Family Health

hygiene | Longevity LIVE

Proper, sustainable hygiene is one of the fundamentals of healthy living and ensuring that our immune systems don’t get overtaxed. By acquiring a greater awareness around the right and wrong ways to maintain optimal hygiene, you can start to incorporate habits that will contribute to this goal. We spoke to

reading | Longevity LIVE

With US paediatricians now prescribing reading with children as part of their essential care, Malini Mohana OF PRAESA speaks with local experts about the power of stories to shape children’s social, cognitive and emotional wellbeing. Storytelling is the primal way in which human beings organize and compartmentalize their experiences. We’re

caffeine | Longevity LIVE

There are plenty of foods and beverages that need to be given up once a woman conceives. The health of your baby is of paramount importance and what you ingest can affect the growth and development of the fetus. While alcohol is the beverage that’s most commonly given up, recent

mental | Longevity LIVE

World Maternal Mental Health Day, celebrated on 2 May 2018, aims to spread the awareness of mental or psychiatric disorders that are prevalent in the perinatal period (the first 1 000 days of life), to ensure access to mental health care during this vulnerable time. Maternal Mental Health shouldn’t just be thought

play | Longevity LIVE

I remember a few years ago, I was sitting with a friend of mine named Sylvia. She said something to me that day about marriage – and relationships in general – that was so profound I’ve never forgotten it: “Richard, I realized that my husband and I spent far too

health | Longevity LIVE

As a husband and a dad, I take the health of my family very seriously. We have a top medical aid, and the names and numbers of doctors and various specialists in our contact lists. And as my wife, like most of y’all, is bloody neurotic, we have a medicine

cord blood | Longevity LIVE

Umbilical cord blood research started with a foundation in blood-related diseases such as leukemia. Today, however, the use of cord-blood stem cells has extended far beyond treatments for cancer. Blood stem cell transplantation has been performed over the last fifty years and plays an important role in treating bone marrow

sugar addiction | Longevity LIVE

Addictive behavior has been observed in lab rats that were fed Oreo biscuits, and many studies have confirmed that sugar is as addictive as cocaine (including a 2013 study from Connecticut College, USA). Eating a lot of sugar and carbohydrates can produce massive spikes in blood sugar levels, causing high

exercise | Longevity LIVE

Exercise is not just good for your body; it’s good for your brain too. According to research, even a small amount of exercise, such as walking every day, can make you sharper, healthier and happier. Scientific studies show that children who are physically active get better grades, concentrate more and sleep

ADHD | Longevity LIVE

It’s 7am and Michael is on his way to work. The old lady driving the car in front of him has just let her engine stall on a turn, causing him to miss the last of the green light and costing him several crucial minutes. He experiences immediate road rage. The