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  • Not all calories are created equal

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 3 January 2019

    Counting calories is the go-to method for anyone interested in losing weight, but science tells us that not all calories are created equal. It is the quality, and not the quantity, that counts when you’re weighing up your food options. And not just for weight loss, but for optimal energy and bodily function, too.

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  • What sleep deprivation does to your health

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 3 January 2019

    With today’s fast-paced, always-on lifestyle, it’s not surprising that we’re not getting enough sleep. In fact, sleep deprivation is one of the biggest public health crises of our time, with an estimated one-third of adults not getting enough sleep.

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  • What does a balanced diet look like on your plate?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 3 January 2019

    What is a balanced diet? And how much of each food group should make up a healthy meal? We take a look at these topics as well as the benefits of the different components that make up a balanced diet.

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  • Foodborne disease: What could you catch from your food?

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 4 October 2018

    Foodborne disease is a worldwide concern, and it can affect anyone. Defined as an infection of the gastrointestinal tract, these illnesses are caused by the ingestion of contaminated foods containing bacteria.

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  • How your depression meds affect your brain’s makeup

    Conditions

    Posted on 3 August 2018

    You may have heard that depression is caused by abnormal chemistry in the brain and that antidepressants work by altering the levels of these substances. But what does this mean? What is the chemistry behind depression?

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  • Are you having panic attacks?

    Conditions

    Posted on 3 August 2018

    If you’ve ever felt a sudden onset of extreme fear without reason– to the point where you feel you might be dying – you could be suffering from panic attacks.

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  • Infographic: How bacteria develops antibiotic resistance

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 5 July 2018

    Antibiotic resistance is what happens when bacteria that cause disease and infection no longer respond to antibiotic treatment. Here, we take a look at why and how this happens and what we can do to slow it down.

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  • Back to basics: the spinal column

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 16 October 2016

    The spinal column is comprised of 33 individual bones that work together to support your body and protect the otherwise vulnerable spinal cord from injury. We go back to basics in this spinal column infographic.

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  • Leukaemia timeline: progress in pictures

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    Posted on 8 September 2016

    This quick-glance leukaemia timeline shows the progress made in diagnosing and treating cancers that originate in the bone marrow since the first diagnosis in 1845.

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  • Dive into swimming’s many health benefits

    Exercise

    Posted on 17 August 2016

    Swimming is one of the best ways to get fit, from head to toe. Take a look at the infographic below for more on its health benefits.

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  • Temperature’s rising

    Conditions

    Posted on 29 July 2016

    The onset of a fever can often be a sign that there is an underlying problem. We take a look at what some of the conditions that can cause a fever and when a high temperature requires medical attention.

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  • Line of sight

    Home slider

    Posted on 15 July 2016

    Ever wondered how sight works? Very basically, your eyes work like this: light enters through the cornea, which bends the light rays so that they pass freely through the pupil (the opening in the centre of the iris).

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  • How your body reacts to flu

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 28 June 2016

    Have you ever wondered what the difference between a cold and the flu is, whether going out with wet hair will make you sick or how your body fights off the flu virus? We have the answers.

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  • Your digestive system

    Gastroenterology

    Posted on 24 June 2016

    We take a look at the many processes that happen to the food you eat as it moves through your digestive system.

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  • Clean hands

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 26 May 2016

    Although you may wash your hands properly and regularly, drying them also also plays a very important role in preventing the spread of bacteria.

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  • All about your blood

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 18 May 2016

    Ever wondered why your blood is red? Whether you burn calories while donating blood? Or what your blood is actually made up of? We’ve got the answers and more!

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  • How the lungs work

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 29 April 2016

    Ever wondered how your lungs work? With a total of 2 400km of airways running through both your lungs, they have a large job to do keeping you breathing and your blood oxygenated. Here’s a closer look.

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  • Beauty sleep

    Healthy Life

    Posted on 22 April 2016

    ‘I hear complaints of tiredness in more than half of my consultations,’ says Dr Antonie Rod, a specialist physician at Mediclinic Milnerton. ‘It’s one of the main reasons people visit a GP, physician or endocrinologist. Almost every form of disease can present with chronic fatigue.’ If your tiredness is prolonged, sudden or has no discernible cause, pay attention.

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  • Emergency 101

    Emergency

    Posted on 6 January 2016

    There are many conditions that aren’t serious but can also be considered emergencies. You should visit an emergency centre if a medical or surgical condition exits that will deteriorate if it’s not treated. Here are some to take note of.

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  • Pregnancy by numbers

    Pregnancy

    Posted on 6 February 2015

    Did you know home pregnancy tests are 97% accurate? Read on for more important (and interesting) facts about pregnancy.

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