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How Much Can You Drink and Still Drive? 23 July 2019


The legal blood alcohol limit in South Africa is 0.05g of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Put differently, it is the equivalent of 0.24mg alcohol per 1000ml of breath. What exactly does this mean to you? In an ideal world, nobody who has had anything to drink will get behind the steering wheel of a car. But we don't live in an ideal world.

Can You Go to Jail for Driving Drunk? 9 July 2019


YES - you can definitely go to jail for drunk driving. And it could be for a lot longer than one night. If you are arrested for drunk driving, you will spend at least one night in a police cell. In certain cases, such as in the case of repeat offenders, you could be looking at six years behind bars. Or 25 years, if your charge is changed to murder.

The Connection Between Your Gut and Your Brain 27 March 2019


Your gut and your brain are directly connected: a shock can cause you to get a sinking feeling in your stomach, and anxiety can cause butterflies. If the bacteria living in your gut (microbiota) become imbalanced, or you have a gut inflammation, it could cause illness, which includes mental illnesses, such as anxiety or depression. This connection between the gut microbiota and your brain is called the gut-brain axis. In short, it is a two-way street.

The Fight Against Breast Cancer Continues During October 15 October 2018

By: Selfmed Medical Scheme HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  Show you care by making others aware Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October in South Africa reflects a powerful drive across both public and private healthcare sectors to raise awareness and keep fighting this devastating disease. We already know

Get The Spring Back In Your Health 17 September 2018

By: Selfmed Medical Scheme HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  It’s time to ease that terrible sneeze! Spring is in the air, so for many with seasonal allergies, it means beginning of runny noses, itchy eyes, and constant sneezing. Although the flowers may be blooming and bees are starting

The Use and Abuse of Antibiotics 10 April 2018

By: Selfmed Medical Scheme HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Antibiotic resistance continues to pose one of the greatest risks to global health today. We need to understand the risks, take the necessary precautions and work together with our medical practitioners to ensure our prolonged wellbeing. Antibiotics are revolutionary and

Vital healthy habits for your wellbeing 28 November 2017

By: Selfmed Medical Scheme HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  4 essential tips to improve your overall wellbeing Living and sustaining a healthy lifestyle has a multitude of benefits, both physically and emotionally. Whether we like it or not, we all age and It is important to sustain healthy