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Identifying a stroke ASAP!

Identifying a stroke ASAP!

A stroke is a life-threatening medical incident. If you think someone is having a stroke, they need immediate medical assistance. The quicker a stroke is treated, the less the chance of permanent brain damage, disability or even death. Strokes are second only to heart attacks as the world’s leading killer, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). […]

Treating Allergic Reactions

Treating Allergic Reactions

It’s that time of year when grass pollens, tree pollens, weed pollens and mouldy indoors arrive to take your breath away – with an allergic reaction. Hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms are what millions of sufferers fear each September. These are; stuffy-itchy-runny-sneezing noses; watery-red-itchy eyes, swollen eyelids, itchy throat, blocked ears, blurred vision […]

Are honey bees dangerous?

Are honey bees dangerous?

By now, we know how integral honey bees are to the ecosystem. There are many types of bees in the world, but there are more honey bees than any other type. Honey bees are the world’s most important food crop pollinator. It is estimated that one-third of the food consumed daily relies on pollination.  Honey […]

How to keep kids safe online

How to keep kids safe online

In 2021, almost everyone is online. We all rely on the internet for entertainment, work research, study material, and more: kids, teens, grown-ups! And let us not forget the most prominent time-consumer – social media.  But, aside from all the benefits of being part of the technological revolution, definite dangers lurk online, especially for innocent […]

The dangers of wet roads

The dangers of wet roads

Driving on wet roads can be dangerous, especially if you haven’t had your tires and breaks checked.  It is always best to be prepared when you take the road, especially in SA, where weather conditions can change instantly. When the skies open and the first drops fall, roads suddenly become wet and slippery, that’s when […]

Staying safe in freezing weather

Staying safe in freezing weather

Freezing weather can be extremely dangerous. Cold weather is usually associated with winter storms. Besides cold temperatures, we need to deal with power failures, loss of communication services and icy roads – all detrimental to our safety.  When an emergency like hypothermia happens, getting the proper service is just that much more difficult in winter […]

Child welfare: Children need help!

Child welfare: Children need help!

South Africa is unfortunately notorious for cases of violence against women and children. Child welfare is an important issue to address, especially in 2021. Abuse can be physical and mental. However, most often, physical abuse is the more obvious form to pinpoint.  Child abuse and neglect are recognisable by common indicators. The different signs of […]

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