Johane du Toit

Johane du Toit

Johané du Toit is the Health Writer at Longevity Magazine. She has a keen interest in medical and scientific innovations and aspires to provide the public with the latest reliable news in the fields of medicine, fitness, wellness, and science. Johane is happiest outdoors, preferably near a large body of water or in the mountains, and loves waterskiing, cooking, traveling and reading.

On Tuesday this week, the world’s first malaria vaccination was given to children in Malawi. Two more African countries – Ghana and Kenya – will start implementing the vaccine in the coming weeks, according to the World Health Organisation. In the official press release, WHO announced that this vaccine will

Breast cancer is largely considered to be a disease that only affects women – an assumption that is wholly inaccurate. While it is true that men experience it not nearly as often as women – due to the fact that men have less breast tissue, thereby lessening their risk –

If Africa is not for sissies, then the Absa Cape Epic is probably the mountain bike race that best embodies this trait. It’s all about a tough route and tough riders – after all, it is the world’s premier mountain bike race. This year, it was held from 17 –

EMS | Longevity LIVE

Look up EMS training and you’ll find it hailed by one lean and lithe celebrity after the other, including Heidi Klum, Elizabeth Hurley, and Madonna. But can you really replace your five-times-a-week, hour-long gym sessions with just 20 minutes of electronic muscle stimulation and simple resistance movements? As it turns

Old wives tales are some of the greatest and most pervasive myths that we’re told as children. I’m still not convinced that I won’t go cross-eyed if I still too closely to a tv, or that kissing a frog won’t give me warts. The beauty of these unshakable childhood anecdotes

mental resilience | Longevity LIVE

“You can’t always control what life throws at you, but you can control how you react to it.” How often have we heard this mantra? But what does it really mean to have a capacity to manage the challenges that arise in your life? Many people will tell you this

As of Thursday, specific types of breast implants – namely those with a textured or polyurethane coating – are no longer allowed in France. The ban of these implants are due to concerns that they have the potential to cause a type of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

eyecare | Longevity LIVE

No more than a few decades ago, taking care of your eyes meant nothing more than eating your carrots, going for your annual eye test to make sure everything is still functioning as it should, and vaguely believing your mother when she says you’ll get square eyes if you stare

fitness regime | Longevity LIVE

Take a deep breath, Lorraine tells herself quietly; it will all be fine. She exhales slowly and moves through the revolving doors of the gym, swipes her brand-new gym card and smiles nervously at the receptionist. Descending the steps, she tries to remember whether it is better to use heavy

On a cold and cloudy Friday morning in August, we were whisked away from Joburg’s grey, smog-covered skies and neatly deposited in a previously-hidden world near Franschhoek. Here, wellness, healthy living and holistic medicine rules the day, and this is how we spent our weekend. Yes, this was real life.