Bone Marrow Cancer – What we can do to help

Myeloma is a type of cancer that affects the plasma cells in the bone marrow. As the cancer progresses, your body is not able to produce normal blood cells and your bone marrow begins to fill up with cancerous plasma cells. This can lead to anemia, bleeding problems and infections, as well as bone and…

Coping with ADHD

According to health experts, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioural conditions to kick off during childhood. However, it does not just affect children — ADHD is something that people of all ages can suffer from. However, because it is most common in children, it’s important to know how, as a…

Combatting Child Malnutrition in South Africa

One of the biggest challenges facing the public health system in South Africa is malnutrition in young children.  One in four children is stunted and many are deficient in vitamins and minerals essential to preventing disease and disability. Malnutrition is also a major contributing factor to child death. Combatting it will involve a systemic approach…