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Corona virus – “in-your-car” testing in Midstream

The first reported cases of the Covid-19 (Corona) virus understandably brought about a measure of anxiety and also concerns – especially from residents who either returned recently from Europe or had contact with family who returned from there. Whilst the Covid-19 virus in many ways has symptoms similar to flu, it is a lot more […]

Cholestrol

This article originally posted at: http://www.heartfoundation.co.za/cholesterol/ What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a soft, fatty substance in the blood which plays an important role in cell membranes, to manufacture many hormones and bile for digestion. Most of the cholesterol in the body is manufactured in the liver and then transported by the blood to the rest […]

A Day of Rest: 12 Scientific Reasons It Works

Originally posted on inc.com Most major religions call for a day of rest. It’s been getting harder and harder to take that day fully with people chained to their devices and constantly online. Now science supports this claim about the power of a day of rest. Here are 12 scientific reasons a regular rest time every week, […]

11 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Originally posted on healthline.com Take care of your teeth Achieving healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care. Even if you’ve been told that you have nice teeth, it’s crucial to take the right steps every day to take care of them and prevent problems. This involves getting the right oral care products, as well as […]

Burnout has been officially recognised by the WHO – here’s how South Africans are struggling with it

28 May 2019 on businesstech.co.za The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially recognised burnout as a medical diagnosis. The condition now appears in the organisation’s International Classification of Diseases, or the ICD-11, in the section on problems related to employment or unemployment. “Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not […]

A guide to seasonal flu for seniors

Published originally on aging.com When fall rolls around, the weather begins changes, you start to get in the holiday spirit, and… almost everyone gets sick? This isn’t a coincidence. The colder weather coincides with the beginning of flu season—a time when people being diagnosed with the flu occurs more frequently than normal rates. While the […]

Mom-to-be’s flu can harm her unborn baby

Published 1 March 2019 0n health24.com Research shows that a baby runs the risk of being born preterm and underweight, if a mom-to-be’s flu goes untreated. Pregnant women who get a flu shot protect not only themselves, but also their developing baby, health officials report. When a mom-to-be gets the flu, she can be so sick she […]

Govt to introduce warning labels on junk food

Updated 22 February 2019 by Kerry Cullinan on health24.com The Chief Director of Nutrition in the Department of Health says that government hopes to soon introduce regulations about front-of-pack warning labels for food high in salt, sugar and fat. Packaged food that is high in salt, sugar and fat may soon have to carry warning […]

A Doctor’s 20 Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

24 December 2018 by Talek Nantes – on travelswithtalek.com I’m frequently asked if I have any tips for staying healthy while traveling.  Since I am not a health professional, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview Dr. William Spangler,* global medical director at AIG Travel.  The good doctor has a wealth of […]