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April 25, 2019

One would assume that living in sunny South Africa would mean that we all get the necessary boost of daily sunshine to ensure that our vitamin D levels are optimized. Unfortunately, research tells us otherwise. A study in the South African Medical Journal indicates tha...

April 4, 2019

It is no secret that smoking kills. In fact tobacco smoke contains a deadly combination of over 7 000 chemicals that increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and many types of life threatening cancers. So why aren’t people quitting?

Global research indicates that the...

January 31, 2019

Why is Childhood Obesity Considered a Health Problem?

Photo source:https://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/fat-shaming-children-gain-weight-article-1.3646278 

1. Children with obesity can be bullied and teased more than their normal weight peers. They are also more...

January 16, 2019

According to the World Heart Federation, more South Africans are dying from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases than ever before and unhealthy diets are one of the main culprits. The South African Heart and Stroke Foundation claims that unhealthy di...

October 3, 2018

“Without intervention, about 70 percent of those with prediabetes eventually develop diabetes.”

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014.

According to the Centre for Diabetes and Endocronolgy in Johannesburg, there are over 3.5 million, diagnosed patien...

September 3, 2018

Smoking restricts oxygen-rich blood from reaching your heart and lungs, which is essential during exercise. Smoking creates carbon monoxide in your blood, which restricts your body from transporting oxygen to these essential organs. Carbon monoxide stiffens your arteri...