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Gestational diabetes is a specific type of diabetes that occurs in pregnancy. Once you’ve had gestational diabetes, your risk of having it again in your next pregnancy is higher. So too is your lifetime chance of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The good news is taking steps such as...
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Let’s face it, exercise can be a big ask when it’s frosty outside and all you want to do is snuggle up on the coach with a cup of hot chocolate and your favourite series on Netflix. Add a baby bump and you’re basically asking the impossible. But, having...
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The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type...
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As a paediatrician, I am disturbed by the new terms being used in reference to young children. These include such things as digital dementia, tech fatigue and blue light damage. While I fully understand that digital media is here to stay and is a necessary part of a modern...
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It’s been eight years since I last rode the Telkom Cycle Challenge. Two things excited me: The idea of a backwards route (man, it was tough!) and of finally taking the initiative of doing the race for charity. After a lot of back and forth over which charity to...
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