Food / Health / Lifestyle / Nutrition / Research

Do you know what’s healthy?

The Science Expo at local schools in Grahamstown this year gave space to a range of stimulating and smart young people showcasing excellent research and learning in the science field. Eleanor Amner, a grade 7 student from Victory Primary, stood out for her keen research in debunking some of society’s nutrition myths. Amner received a silver … Continue reading

What the South African youth are dying from
Chronic illness / Diseases / Research

What the South African youth are dying from

This year, Stats SA released a report documenting the ‘Morbidity and mortality levels among the youth of South Africa”, which is part of a series of health reports aimed at better informing youth health programmes in their policy-making. The survey documented findings from 2013, and was released on 29 June 2015. The report, based on … Continue reading

Back to basics
Food / Lifestyle / Research

Back to basics

Cleopatra used milk and honey in her baths, the Geisha of ancient Japan used rice for flawless skin and turmeric was often used in India. Women of ancient times didn’t have the benefit of popping into Clicks for their beauty products- they relied on the natural ingredients around them to feel pampered. Some of these … Continue reading

Teenage pregnancy in rural communities: why is it happening?
Physical / Reproductive health / Research / Women

Teenage pregnancy in rural communities: why is it happening?

Post-grad Pharmacy student Nomsa Chemuru is currently working on a project to prevent teenage pregnancy in the rural communities of Glenmore and Dwayana. Continuing a project that started three years ago, Chemuru was tasked with developing a manual for community care workers to use in facilitating the prevention of teenage pregnancy. Using the pan-3 model, … Continue reading

Celebrate African Immunisation Week and learn about vaccines!
Diseases / Lifestyle / Research

Celebrate African Immunisation Week and learn about vaccines!

Today marks the first day of African Immunisation week.  A week dedicated to what can only be considered a standard procedure- vaccinating against diseases. Vaccinations are important, it cannot be stated enough that there is no medical reason not to vaccinate your children or avoid having vaccines yourself.  As with anything, there are risks of … Continue reading