Eye Care Awareness Month

Eye Care Awareness Month is commemorated from 21 September to 18 October to raise awareness about the importance of eye health, specifically around the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.

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Healthy habits that strengthen your immune system: What you need to know

Most people try to stay as healthy as possible. While you can’t control your own immune system, one can take simple steps to boost your immune system. In fact, it

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Mental Illness Stigma and Reducing its Negative Impact

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses

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The Status of Doctors – Present and Future

According to the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, South Africa is currently facing a doctor and nurse shortage due to a lack of funding. Responding in a recent parliamentary

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World Patient Safety Day

No one should be harmed in healthcare! On 17 September 2020, the World Health Organization arranges World Patient Safety Day. The theme for this year is “Health Worker Safety: A

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GERD / GORD Awareness

Dealing with the belching, burning, nausea and chest pain caused by acid reflux is no fun. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease is a condition in which contents of the stomach (gastric acid)

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World Aids/HIV Day

HIV is a virus that attacks cells in the immune system (the body’s natural defence against illness). The virus destroys a type of white blood cell in the immune system

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Sunsmart Skin Cancer Awareness Month (1 December 2020 – 31 January 2021)

It is reported that South Africa has a very high rate of skin cancer irrespective of skin colour and therefore South Africans are advised to take precautionary measures to protect

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

What is domestic violence? South Africa has one of the highest incidences of domestic violence in the world. And, sadly, domestic violence is the most common and widespread human rights

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Men’s Health Part 1

Globally, health outcomes amongst boys and men continue to be substantially worse than amongst girls and women, yet this gender-based disparity in health has received little national, regional or global acknowledgement or attention from health

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Men’s Health Part 2

It’s been 20 years since South Africa underwent the transition from apartheid to constitutional democracy and although considerable social progress has been made toward reversing the discriminatory practices that pervaded all aspects of life before 1994,

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