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Touching A Nerve

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

The Pain Of Repetitive Strain

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?

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

Positive Prognosis

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

Globesity: Weighty Worries

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

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

Stay Healthy On Holiday

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?

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.

Healthy Heart: Understanding Angina

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.

Natural Complication

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?


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Press Room

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

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.

Thinking Of Investing Your Bonus? Here’s How…

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.

Eat Well And Prolong Your Life

According to AllLife’s medical experts, malnutrition is one of the major complications of HIV/AIDS and a significant factor in advancing the disease.

Top Five Savings Tips

July was national savings month but in today’s economy saving can be tough, especially when you experience the month-end phenomenon known as “too much month at the end of your money.”

Youth Debt Crisis – A Cause For Concern

Based on these stats, the Credit Ombud office recently carried out a survey with 250 young people and confirmed there is indeed reason for concern.

Primary Healthcare

Pandemic outbreaks in emerging markets have a severe socio-economic toll.

Wisepill Technologies Develops Innovative Pill Box

New hope for TB patients with Wisepill’s “smart pill box” aimed for distribution in China, India and Africa.

Smoking: A Major Cause Of Bladder Cancer

Smoking is a major contributor to bladder cancer which affects both men and women and is often detected by blood in the urine, according to a leading South African urologist.

“Check Your Prostate From 40″ – Top SA Urologist

Men with a family history of prostate cancer should have prostate examinations from the age of 40, says a top SA urologist.

Promoting Health With Life Style Changes And Natural Medicine

In May 2017 the South African Society of Integrative Medicine is hosting the first Pan African Integrative Conference.

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