September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Around 80% of all child cancer cases globally occur in low and middle income countries yet fewer than a third of children are diagnosed in these countries and of those that are treated less than 20% survive.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) who recognises that traditional, complementary and alternative medicine has many benefits, has recommended that traditional medicine be integrated into the health system, as over 80 percent of people from African countries depend on Traditional Medicine.
South Africa has reported its first case of the new Covid Eris variant of the virus. Health authorities are therefore urging vulnerable and immune-compromised South Africans to get vaccinated and to continue with Covid protocols like wearing masks and sanitising.
What are parabens? Chemically speaking, paraben is the collective name for a group of closely related compounds – the parahydroxybenzoates. The “para” refers to the positions of certain parts of the molecule (it’s also where the “para” in “paracetamol” comes from). There are several different types of paraben, so you might see methylparaben, ethylparaben propylparaben, […]