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SA may soon legalalise marijuana – Good or bad?

Should Marijuana be legalised

Legalise it, don’t criticise it, said late legendary reggae musician and human rights activist Peter McIntosh in his acclaimed song ‘Legalise It’. Tosh was referring to marijuana, the controversial herbal substance mostly smoked. In South Africa you may know it as weed, ganja, zol or Durban poison among others. As ...

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Is Diabetes prevention down to a simple decision?

Type 2 Diabetes is caused by poor choice and bad lifestyle

NOVEMBER is world diabetes awareness month and diabetes is now one of the most prevalent chronic medical conditions globally, is lifestyle and poor dietary choices to blame or are there other factors at play? South Africa and many other ‘3rd World’ African countries, have a substantially high level of diabetic ...

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First medical scheme drop-off of paying members in 12 years

South Africa battles health burden from both infectious and non-communicable diseases

(The beginning of the end? We called it – see this article: http://bit.ly/2dpPth2 – ED) The medical scheme industry has delivered negative growth in the number of beneficiaries‚ its first since 2004‚ the Council for Medical Schemes annual report for 2015-2016 shows. http://bit.ly/2ewHwnK South Africa had 83 medical schemes in ...

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Selling the Fear of Death

Selling the fear of death

Selling the Fear of Death Death is not a subject easily broached and too often it is tiptoed around, put off for another day until we hear radio advertisements and see billboards strategically designed to make us take a step back and think about the message.  The message however, is ...

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