary products presents...

Ways to foster a healthy working environment to avoid burnout

Employee wellbeing is linked to all aspects of work-life, but it holds much greater significance when it comes to employee performance, and how they...

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