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unplug | Longevity LIVE

Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers By Suze Yalof Schwartz, Debra Goldstein In the working world, taking a few minutes off to relax is about as ludicrous as it sounds. Despite this, many people use meditation as a coping mechanism. Regardless of the stigma associated

women | Longevity LIVE

With Women’s month coming to an end – and on the heels of Women’s Equality Day in the US – we thought it appropriate to honor ten exceptional women who continuously strive to ensure the health and wellness of South Africans in their respective spheres. For years, the following women

book | Longevity LIVE

Book Title: Why The Chinese Don’t Count Calories: fifteen age-old secrets that can change your life By Lorraine Clissold As opposed to taking up another fad diet, adopting the traditional Chinese attitude towards food could be the best dietary step you can take. With regards to one’s relationship towards food, many have

food | Longevity LIVE

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

book | Longevity LIVE

In this article, the Longevity team shares one of their favorite books with you. For this one, the topic of money is being discussed. Have you ever spent your salary in a couple of weeks and had nothing to show for it? While some women seem to know how to stretch every

This year on the 24th of March, the international scientific community will meet to celebrate the achievements of five remarkable women who are at the cutting edge of science. This celebration, the 18th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards, will also acknowledge fifteen promising, young, female researchers. These

Zika virus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency. This indicates the serious effect that the virus has had since its outbreak in Brazil in May and provides affected countries with new tools to fight it. The Zika virus, spread by infected mosquitoes, has affected

KardioFit’s world-first connected healthcare technology will revolutionise the way patients monitor and manage high blood pressure. South African-based KardioFit has developed a smart phone app, which works in conjunction with a highly portable Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitor to measure blood pressure, store the medical data and seamlessly connect patients with their medical

metabolism

A promising new study suggests that in the future you may be able to genetically ‘edit out’ the gene responsible for obesity. A team of researchers, lead by Harvard Medical School investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and MIT, have recently been able to explain the mechanisms fuelling the

contact lens

A new US government study, published in Aug. 21 issue of the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, finds that nearly all of the 41 Million Americans who use contact lenses admit to practicing at least one type of behaviour that can lead to eye infections. At least one third of