South Africa

drinking | Longevity LIVE

The WHO (World Health Organization) says 283 million individuals are currently battling alcohol-use disorders and over 3 million people have died of alcohol-related diseases each year.   Its annual global status report provides a general review of alcohol consumption and harms in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (1). The report

medical cannabis | Longevity LIVE

The international Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI) is hosting a series of seminars for medical professionals, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) regulators and the future medical cannabis industry. Following a series of requests for support and guidance, ICCI will be bringing global experts to Johannesburg to address concerns of policy

stand [longevity live]

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is a fun, fitness activity that anybody can do. The activity is becoming quite popular and people of all ages are giving it a try. Workout or leisurely paddle down the creek. You get to soak up the sun and explore the beautiful scenery around you without

animal therapy | Longevity LIVE

Today, animal therapy is a globally recognized and reputable method for aiding a variety of health conditions such as depression, anxiety or even ailments such as cancer. Though it has only gained popularity over the last decade, the earliest report of it being documented is from the 18th Century. Before we get

Karoo | Longevity LIVE

Kim Bell hit the road to traverse South Africa’s great desert with a particular mission in mind: to uncover the quaintest, most novel and experiential stays in some the darling small towns of the Karoo. Our journey through the Karoo’s small towns (commonly referred to as ‘dorpies’) turned out to be

Rooibos | Longevity Live

Rooibos tea is an extremely well known South African treasure. And though it is the tea of choice for many, its benefits extend far beyond being just a beloved hot beverage. Scientists from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa are discovering it has the ability to help keep

female travel | Longevity LIVE

If you’re anything like me, travelling for work is somewhat of a regular occurrence. In fact, local business trips have become such a standard criteria for most of us. That they start to become more of a nuisance after a while than a pleasure. I’m actually one of those people who really enjoys travelling,

yellow fever

The World Health Organisation announced that the Yellow Fever outbreak, which has killed hundreds in Angola since December and is now active in 16 of the country’s 18 provinces, could be “a threat to the entire world”. This comes hot on the heels of both the Ebola crisis and the

The University of Pretoria, in partnership with the North-West University and the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa), has made a breakthrough in the field of cancer and TB diagnosis. Researchers have developed a scanner that will soon allow them to significantly speed up the diagnosis process for cancer-spread

Antibiotics were once the discovery that revolutionised medicine. They became the bedrock for the 20th century’s most important medical breakthroughs. They transformed the processes of giving birth and receiving essential surgery; from life-threatening procedures that had a 50% survival rate, into commonplace occurrences. However, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) now poses a