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Where there’s smoke, there are health risks

May 31, 2019
News  

Every year on May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day by creating awareness of the deadly effects of tobacco use.

A need for women to practice self care

May 28, 2019
News  

As the world observes the International Day of Action for Women’s Health women are urged not to neglect their well-being.

Despite a cervical cancer vaccine, challenges remain

March 4, 2019
News  

Cervical cancer could be eliminated by the end of this century, thanks to a preventative vaccine. But ignorance is a major barrier to the rollout of the vaccine in South Africa, where the disease is the deadliest cancer for women.

Small changes in diet make a big difference

February 15, 2019
News  

A lot of South African adults are so physically inactive that they are at risk of getting sick as a result of not exercising.

Half of birth defects are preventable

January 31, 2019
OurHealth  

It is believed that more than half of all birth defects can be prevented or treated, despite statistics showing that birth defects are the third highest cause of early deaths in the Western Cape.

Hawkers store food in public toilets

December 10, 2018
News  

Free State – Unfulfilled promises to provide the hawkers of Thaba Nchu with proper trading stalls has resulted in people having to store their food in public toilets overnight.

World Aids Day: Still a need to increase awareness

December 1, 2018
AIDS 2018   OurHealth  

As the globe marks World Aids Day on December 1, the call has again gone out for people to join the fight against HIV and Aids, with the event being used as an opportunity to educate people and to remember those who have passed away.