Carbs, nutrition, and sportspeople

“Sportsmen and women are only able to reach their peak performance level when they make healthy eating and nutrition a part of their daily training routine,” said nutritionist and former World Triathlon Champion, Hannele Steyn.

Climate change and allergies

Although scientists are sketchy on exactly how climate change will impact respiratory allergies, they say the extreme weather events of the past decade have resulted in massive changes in our climate to which biologic systems on all continents are reacting.

Probiotics and children

The term “probiotics” actually refer to a formulated mixture of living micro-organisms, which are normally resident in our gastrointestinal tract. There is considerable public, media, and scientific interest in such products in their ability to modulate intestinal inflammation and health in general.

Pain: nociceptive vs neuropathic

Pain is a sensory and emotional experience with multiple causes to which people respond in multiple and individual ways (different pain thresholds). Pain is a natural and very important function of the human body.

Record keeping and the value of the mundane

The recent judgment of the Gauteng High Court in amongst others, Viviers and MEC for Health Gauteng is unexceptionable on the facts as accepted by the Court.

New fluid replenishment for children now available

Créche Guard Restore Lolly is a unique oral nutrient solution to replenish, refuel and replace fluid loss in children and will no doubt become a welcome addition to your first aid kit at home and when traveling.

How do we finance NHI?

The proposed NHI Bill must be discussed and areas of ambiguity be clarified. But there must be constructive dialogue and rational alternatives proposed.

Oral health for tiny tots

We all know that brushing our teeth and flossing regularly is vital to healthy teeth and gums, but what about the tiny tots in our midst?

Understanding enuresis

Enuresis is a common childhood problem. Estimates suggest that 7% of boys and 3% of girls age 5 have enuresis. These numbers drop to 3% of boys and 2% of girls by age 10.

Worldwide lack of investment in breastfeeding

No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates.

COPD: a growing health issue for SA women

A range of progressive lung diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, COPD is becoming a growing risk facing South African women, yet so many women are still being misdiagnosed and not receiving the appropriate treatment.

6 ways to prevent toenail fungus

Nail fungus is more common on the toenails than the fingernails. Symptoms include yellow or brown nails, or nails that lift up from the nail bed or split or crumble. Without treatment nail fungus can worsen and make it painful to wear shoes.

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