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Work on your marriage

PEOPLE may look on with an eye of envy at people married for decades, wondering why they can't have a marriage like that, too. Read More

How do pandemics end?
WHEN will the pandemic end?All these months in, with more than 37 million COVID-19 cases and more than one million deaths globally, you may be wondering, with increasing exasperation, how long this will continue.... Read More

Safe sex or RISKY ROMANCE?
YOUNG adults — contrary to how they are sometimes portrayed in the media — tend to make highly rational decisions when it comes to selecting potential romantic partners, a study has found.... Read More

COVID-19 lockdown silver lining
LOCKDOWNS initiated to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in China and Europe at the beginning of the pandemic improved air quality, averting tens of thousands of deaths in regions where air pollution has a significant impact on mortality, a new study...... Read More

EU regulator green-lights first injectable HIV drug

Sunday, October, 18 2020    

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) — The EU's medicines regulator last Friday gave the green light for the first injectable treatment for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, which could change the lives of millions of people. Read More

As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads

Sunday, October, 18 2020    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — US health officials are pushing Americans to get vaccinated against the flu to help prevent hospitals already busy battling COVID-19 from being overwhelmed this winter, but false claims are threatening their... Read More

NHF beneficiaries utilise app to fill prescriptions amid COVID

Sunday, October, 11 2020    

A farmer who lives in the deep-rural community of Banga Ridge in the hills of Portland, started using the National Health Fund (NHF) Quick Prescript (QP) app to fill prescriptions in March. Read More

Older adults in the US using cannabis to treat common health problems

Sunday, October, 11 2020    

WITH growing interest in its potential health benefits and new legislation favouring legalisation in more states in the US, cannabis use is becoming more common among older adults. Read More

Golden rule on marriage

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, October, 11 2020    

WHO doesn't like to be treated with dignity and respect, especially in marriage?Couples value when their thoughts and feelings are cherished by their partner. But how often do we hear, “I am going to give him a taste of his own medicine”? Read More

Prescription mouthwash

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 11 2020    

IF you have been prescribed chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash, chances are your dentist has told you that you have a mild form of gum disease called gingivitis. Read More

Yoga, meditation help reduce chronic pain

Sunday, October, 11 2020    

A mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course was found to benefit patients with chronic pain and depression, leading to significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood and functional capacity. Read More

Tips to help manage PCOS

Dr Gabriella Diaz | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

You may have seen the term polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) recently, as September is recognised as the month for raising awareness about the condition. But what is it?  Read More

Trump is taking the latest in COVID-19 treatments

BY WILLIAM PETRI & JEFFREY M STUREK University of Virginia | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

WITH 74-year-old US President Donald Trump and 50-year-old first lady Melania Trump testing positive for the novel coronavirus, what are the best proven treatments for them and other patients? Read More

Inject some love

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

A child devoid of love will grow loveless and broken. In turn, mates that love less will break in marriage.How can partners cement their relationship in love — one of, if not the greatest quality of all?  Read More

Pregnant? Here's how your nutritional needs will change

Sunday, September, 27 2020    

THE consequences of a woman's food choices does not only affect her health, but that of future generations as well. Also, prior to pregnancy, a woman has the unique opportunity to prepare herself physically, mentally and emotionally for the many changes that will... Read More


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