Johane van den Berg
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
“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).
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
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.
Meatless Mondays will soon be observed by 1.1 million kids all over the Big Apple. Starting this 2019 – 2020 school year, all schools in New York City will be implementing this practice on the first day of the new week in a move towards improved health and sustainability for
Immunotherapy has done much to change the results of cancer, but up to now, it has only be effective in treating certain cancers such as lung and bladder, as well as melanoma. Recently, however, a combination of an immunotherapy drug called atezolizumab and chemotherapy (nab-paclitazel) was approved by the FDA for
If we were to pinpoint one area on earth responsible for supplying us with the most of today’s superfoods, it would probably be Central and Southern America. Not only have the inhabitants of these been consuming items such as quinoa, chia seeds, acai berries and cocao for centuries before the
Polluted air is the cause of death for 7 million people on a yearly basis and costs approximately US$5.11 trillion in welfare costs on a global scale, according to the World Health Organisation. That is because polluted air has a direct influence on diseases such as stroke, lung cancer and