death

death | Longevity LIVE

I was intrigued by the flyer. The Death Café, it explained, was “where people gather to eat delicious cake and discuss mortality as a means to making the most of life”. Illustrating the evening’s event, titled “Mortal Monday”, was a Gary Larson cartoon of a cone-headed, cone-nosed couple, named the

smoking | Longevity LIVE

Smoking kills, as the majority of literate people are well aware. Estimates show that it causes death for nearly six million people on a global scale annually, being the leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. Additionally, it is a known risk factor for both heart disease and stroke.

obesity | Longevity LIVE

The Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA) has called for the definition and management of “obesity” to be revisited. Dr Gerda Joubert, BASA president, believes the current reliance on body mass index (BMI) as a measure to determine overweight and obesity is too narrow to accurately determine whether someone is

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“For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared and I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives, a lot was divulged in this time,” says a palliative care

urgent care | longevity live

When 29-year-old Brittany Maynard told the world of her plans to end her life as she was dying of an incurable disease, and then followed through with her tragically brave decision, her story went viral and opened up the long-debated subject of death with dignity. Have you ever wondered when

  When 29-year-old Brittany Maynard told the world of her plans to end her life as she was dying of an incurable disease, and then followed through with her tragically brave decision, her story went viral and opened up the long-debated subject of death with dignity. Have you ever wondered

Dealing with a diagnosis that will change your life is one thing, but being told there is nothing that can be done to help you is another. 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who lives in Oregan in the USA, was diagnosed with a stage-4 glioblastoma (a malignant brain tumor) in April this