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South Africa

Mental & Emotional Health
August 14, 2015

Why being South African could make you mentally ill

South Africa: high crime rates; 25% unemployment rate (2015); a high disparity between the rich and the poor. There’s no doubt that South Africans experience different types of trauma on a daily basis, and now we have a study as proof. (more…)
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General knowledge
June 16, 2015

Do you remember these South African classics?

We love thinking about our childhood, especially all the good times. Today is Youth Day and to help celebrate the day, we thought it would be a great time to see you can remember a few things from your youth. Take our quiz and see home many of these South African classics you can recall.  (more…)
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Pregnancy
June 12, 2015

A brand new penis, but does it work? – Absolutely

A couple of months ago we brought you the story of the first penile transplant and asked the question, “But does it work?” And the answer is: absolutely. (more…)
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Surgery
March 13, 2015

A brand new penis, but does it work?

No, it’s not science fiction! In December 2014, a 21-year-old South African man, who remains anonymous, woke up with a fully-functioning, new penis. (Well, not entirely new, as it was a transplant from a generous donor.) (more…)
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Infections
September 11, 2014

South African national suspected Ebola case

The Ebola outbreak raging through the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has just become more personal for South Africa. According to a news story run by Reuters, Nigerian health authorities are holding a South African national for Ebola testing. (more…)
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Infections
July 31, 2014

Should we worry about EBOLA?

Somehow Ebola doesn’t seem real. With symptoms like internal and external bleeding, often from the nose, eyes, or mouth, it sounds more like a scary illness you expect to see in a Hollywood blockbuster such as “Contagion”. But Ebola is real, and the current death toll stands at 672, with a total of reported cases numbering 1203. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
May 4, 2014

SA’s duathlon gets a makeover

South Africa's longest running duathlon series is getting a makeover! The immensely popular South African Duathlon Series, proudly sponsored by DSM and Momentum Health, combines the best of mountain biking and trail running, and will be re-launched in 2014 as the Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Series. (more…)
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Food & nutritionRecipes
April 12, 2014

Traditional South African recipes with less salt

On the latest episode of the Hello Doctor show we took a look at traditional South African recipes that contain less salt than usual recipes, but are still delicious! (more…)
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General knowledge
December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

President Jacob Zuma has announced that the former President Nelson Mandela passed away peacefully at 8:30pm on Thursday evening in the company of his family. “Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed,” said the President in a live address to the nation. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss". (more…)
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