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Touching A Nerve

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Sciatica seems to be on the increase, thanks to desk jobs and generally more sedentary lifestyles, writes Subashni Govender.

The Pain Of Repetitive Strain

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If we were to sustain an injury, most of us would expect it to happen while doing something active, but the most sedentary of activities – sitting at your computer day in and day out – can be just as debilitating, writes Zaza Motha.

Fit Or Fiddle?

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There’s conflicting evidence about the usefulness of fitness trackers, says Adam Oxford, but don’t abandon yours just yet.

Positive Prognosis

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UK researchers have identified a molecule that may help to fight ‘triple-negative’ breast cancer, writes Louise Ferreira.

Globesity: Weighty Worries

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Labelled ‘globesity’ by the World Health Organisation, the escalating obesity epidemic is compromising the health of millions across the world, including many South Africans, writes Penny Haw.

When Your Back Goes Out More Than You Do

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Sponsored: Back pain is a common problem – 80% of us will experience an episode at some point in our lives.

Stay Healthy On Holiday

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Sponsored: December and the annual migration down to the coast or overseas will soon be a reality for the majority of South Africans as the summer holiday shutdown begins. Most of us are vigilant about our preparations ahead of going away.

How Do You Choose A Medical Aid?

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With 83 open medical aids in South Africa, each offering a variety of plans, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you, says Lisa Witepski.

Medical Aid Waiting Periods And Late-Joiner Penalties: What. How. Why.

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Now is the time of year when people re-evaluate their existing medical cover and opt for new schemes, new plans or join a medical aid for the first time.

Healthy Heart: Understanding Angina

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If you ever experienced a sudden, sharp pain on your left side, you may have worried that you were about to have a heart attack. But it may just be angina, says Lisa Witepski.

Thinking Of Investing Your Bonus? Here’s How…

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Just received your bonus and wondering what would be the best way to get the most out of it? African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, Mellony Ramalho, highly recommends investing it.

Natural Complication

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Consumers opting for complementary and alternative medicines and supplements are spoilt for choice, writes Caryn Gootkin, but how can they be sure that what they’re buying is safe?

OTC Meds: The Codeine Connection

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Addiction doesn’t apply only to ‘hardcore’ drugs such as cocaine, heroin and crystal meth. That cough mixture or painkiller you picked up at the pharmacy can be just as addictive if it contains codeine, writes Mandy Collins.

True Grit

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At 48, football legend and South African icon Lucas Radebe has stared down many brutal trials, including a heart attack and the death of his beloved first wife. He’s still standing. Nia Magoulianiti-McGregor finds out the secret to his unflinching emotional and physical resilience.

Interview with Dr. Eduardo Barragán

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An interview was conducted with Dr. Barragán on his revolutionary findings on medication for ADHD.

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