May 06

How does an mRNA vaccine work?

With vaccines being rolled out across the world there has been a lot of talk about a new type of vaccine, the so-called mRNA vaccine. Two were developed by Moderna and Pfizer respectively and new versions are in the pipeline for the new strains of COVID-19 that have surfaced. What... read more →
May 06

Why paediatric oral care is so important

By Dr Martie Conradie, MBChB (UP), Diploma in Child Health (SA), Diploma in HIV Management (SA) No baby or toddler will take responsibility for their dental health, even adults struggle. But this article might give you an interesting view on paediatric oral care, or maybe it will give you the... read more →
May 06

Healthier brownies

Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Yield: 16 brownies Ingredients: Brownies: ¼ cup oat flour - Finely ground regular oats until it resembles a flour-like texture ¼ cup cocoa powder ¼ tsp salt ½ cup bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped (roughly 100g) 2 tbsp canola oil ½ cup granulated... read more →
May 06

Blood in the urine – Haematuria

Haematuria is the medical term for blood in the urine and it is typically described as being either microscopic or gross haematuria. Gross is a term used by pathologists to indicate something macroscopic, meaning it is visible without the use of a microscope (visible to the naked eye.) This usually... read more →
Apr 14

Wholewheat Hot Cross Buns

Easter is here, and personally, I don’t know of anything better than the smell of homemade hot cross buns during this time. There is just something about these soft spicy treats that makes you feel right at home! We adapted this recipe slightly to still get the satisfaction of a... read more →
Apr 14

Nurturing your relationship with food during Easter

It is that time of the year again - Easter eggs, hot cross buns, and home-cooked meals. A time to spend with loved ones and celebrate the meaning behind this special time. Food plays an important part in this holiday, which for some can be an exciting time, and for... read more →
Apr 14


For most of us epilepsy is not something we have to deal with every day. Yet, epilepsy is a lot more common than you might think. Although it is not something most people would encounter every day, the chances of you having come across epilepsy, experienced a seizure either first-hand... read more →
Apr 14

Menopause – What you need to know

Menopause is something that all women will eventually face as they age, some sooner than others.  It can be a scary and uncertain time for many and will take some adjustment. It is important that we know what symptoms and changes our bodies go through during this time so that... read more →
Apr 14

Healthspan vs lifespan: extending your vitality

By Dr Martie Conradie, MBChB (UP), Diploma in Child Health (SA), Diploma in HIV Management (SA) Which is more important to you – living for as long as possible in any condition or being healthy for as long as possible? It is a question often asked now that the improvements... read more →
Mar 09

Knowledge about the 7 stages of grief

When you lose someone you love, it’s extremely hard to imagine life without them. The loss reaches deep into your heart and mind and can almost consume you. Every loss comes with pain and there will be many adjustments that will have to be made. Knowing about the 7 stages of... read more →

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