Family Health

child | Longevity LIVE

A new study from Sweden found that social benefits often ease the financial burdens experienced by the parents of children recently diagnosed with cancer, but mothers experienced persistently lower income after benefits diminished. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that additional

Social | Longevity LIVE

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.

Taking your pet with you while you go about town and complete your daily tasks may not quite be the norm yet, but this dynamic may soon change. Studies show that having your pet with you when you’re out can be beneficial to your health. To The Office Should you

Older persons who follow the Mediterranean diet may have a lower risk of developing frailty later in their lives, according to the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Those who live on a diet composed mainly of plant-based foods – fresh, nutrient-filled foods – are likely to live longer and

Turkish Aegean

Throughout the year, you invested in a lot of effort, time and energy in your health – now isn’t the time to let all that go to waste. The overall vacation atmosphere tends to relax people, and they become more likely to give themselves free passes to just be lazy

hair| Longevity LIVE

Contrary to what some may believe, ponytail headache syndrome is not some obscure neurosis. The condition is a recognised medical condition. Wearing a tight ponytail would normally cause no discomfort, but in migraine sufferers who have developed a highly sensitive scalp, wearing a tight ponytail can cause discomfort and pain.

white smile | Longevity LIVE

From an early age we are taught that good oral hygiene is important to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. But what few people know is that regular dental check-ups could reveal much more than just problems relating to teeth, explains Maretha Smit, CEO of the South African Dental Association.

blue zones | Longevity LIVE

Statistics South Africa released the latest data on national mortality this week, revealing that South Africa’s mortality rate is the lowest that it has been in over a decade. 6.5% less deaths occurred in 2013 in comparison with 2012, this is indicated in the drop from 491 100 recorded deaths

sugar | Longevity Live

Professor Hugh Patterton, head researcher at Stellenbosch University, and his team recently released an eye-opening study on the contaminants in South Africa’s drinking water. They found 34 pharmaceuticals and pesticides present in the water, which have never before been identified – the professor refers to these as Contaminants of Immerging

Farming for the future

By: Angus McIntosh There is no empowerment without knowledge (a point completely missed by our government, resulting in disastrous, so-called empowerment deals). Knowledge comes through education. Knowledge is power. On the theme of knowledge, it was an immense privilege to attend a conference in Amsterdam in June, called Celebrating Soil.