World Down Syndrome Day: Girl with Down Syndrome runs successful business at age 17

World Down Syndrome Day: Girl with Down Syndrome runs successful business at age 17

On World Down Syndrome Day, made all the more important as this week cops who are charged with the tragic killing of Nathaniel Julies are set to take the stand, Health-e News reports on a young woman with down syndrome from Durban who at the age of just 17 was running a successful business.

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Post-term pregnancies and tradition – an uncomfortable experience for many women

Post-term pregnancies and tradition – an uncomfortable experience for many women

Some rituals can harm a woman’s feeling of self worth as pregnancies past the 42 week date and families seek solutions.

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This young man wants you to know that diabetes is not an older person’s disease

This young man wants you to know that diabetes is not an older person’s disease

Diagnosed in his 20s, Philasande Zungu quickly had to come to terms with living with diabetes. The initial shock has turned into a determination to educate others.

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Paraplegic soccer player turned coach bogged down without motorised chair

Paraplegic soccer player turned coach bogged down without motorised chair

After an injury robbed Ndumiso Phungula of a career as a soccer player, he is now determined to make it as a coach. Managing his team from the side lines in a wheelchair, the man known as Mqeqeshi to local fans is appealing for help to make him more mobile and achieve his dreams.

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Dealing with depression—and finding hope—after testing positive for HIV

Dealing with depression—and finding hope—after testing positive for HIV

Psychologists say those suffering from the stigma of living with HIV/Aids are often overcome by feelings of grief, anger, shock and guilt.

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People living with disabilities in rural areas say they are overlooked

People living with disabilities in rural areas say they are overlooked

Despite constitutional protections and national initiatives like Disability Awareness Month, people with disabilities in rural areas say they are overlooked. They face ignorance and stigma in the workplace and in their communities.

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