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Coronavirus | Longevity LIVE

On the 31st of January, the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus a global health emergency. Since that declaration, there have been a number of developments surrounding the disease. While there are pieces that provide a simplified round of and reports of the virus, this article is set to highlight

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

malaria | Longevity LIVE

Today marks an important year for the global malaria community as World Malaria Day is commemorated today. While it is a day to celebrate the strides made to conquer the disease, malaria-combatting organizations, governments, and key funders also take stock of what is needed to see the end of this

depression | Longevity LIVE

Depression affects millions of people worldwide. It can be severely disabling, impacting general health and wellbeing, and performance at work and school. Like other mental illnesses, depression can have a profound effect on social life. In fact, one in two people suffering from mental illness say they have lost friends

hygiene | Longevity LIVE

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual campaign, SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands, could not be more relevant than it is to South Africans following the recent Listeria outbreak, which claimed over 180 lives since December 2017. The importance of hygiene must be emphasized in all communities – all year round. Click

disability

Some of us see being single as an opportunity to sleep in the middle of the bed, eat food without having it stolen and go out without having to ask permission. Like Nick Jonas sang, “there’s one thing I love more than being with you and that’s no ties, no drama

brain worry| Longevity LIVE

It’s no secret that if you want to keep your mind sharp, it’s worth making some time to workout. Yes, exercise won’t only give you a sexy body. It’ll help get you a sexy brain as well. In fact in one study done at the University of British Columbia, researchers found that regular