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Month: October 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month : Cancer Survivor Kanitha

October being Breast CANCER Awareness month, I asked a friend and colleague whose journey we praying is over, to share her experience. A single mom of now three teenagers in her naughty forties. She lost her husband nine years ago, forcing Kanitha to quickly learn to become extremely independent. Life has taken her completely out of her comfort zone. Today, Kanitha is CANCER free! She is a CANCER SURVIVOR! She fought CANCER whilst balancing life and work. I will be first to say she successfully managed to balance both worlds.  In her spare time, Kanitha enjoys cooking for her...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Some facts

According to CANSA Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women in South Africa. It is the growth of a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the breast. Some other facts … Regardless of the size of the lump you find, have your breast check Breast Cancer doesn’t only affect middle-aged women 1 in 922 men faces risk of breast cancer alcohol use increases a risk a family history of breast cancer increases your risk, but all women run a risk women who have never had children or have them after age 30 increase a risk men exposed...

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Pride Month 2017 : Q & A with Tshepo Lekoane

October is Pride Month here in Gauteng, and this year I am featuring Tshepo Lekoane. Born and bred in Soweto, he shares what it was like growing up gay in a society that doesn’t embrace homosexuality. Thank you for sharing your story Tshepo. Q: At what age did you realize and accept that you were gay? A: I realized that I was gay when I was 12 years, but only accepted this fact at the age of 25 years old.  Q: Why did it take you so long to accept you were gay? A: The challenges that I had observed...

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Nail Biting Toddlers

Recently our young man’s nail-biting seems to have increased. It used to happen on the odd occasion but now seems to be taking place more often. While we driving, watching TV, at school. It’s not just his fingers, but also apparently his toes too! I wasn’t too concerned initially, but this weekend he bit his one finger raw to the point it began to bleed. Adding to this hubby had a chat with his class teacher who mentioned that his nail-biting is increasing. Hubby was concerned.  I asked Dr Google what to do. Seems nail-biting is actually quite normal among...

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