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Claire Lane: Talking meditation, mindfulness and yoga!

Sometimes in the crazy swirl of life, it feels like there is no time to stop. But that is just what meditation Master and Yogi, Claire Lane, teaches people to do. She chats to RACHEL RADITSEBE about how the practice of regular meditation can create positive change in one’s life.


14th February 2018

THE Sun Doctor

14th February 2018

Your exciting and revealing paper has a line-up of specialist and general practice doctors waiting to answer your health concerns – and it is for free! So come on, send in those nagging health bugs and let this week’s Sun Doctor deal with it. You don’t have to worry about revealing your true identity. Give us a pseudo, it’s fine!

Increasing cancer cases a result of risky behavior

14th February 2018

Batswana continue to engage in behaviors that increase their risks of getting different types of cancers, Chief Health Officer at the Health and Wellness Ministry, Chandilili Mosweunyane said recently. Addressing a crowd during the commemoration of World Cancer Day at Maruapula school recently, Mosweunyane cited the 2014 survey that looked into the prevalence of risk factors for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) s and said the results showed that Batswana are more likely to smoke and consume more than the recommended amount of alcohol, and they are also more likely to be obese and less likely to eat vegetables or exercise.

Chicken feet

14th February 2018

When it comes to eating chicken, a lot of people opt for the breast because it is the healthiest part, according to nutrition experts. But did you know that they also say that the feet of chicken are also very good for you?

Botswana enrolls first patient in Ambition Study

12th February 2018

The first patient has been enrolled in a study aimed at improving cryptococcal meningitis treatment to cut Botswana’s HIV/AIDS death toll, Ambition Study Lead Clinician, Dr David Lawrence has revealed. A total of 850 patients will be recruited in six (6) sites in Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, making this the largest trial ever conducted for this HIV-associated co-infection. In Botswana, the first patient was recruited at Princess Marina Hospital (PMH) last week Wednesday, with 90 more expected to be recruited in the next two years.

POSITIVE LIVING

12th February 2018

“Know Your HIV Status"

THE MENTAL HEALTH SERIES

12th February 2018

Recognising an impending act of suicide

Gay HIV+ activist hails new prevention drug, PrEP

12th February 2018

 Openly gay and HIV-positive, 21-year old Pontsho Sekisang is excited about the new HIV-prevention drug PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis - and believes it’s heaven sent for the local gay community which he says is small but sexually vibrant. PrEP is the use of antiretroviral medication by those who are HIV negative, in this case Truvada, the only drug currently approved as PrEP by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), which when taken daily reduces the risk of infection by more than 90 percent. Diagnosed with HIV following persistent flu like symptoms when he was 19 years, Sekisang says it was an older partner that infected him. “I know its him because when I told him my status he was surprisingly calm and a little background checking in gayville, I found out he knew he was positive,” he said. “It was hard to accept at first and I just wanted to die.

THE Sun Doctor

12th February 2018

Your exciting and revealing paper has a line-up of specialist and general practice doctors waiting to answer your health concerns – and it is for free! So come on, send in those nagging health bugs and let this week’s Sun Doctor deal with it. You don’t have to worry about revealing your true identity. Give us a pseudo, it’s fine!

Don't be afraid to seek a second opinion

12th February 2018

Breast cancer survior, Patricia Letlape urges patients to always seek a second opinion especially when it comes to life threatening diseases like cancer. Letlape is a member of the Fighters Support Group, which is made up of breast cancer survivors. Just like other members, she is involved in educating other women on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment as well as providing psychological support to those battling cancer. In 2015, Letlape went for her breast cancer screen after she felt a tiny mass, the size of a grain on the upper part of her right breast.

Watermelon-Natural Viagra

12th February 2018

fireworks in their love life this February 14th may want to skip the burgers and beer at the barbecue and eat plenty of watermelon. Watermelon may be a natural Viagra, says a researcher. That's because the popular summer fruit is richer than experts believed in an amino acid called citrulline, which relaxes and dilates blood vessels much like Viagra and other drugs meant to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Watermelon is also low in calories and provides potassium and the phytonutrients lycopene and beta-carotene, in addition to the citrulline.

Beat your sore throat’

12th February 2018

Raw garlic Garlic has antiseptic properties, and it may help relieve sore throat pain. When crushed, raw garlic releases a compound called allicin that has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. How to Use Chew on a raw clove or take a slice and suck it for 15 minutes To make the raw garlic easier to ingest, you can mince it and add some honey or olive oil. Blend some with other veggies and make vegetable juice Add it to a little salsa. The key is to eat it raw and as soon as possible after crushing for the allicin to be effective.


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