Ask the doctor: Lice and arthritis

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.

Dear doctor, how do I deal with a recurrent ingrown toenail?

Ask the doctor: Lice and arthritis
Ask the doctor: Lice and arthritis

Ask the doctor: Lice and arthritis

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.

What you need to know about conjunctivitis

What you need to know about conjunctivitis

In both children and adults, conjunctivitis can cause inflammation in the cornea that can affect vision.
Salt is bad for you: but how it affects your body is still frontier science

Salt is bad for you: but how it affects your body is still frontier science

South Africa needs to continue public awareness campaigns to reduce excessive salt intake to protect cardiovascular health.
Your relatives could indicate your chance of getting Alzheimer’s

Your relatives could indicate your chance of getting Alzheimer’s

The chances of getting dementia are dramatically increased if your grandparents and cousins had it.
Bacteria may be behind your inability to lose weight

Bacteria may be behind your inability to lose weight

The efficiency of some strains of gut bacteria can actually be a hindrance when it comes time to lose weight.
Breastfeeding vs formula feeding: Which is better?

Breastfeeding vs formula feeding: Which is better?

Breast milk has some amazing benefits including unblocking the nose, soothing skin irritation and alleviating teething.
The Daredevil Run: When men wear Speedos for cancer awareness

The Daredevil Run: When men wear Speedos for cancer awareness

It is estimated that about one in nine white men are likely to be affected by prostate cancer in SA.
How to exercise on a budget

How to exercise on a budget

A great tool that can be used for cardio on a budget is exercise videos that you can use at home.
Ask the doctor: Piles and balding

Ask the doctor: Piles and balding

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.
Everything you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome

Everything you need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome

Some chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, increase your risk of nerve damage, including damage to your median nerve.
New study shows vaping is lethal

New study shows vaping is lethal

Even when smoking is factored into risk factors, vaping is still found to dramatically increase the chances of coronary diseases and depression.
5 sleep hacks for a good night’s sleep

5 sleep hacks for a good night’s sleep

A great sleeping pattern in the early months of the year could be the best habit you can develop for a more effective balance in your life.
Tinder leads to an increase in abortions – UK minister

Tinder leads to an increase in abortions – UK minister

The so-called ‘Tinder Generation’ is leading to increased abortion rates in the UK in those above 30.
Man cured of HIV with controversial treatment

Man cured of HIV with controversial treatment

A London man has become only the second to be cured of HIV with a questionable stem cell treatment.
C-section vs natural birth: Which is better?

C-section vs natural birth: Which is better?

Medical practitioners need to lead their patients in the right direction, while keeping in mind the health of the mother and baby.
How to choose the right fitness tracker for you

How to choose the right fitness tracker for you

At the end of the day, it depends on your goals and budget to acquire the most suitable fitness device for you.
Hepatitis: The silent killer

Hepatitis: The silent killer

Screening healthy people for hepatitis B is important because the virus can damage the liver before causing signs and symptoms.
Watching too much TV can lead to dementia

Watching too much TV can lead to dementia

Studies have concluded that television can be damaging for those over the age of 50.
New study says marriage length could be determined by genes

New study says marriage length could be determined by genes

‘This study shows that how we feel in our close relationships is influenced by more than just our shared experiences,’ says a professor.
How to stress less and be more productive every day

How to stress less and be more productive every day

Stress does not automatically mean you are being productive.
Ritual: The 30-minute gym for busy people

Ritual: The 30-minute gym for busy people

This is a fantastic solution for anyone who wants an efficient workout that doesn’t require them to spend more than an hour in the gym.
Ask the doctor: Hair loss and vegan proteins

Ask the doctor: Hair loss and vegan proteins

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.
Keep an eye out for glaucoma

Keep an eye out for glaucoma

Glaucoma cannot be prevented, but if you diagnose and treat it early, you can control the disease.
6 warning signs your favourite health product may be a scam

6 warning signs your favourite health product may be a scam

When it comes to your health, don’t necessarily take everything at face value.
The Victorian food trend that could help you lose weight

The Victorian food trend that could help you lose weight

Mindful eating promotes the consumption of smaller portions and fewer calories.
Heavy smoking could damage your vision

Heavy smoking could damage your vision

The group of heavy smokers had a reduced ability to discriminate between contrasts and colours when compared to the non-smokers.

 

 

 

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