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Dealing with Depression? Mental Health Awareness Month 2020http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7752Dealing with Depression? Mental Health Awareness Month 2020Dr. Craig ThompsonAccording to the World Health Organisation, depression is a common illness worldwide, with more than 264 million people affected.
Exercise is Medicine: Delayed Onset Muscle Sorenesshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7731Exercise is Medicine: Delayed Onset Muscle SorenessDr. Melissa Janse van VurenSo, I think it’s safe to assume that almost all of us at one stage or another have woken up, tried to move and been like, “What the heck have I done?” As we lie there willing our aching muscles to move, we try and figure out what activity we did
World Rabies Day http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7687World Rabies Day Dr. Jo-Anne KirbyMost people know that you can get rabies from a dog bite. But what about it is so scary and why are we so fearful about getting rabies? Are there other ways you can get the infection?
World Heart Awareness Day 2020http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7676World Heart Awareness Day 2020Dr. Jo-Anne Kirby#WorldHeartDay is celebrated annually on 29 September and we, at Campus Health Service, #UseHeart despite the COVID-19 Lockdown to spread the word about what you can do to protect your heart.
RED-S SYNDROME: What all girls and female athletes need to knowhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7585RED-S SYNDROME: What all girls and female athletes need to knowDr. Rademan, ISEM MSc (Sport and Exercise Medicine) StudentGirls and female athletes are commonly concerned about eating too many calories but eating too few calories for their level of activity can result in a serious condition termed Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S).
Completing the virtual Berg River Canoe Marathon!http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7584Completing the virtual Berg River Canoe Marathon!CHS Physiotherapy PracticeProf Danie Brink, Dean for Faculty of Agrisciences, recently completed the gruelling 4 day, 240km Berg River Canoe Marathon.
World Hepatitis Day 2020http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7523World Hepatitis Day 2020Sr. Ronita FebruaryWorldwide, 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware (1). On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness.
The starting blocks to achieving your marathon goals!http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7503The starting blocks to achieving your marathon goals!Emma Carstens: CHS Physiotherapy PracticeTraining for a marathon can be a daunting task, especially when you do not know where to start! With the Cape Town Marathon Virtual Run coming up in October 2020, we want to give you some tools to equip and empower you, to perform to the best of your abil
Does your heart skip a beat?http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7421Does your heart skip a beat?Dr. Jo-Anne KirbySometimes it feels like one’s heart skips a beat. If this only occurs very rarely, it’s nothing to worry about. Your heart is not actually forgetting to beat - there is just a delay before the next beat.
Lockdown and a lack of cigarettes for World No Tobacco Dayhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7391Lockdown and a lack of cigarettes for World No Tobacco DayDr. Lynne JulieTobacco kills more than 8 million people globally every year. More than 7 million of these deaths are from direct tobacco use and around 1.2 million are due to non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.