Posts made in February, 2015

Game-boy back

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Game-boy back

The long hours spent gaming are taking their toll on children’s bodies Wherever you go, you see them – restaurants, the doctor’s rooms, even on the couch at home. Children sitting hunched over some new gadget, or the latest console, pounding away as they fire little birds at laughing piggies. But the time children spend playing computer games is putting their bodies under strain. Liska Thom, a physiotherapist in Durban, says that children spend long hours in a stationary position, often with poor posture. This causes an imbalance between muscles, which can’t hold the joints in place. The...

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World Cancer Day | 04 Feb 2015

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Cancer Day  |  04 Feb 2015

The 4th of February marks the International World Cancer Day and the International Childhood Cancer Day follows on the 15th of February. Cancer is the leading cause of death globally and the top killer among the non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) which are the major focus of the WHO and UN. Over 100 000 South Africans are being diagnosed with cancer annually, and more people around the world are dying from this illness than TB, Aids and malaria combined. Statistics also show that one in four people in South Africa is impacted by this illness, either as a cancer patient themselves or because...

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