It’s a debate that has been raging for years, or rather decades. Should young infants and children be immunised or left to fend off diseases on their own? We look at some common myths and arguments from the camp of those against vaccination and provide the truth on whether to have that shot or not.
According to recent statistics, one in every 110 children in South Africa is born with autism. Furthermore, around one third of people with autism remain nonverbal, with a further third suffering from an intellectual disability. With World Autism Day in April, we take a look at this misunderstood condition.
Building on the gains of recent years Resolution Health is poised to enter a new phase of growth and security, having attracted hundreds of new members since November last year in a largely stagnant medical schemes market. All of this was achieved while steadily growing scheme reserves.
With the days getting milder and the evenings starting to show that tell-tale chill, it’s clear winter is on its way. Whether you’re young and healthy, young at heart or take chronic medicine, now is the ideal time to have that annual flu shot that will help you beat the winter blues. Need a reason to give your immune system a shot in the arm this season?
If you’re looking for a nutritious snack, you can’t go wrong with the humble nut. These super seeds are simply packed with healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and moderate amounts of protein. Nuts are also a good source of dietary fibre and provide a wide range of essential nutrients and vitamins to keep you in top form. Take a look at the many benefits of your favourite nut.
For many, health and fitness is about hitting the gym or pounding the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a hot bod, but did you know that working out has above-the-neck benefits too? That’s right, no matter what your age or fitness level (that includes you water-cooler gatherers), studies show that making time for exercise provides some serious mental benefits.
To some it’s the Big M, to others, just another M in the life of being a woman. No matter how you look at it, menopause is an inevitable milestone in every woman’s life. From hot flushes to mood swings, menopause has a way of making its presence known. We give you more info to help you survive the menopause years.
More than 6.2 million South Africans have blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg, with more than 3.2 million of these having blood pressure higher than 160/95 mm Hg, a level, which is unacceptably high. In South Africa alone, an estimated 53 men and 78 women die each day from the impact of high blood pressure.
Finding a middle ground between what your kids want to see in their school lunchboxes and what you, as a parent, know they need so that they can be at their best both physically and mentally, can be a massive challenge. Besides leading by example and eating well yourself, there is much you can do to give them all they need to perform at their peak, while taking care of that sweet tooth.
How to make your savings stretch
As a Millennium or Millennium Select member you have the freedom to allocate your medical savings account to the day-to-day healthcare expenses you need. We give you some handy tips to help you make those savings Rands stretch that much further this year.