In January this year, Neill Diamond made the announcement that he would be retiring from touring as result of a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. He would still be writing and recording music, he said, but his live performances would need to end. Other well-known individuals who have had their lives
The deadly source of listeriosis – which has been plaguing South Africa since January this year – has finally been found in Polokwane. On Sunday, Doctor Aaron Motsoaledi, the Minister of Health, along with the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced that an Enterprise Foods facility is responsible for
The science of DNA has found another area where it can impact the way the healthcare system works. In December last year there was a severe malaria outbreak in South Africa, specifically in provinces such as Limpopo and Mpumalanga, where cases of cerebral malaria were reported. The South Africa National
According to the UN, by 2050, the number of over 60’s is expected to double – however, when examining the cause of this, scientists are beginning to realize that diet and exercise are not the only factors. A person’s social life may be playing a more important role than anyone initially thought.
Food is a necessity that we can’t live without. It gives us energy and it’s even capable of lifting our moods. However, food also has the capability to be a huge source of environmental waste. 14 million people in South Africa go hungry every night while 10 million tons of
On Sunday 4 February, people across the globe will be celebrating World Cancer Day in order to raise awareness of the millions of people world-wide who face unequal access to cancer detection, treatment, and care services. This disease has recently been recognized by The World Health Organization (WHO) as the leading cause of
Here are the most prominent medical breakthroughs that took place at the end of 2017, from man-made human blood to an artificial pancreas. 1. Scientists remove HIV from animals A study published in the journal Molecular Therapy has revealed that scientists are finally closer to finding a permanent cure for
The Longevity team shares their favorite new books with you in this article. This one features Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig. What is food freedom?” you may ask. This concept refers to giving up your obsession with calorie counting, nutrition restriction and the scales. It means understanding the impact
Just for you! We have compiled 100 simple ways to be healthy and how you can change small things that lead to big results. Before long, you’ll find that these habits start to accumulate, and these changes can stick. In no time, you’ll wake up and discover that you’re leading
Most of us don’t think about our kidneys unless they signal distress through a dull backache. We know they are good liquid filters, but why should we pay attention to them? “The kidneys are crucial to overall health,” explains Kalsey Visser, registered dietician from Alex Royal Dietetics in Cape Town.