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Insights into pandemic progression

Discovery presents new insights into the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa and globally and investigates dynamic interventions that have saved lives and that have helped the country to navigate the peaks of the pandemic.

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Gender-based violence and masculinity

The effects of GBV is widespread, and direct and indirect consequences affects all in our society. On an individual level, survivors may endure physical, mental, sexual, social, and economic problems because of GBV. Health concerns stemming from GBV may manifest in poor overall health, physical injury or disability, various forms of pain, and sexual and reproductive problems. The psychological and emotional effects on survivors of GBV can include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, sleeping problems, interpersonal relationship problems, substance abuse, and low self-esteem.

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Overeating escalates during pandemics like Covid-19

During May 2020, the data analysis company Ipsos conducted a large online poll (16,000 individuals) among South Africans. Individuals were asked which psychological difficulties they experienced as a result of Covid-19. The results indicated that most people experienced anxiety (31%). Significantly though, is that together with under-exercising, 29% of individuals reported that they indulge in overeating. The prevalence of overeating even exceeded reports of depression or insomnia.

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US prof wen wetenskap-Oscar

Medeprofessor Christine Lochner het nog ’n veertjie in haar hoed gekry toe sy onlangs ’n gesogte toekenning van die Nasionale Wetenskap en Tegnologie-forum (NSTF) ontvang het. Dié prestigeryke toekenning word ook die “Wetenskap Oskar” genoem.

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2020-09-22, 6:14 PM
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