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prevention

Defences faltering? - 5 Warning signs that your body’s defences are down
Healthy Lifestyle
April 7, 2021

5 Warning signs that your body’s defences are down

As we trade our t-shirts for sweaters and our shades for scarfs, we are all bracing for another chilly winter. You may also be reaching for those vitamins and smoothies to boost your immunity. Say yes to cosy evenings. Say no to colds and flu. However, while we are all informed that we need to ‘boost our immune system’ and ‘get vaccinated’, each person is different. How do you even know if your immune system needs a boost? Can you measure how strong your body’s defences are? Some of us may have such a weak immunity that we are constantly…
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Mental & Emotional HealthStress
January 21, 2021

Beat your stress before it beats you

With so much still unknown about COVID and what might be on the cards for 2021, it’s a good time to start putting strategies in place to “future proof” your health. Given the role of stress on your health, learning to manage it is essential in improving your overall well-being.
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Cancer & lymphoma
October 11, 2020

8 Things you need to know about breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Month and there’s pink wherever you look! While there are lifestyle changes that can lower your chances of getting breast cancer, the real message is simple: early detection is often the difference between life and death, and awareness is everything.
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Women's Health
October 7, 2020

The best way to prepare for your breast exam

In South Africa, one in 29 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that the earlier it’s detected, the greater your chances of survival. This is why regular breast exams are essential for your health and peace of mind.
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Cancer & lymphoma
October 7, 2020

Guys, did you know you can also get breast cancer?

Breast cancer in men accounts for only 1% of all breast cancers, and it’s 100 times more common in women. While the stats are obviously favourable towards men, they’re by no means off the hook.
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Cancer & lymphoma
September 28, 2020

Checking your breasts? Here’s how to do it!

Statistics show that women over the age of 50 are more likely to develop breast cancer, but that doesn’t mean younger women aren’t at risk. It’s recommended that women check their breasts every month. Here's how.
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Skin
September 10, 2020

Can beauty products cause cancer?

There’s a booming beauty industry out there producing thousands of different and new products that promise to make sure you look as young as possible. But can your face cream be filled with cancer-causing chemicals? Here are a few dark secrets about beauty products.
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