• Insomnia in children

    Children (1 to 12 years)

    Posted on 6 February 2017

    A GP explains it’s the lack of sleep-encouraging behaviour, rather than an underlying disease, that usually causes insomnia in children. The good news? Knowing this makes it easier to treat.

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  • Managing PCOS, a syndrome on the increase


    Posted on 6 January 2017

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is becoming more common in South Africa and globally, affecting as many as one in 10 women. Women are experiencing irregular periods, sub-fertility and miscarriage, excess facial hair and fatigue, weight gain and abdominal pain – to name a few PCOS symptoms.

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  • Less alcohol equals better health


    Posted on 6 January 2017

    Many of us make New Year’s resolutions. If one of yours is to give up alcohol, then good for you! Here’s why it’s the one resolution you really should stick to.

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  • Diabetes: a growing problem


    Posted on 31 October 2016

    The incidence of type 2 diabetes is on the rise, says Dr Jacques van Staden, a GP at Mediclinic George who specialises in diabetes. It is also striking people earlier on in their lives as they lead sedentary lifestyles and follow diets laden with starch. But there are ways that we can stop this epidemic in its tracks.

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  • Hypothyroidism can be treated: get tested


    Posted on 20 October 2016

    Have you gained weight and feel tired all the time? Do you seem to feel the cold more than most and do you feel down a lot of the time? If you answer yes to all or some of these questions, you may have hypothyroidism, which means your thyroid gland is underactive.

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  • Seven ways to improve your lifestyle


    Posted on 22 April 2014

    Follow these seven tips to live a healthy lifestyle.

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  • Choose your portion with caution


    Posted on 20 November 2013

    Control your portion sizes of food for a healthier lifestyle.

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  • The low-down on cancer


    Posted on 10 August 2012

    Some causes of cancer include genetics. Some people are born with the lack of a cancer suppressor gene, or with genetic material that leads to an increased division of cells.

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