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6 tips to eco-friendly cooking in Winter

With the arrival of Winter, many of us will be changing the type of meals we prepare, with both the weather and the seasonality...

If my measles shot was years ago, am I still protected? 5 questions answered

As the measles outbreaks spread, many people are growing concerned. New York City declared a public health emergency and mandated vaccinations in four ZIP...

How linking cash grants to care empowers parents & makes children happier

Cash transfers, otherwise known as social grants, are growing in popularity in low- and middle-income countries. Their main goal is to reduce the poverty...

No one really knows the long-term effects of vaping

Today is World No Tobacco Day, so we thought we’d take a look at vaping, which has been hailed as the answer for smokers....

We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found

South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%....

How easy access to alcohol, & adverts, affect women in South Africa

Public health research suggests that concerns about alcohol advertising and accessibility warrant strong regulatory action. Alcohol is a major contributor to the global burden of...

5 things to consider before you hire a tutor for your child

Private tutoring is a growing business, with people spending hundreds of billions of dollars. But is it worth it? And how does a person...

What you need to know about signing up to a medical aid

Deciding on the right medical aid can be extremely confusing. Not only are there more benefit options that you can shake a stick at,...

How to make reading fun – and part of life beyond the school room

The love of reading is one of the greatest gifts an adult can give to a child. Pragmatically, reading proficiently helps with school work....

Be prepared for preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a serious disease related to high blood pressure that can strike fast . It can happen to any pregnant woman during the...