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Fighting cancer and diabetes: A vegetarian diet will lower your nitrate intake

Earlier this year, food safety company Alvarita launched the world’s first portable nitrate and radiation detector in South Africa – GreenTest.       Taking food safety into your own hands Nitrate...
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Don’t believe your child’s baby fat will melt away with age

Four year old Lu Zhihao takes a nap at a kindergarten in Foshan, China in this file picture. Joe Tan/Reuters Violet Louise van den Berg, University...
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Why breast self-examinations are so important

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate and is the most common type of cancer among South African women. Dr Liana Roodt,...
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What is your first memory – and did it ever really happen?

‘Will I remember this?’ Shutterstock Lucy V Justice, Nottingham Trent University; Martin Conway, City, University of London, and Shazia Akhtar, University of Bradford I can remember being...
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Lymphoma: What you need to know

The lymph system is a series of lymph nodes and vessels that move lymph fluid, which contain infection-fighting white blood cells, through the body....
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A domestic family holiday that will take you off the beaten track

South Africa’s West Coast, stretching from Cape Town to Namibia, boasts varying landscapes and scenery, and a wide variety of attractions ‒ making it...
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The best things in life are free

As young parents, we often worry about our kids’ development. We want to give them the best opportunities possible, but we can end up...
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5 malaria-free game reserves for the family to visit

Planning a holiday when you have young children can be stressful. From finding a family-friendly hotel to planning activities that the whole family can...
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Why every parent needs to have a will

September is National Wills Month, so now’s a good time to understand why you need a will, especially if you have kids. Financial experts...
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Here’s why South Africa’s online shoppers keep coming back for more

Online retailing is a relatively new phenomenon and a small element of retailing in Africa. Shutterstock Mercy Mpinganjira, University of Johannesburg Online shopping is becoming ubiquitous in...