2020 Questions

As we write this in late 2020, the world has changed. We have seen the coronavirus pandemic, national lock-downs, economies in free-fall, racial tensions internationally and locally, political extremism, and more. It adds up to a world in real turmoil such as most have never seen in their lifetimes. The future seems uncertain. These [...]

By |2020-09-21T07:27:59+00:00Sep 21st, 2020|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Age vs Health-Age

You can never be too rich or too slim or too young, is a saying that most of us have heard (and yes, it can be seen to contain some discriminatory notions, but let's leave that aside for now). Let's think about age just a bit: Age, or chronological-age is how long we have [...]

By |2020-08-21T13:05:08+00:00Aug 21st, 2020|Active Living, Features|0 Comments

Covid-19 and stigma

Covid-19 (the disease caused by the new coronavirus) is brand-new pandemic sweeping the world in 2020. Everyone has been affected. Many have died. More yet, will die. The world has changed and may never be quite the same again. There is anxiety, fear, sadness, uncertainty and anger. There is also stigma... What is Covid-19 [...]

By |2020-07-23T13:02:40+00:00Jul 22nd, 2020|Coping with Life, coronavirus, Features|0 Comments

An under-told healthcare success story: HPV vaccine

Cancer of the cervix is the fourth most common cancer affecting women worldwide. This is widely known and indeed, most modern women have regular PAP-tests to check for the early pre-cancerous treat-able stages of this cancer. What is less widely known is that cancer of the cervix is almost always caused by Human Papilloma [...]

By |2020-07-20T13:57:46+00:00Jul 20th, 2020|Features|0 Comments

So you want to boost your immune system?

The human body's immune system is responsible for fighting off infection and disease. It is a very complex system that involves skin, gut, blood, specialised white blood cells, antibodies, and more. Nobody wants to be sick and so we have long sought ways to strengthen our immunity. Pandemics like HIV and Covid-19 certainly highlight [...]

Making healthy habits stick

Wellness, and health to a large extent, comes down to lifestyle (strictly speaking there's also genetics, age, luck, and some other factors but since we cannot control those factors, we focus on lifestyle, which we can manage). Healthy lifestyles are all about healthy habits. Most of us have a fairly good idea of the [...]

By |2020-07-14T10:03:37+00:00Jul 14th, 2020|Active Living, Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Choose a habit, any habit…

Wellness comes down to lifestyle. Healthy lifestyles build and sustain wellness, and well people live better (with more energy, enthusiasm, productivity, happiness). It's a cycle and it's a circle. So how do we build and sustain a healthy lifestyle? Books and books have been written, an endless stream of online videos can be watched, [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:31:12+00:00Jun 30th, 2020|Active Living, Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Coronavirus (Africa)

The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world... There is worldwide concern, severe travel bans, lock-downs, states of emergency, cancelled events, panic buying, stock exchanges in decline, fears of a major economic depression, and more. The human and economic impacts are huge, and growing.The planet is in uncharted territory. It seems that most of us [...]

By |2020-09-17T08:53:21+00:00Jun 5th, 2020|coronavirus, Features|0 Comments

Covid-19 or Flu or Common cold?

So you're feeling under-the-weather and you're not sure if it's a common cold, flu (influenza) or Covid-19 (coronavirus)? Well, it's not always easy to tell because these are quite-similar illnesses in many cases, especially in the early stages and in milder cases (most cases are mild, for all three conditions). But there are some [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:32:46+00:00Jun 1st, 2020|coronavirus, Features|0 Comments

Coronavirus FAQs

The Internet is full of coronavirus content these days and we're sure you've looked at many websites, videos, etc. This page does not intend to cover every possible issue and every imaginable question, but does try to highlight some of the more important and asked-about aspects. If you would like more info please consider: [...]

By |2020-08-24T08:54:02+00:00May 19th, 2020|coronavirus, Features|0 Comments
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