The most popular drugs in SA

The most popular drugs in SA

Drugs are a huge concern worldwide. South Africa is particularly affected by substance abuse. Experts say that an estimated 15% of South Africans suffer from drug addiction.  The Central Drug Authority released this statistic. According to Recover Direct, Durban is one of the largest markets for illegal drugs in sub-Saharan Africa. This is outlined in a US […]

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Domestic Violence: How to report a case

Domestic Violence: How to report a case

Domestic violence is a massive problem in South Africa, which has the highest number of reported cases of domestic violence in the world. The numbers have increased drastically during the national lockdown, which has been in effect for the better part of three months. But there is help available. If you are feeling scared, call […]

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School Emergency Evacuations

School Emergency Evacuations

School Emergency Evacuations are unexpected events that could potentially result in a negative outcome. Every business and public space are required to have protocols in place to ensure that in such an instance, as many as possible lives can be saved and injuries avoided.  When it comes to the school grounds, the most common emergency […]

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Home Safety: Is your home structurally safe?

Home Safety: Is your home structurally safe?

Home Safety – Our homes are our pride and joy. Most people find pleasure in painting their home or having it deep cleaned. Having pride in your living space is both necessary and completely normal. But, besides aesthetics, how often do you maintain the practical aspects of your home?  Turns out; if you don’t do […]

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Telehealth: The pros and cons

Telehealth: The pros and cons

Innovations aren’t always met with acceptance from the public.  People are wary of unfamiliar ways of doing things, and when telehealth became the latest medical trend, there was scepticism about its effectiveness and rightly so.  The idea of being able to get a diagnosis from a hundred miles away can be difficult to grasp, with […]

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Appendicitis: How to tell if you have it.

Appendicitis: How to tell if you have it.

The appendix is a pouch on the right side of the colon. the organ is mostly idle, but can become infected. This infection is called appendicitis. Most cases of appendicitis occur spontaneously and leave patients in need of immediate attention. Having an ambulance service respond promptly is key to the survival of the patient.  Appendicitis […]

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Heart attack versus cardiac arrest

Heart attack versus cardiac arrest

Contrary to what most people think, cardiac arrest is not a heart attack. Yes, both incidents have to do with the heart, but the medical diagnosis is slightly different.  The heart is a muscle. Cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is restricted. Both are […]

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