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More than 5,700 masks were donated just over the past month to organisations, homes and individuals in Johannesburg by Hillbrow-based non-profit organisation, Outreach Foundation. Since the organisation was allowed to resume work during lockdown 4, it has made more than 21,500 masks. Over 9,000 masks have been donated to several…
Thursday, 06 August 2020 15:40

Children are dying because they are migrants

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COVID-19 has, unfortunately, shown us how many gaps there are in the Children’s Act of 2005, which is meant to provide all children in South Africa with basic rights. As per the South African Constitution’s Bill of Rights, section 28, all children in South Africa are entitled to several rights…
Research from around the world shows that in patients with dementia, women actually outnumber men two to one. Additionally, we know that 66% of caregivers around the world are women. Yes, professionally and for our families, women shoulder the majority of this burden, and tend to spend as much as…
Schizophrenia is a misunderstood condition, with many stigmatising the condition and assuming people living with schizophrenia are crazy. In fact, schizophrenia is a severe chronic illness and is treatable. This condition affects the brain, making it difficult for a person to separate what is real from what is not.1 In…
Talking points could include 1. High Blood Pressure and COVID-19 Early research shows that people with high blood pressure may be more likely to: Experience worse symptoms, or complications  At higher risk of dying from the infection – the risk is about twice as high as that of the overall…
The City of Cape Town has launched a campaign devised by human connections agency, HelloFCB+, to build empathy for those who have contracted COVID-19 and encourage the communities in which they live and work to stop stigmatising them. The campaign, My COVID-19 Dairy, showcases Vuyokazi Nqayi, a 35-year-old mother of…
A lack of access to primary healthcare due to financial constraints is leaving millions of South Africans vulnerable, resulting in more severe health conditions and illnesses that are only discovered once they are at crisis stage. While quality primary health care will ensure “early detection” in most cases and provide…
Testicular cancer affects mostly younger men, can often be effectively treated and may be detected early if men self-examine carefully, according to a urologist.  Dr Johan Mouton from The Urology Hospital Pretoria says the treatment of testicular cancer is one of the “big success stories in modern medicine”.  “Previously, if…
The many cancer awareness days and months throughout the year are a reminder of just how prevalent this insidious disease has become in our modern lifestyles.  There is hardly a family that has been untouched by a cancer diagnosis of a loved one or close friend during their lifetime.  There…
Thursday, 23 July 2020 17:55

Full body winter workouts from home

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Pole dance has become more mainstream since it was first awarded Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) Observer Status in 2017, but whilst it’s now considered an official sport and the community is growing, it’s still one of the lesser known forms of fitness. In terms of exercise, pole…
South Africans — and the world — are now months into “shelter at home” decrees, as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to make its devastating mark on the world. For carers of people living with dementia, isolating at home means being the primary (or sole) caregiver around the clock —…
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 10:35

ISHTA Yoga Teacher Training Module 1

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Home-Study Course Presented Live Ryan Edmonds & The ISHTA Yoga School bring you our annual ISHTA Yoga Teacher Training / Immersion course - and now for the first time, you can do the theory lectures online! This course is presented in such a way that it is suited to anyone who wants to…

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