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How much do you really know about high blood pressure? Here's a short 'TRUE or FALSE' quiz to find out. High blood pressure is a result of your heart beating too fast. True or False? High blood pressure is caused by eating too much spicy food. True or False? High blood pressure is known as the 'silent killer' because some people don't kno
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the underlying cause of 1 in every 2 strokes and 2 in every 5 heart attacks. It is a sobering fact and yet so many people do not take high blood pressure seriously, probably because it rarely has symptoms. Without visible signs, almost half of the people who have it are completely unaware of it. Ho
Heart disease is on the rise and the statistics are alarming. According to the heart and stroke foundations of South Africa, 225 South Africans are killed by Heart disease daily. It seems an obvious thing to say but, if your heart cannot function properly your risk of having heart disease or even a stroke is significantly higher. No heart
Facts about bullying Bullying can be defined as a need to repeatedly hurt someone verbally or physically. Bullies usually resort to this behaviour as a way to feel powerful or superior to the person they are victimising.
The first thing you should know is that both men and women can suffer from breast cancer. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in white and coloured women in South Africa, and the second most common in black women. Breast cancer can be frightening, but there is good news. Firstly, breast cancer is not always fatal. There has been a subs
While most people think obesity starts in childhood, it actually begins a lot earlier. Science now shows that it begins in the womb. If a pregnant woman is obese, the chances of her child being born already overweight is high. An obese or overweight child has a much greater risk of becoming an obese adult. They are more likely to develop