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Regular, structured exercise sufficient to lower risk of mental illness - study

Maintaining an active lifestyle and exercising regularly has stronger mental health benefits than intermittent bouts of intense aerobic activity, a new study has found...

Issued by Leap Communications 2 days ago

New to motherhood in Covid-19 times

As with pregnancy, nutrition is a particular focus of postpartum care. New mothers need the support to recover from the rigours of pregnancy and childbirth so that they can cope well with the different challenges presented by infant care...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 11 Feb 2021

Making a hospital space feel psychologically safer helped South African health workers

In a busy South African hospital recently, teams of nurses and doctors were given an unusual task. They had to figure out who could build the tallest freestanding structure out of nothing but spaghetti sticks and then balance a marshmallow on top. They had 20 minutes to work it out...

By Hamieda Parker 15 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

14 Dec 2020

Body dysmorphic disorder and surgical outcomes

Taking note of the patient's point of view is critical in patient-centric care and is also vital to the informed consent you should be careful to obtain prior to any surgical procedure.

By Vanessa Rogers 2 Dec 2020

Prioritising wellness to retain young healthcare professionals

Doctors and healthcare workers in South Africa have been caught in the eye of the Covid-19 storm: we have actively fought as the frontline of defence to curb the spread of the virus, as well as continued to provide the best possible care we could to our patients...

26 Nov 2020

Creatives collaborate with scientists on webcomic series Planet Divoc-91

Planet Divoc-91, a nine-part sci-fi satire webcomic series, aims to empower young adults with a platform to engage in conversations about their experiences and views on the coronavirus as well as other issues they face...

20 Nov 2020

Respite care for those living with dementia provides invaluable support to families

As many caregivers are aware, looking after someone with dementia in the home environment can be demanding, particularly when dementia has reached a more advanced stage. For this reason, Livewell has developed a special programme for caregivers who may feel that they need a little break from their responsibilities...

Issued by Livewell 4 Nov 2020

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's? Here's how to prioritise your own mental health

Caregivers who take care of loved ones who have dementia or a memory disorder are most at risk of developing compassion fatigue or depression...

Issued by Livewell 2 Nov 2020

NPO mental health support programme, helpline launched

Tshikululu Social Investments has partnered with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) on an NPO mental health support programme called NPOwer to provide psychological first aid to NPOs...

30 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Why Africa needs to invest in mental health

More than 13% of the global burden of disease is due to disorders such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Almost three-quarters of this burden lies in low- and middle-income countries, because of extremely scarce health resources and investment...

By Benedict Weobong & Justice Nonvignon 13 Oct 2020

The psychological impact of lockdown

Maintaining good mental health has emerged as a major challenge for South Africans this year, in large part due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic...

12 Oct 2020

Honour the 'brave': Celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals

Season 2 of 'Sponsors of Brave' is now open for nominations - calling all aspiring, current, or recently graduated and community service healthcare students boldly and bravely changing the world around them...

Issued by The SpaceStation 29 Sep 2020



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