Home > Columnists Columnists Hamba kahle, Madiba We mourn today someone who achieved the near impossible: to have seen the worst that humanity could offer, and not lose faith and hope in humankind, says Susan Erasmus. Start A Health24 blog » Try Our quizzes and tools » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Ask CyberShrink » Sirens of the Lambs 10 yucky hygiene facts A Christmas crisis Show me someone who isn’t freaked out by the festive season and I’ll show you someone who isn’t conscious, says Susan Erasmus. More by Susan Erasmus Read more columns by Susan Erasmus. More by Cybershrink Read more of Cybershrink's columns and articles. My Italian sucks I was reduced to hand gestures for the three weeks I spent in Italy recently. It was oddly liberating, says Susan Erasmus. More by Olivia Rose-Innes Read more of Olivia's columns and articles. Whistleblowing as part of healthcare When is right to disclose secrets, since that defeats the purpose of even maintaining secrecy? This is of particular concern in healthcare, where the focus is directly life-and-death situations. “ Latest comment on Health24 Esme Collins says... I certainly know what it is to be touch deprived (total lack of affection = anger!) Are you touch-deprived? ” E-tolling: the last straw Unity: it’s one thing the issue of e-tolling has done for us South Africans. We should be grateful. But it’s still not worth paying for, says Susan Erasmus. Are vegans unnatural beasts? It's World Vegan Month – a noble celebration in many respects. But aren't humans meant to eat meat? By Olivia Rose-Innes Gravity: no escape Hollywood's stunning new special effects blockbuster contains some sober truths about human frailty and limitation – if you're not too dazzled to notice them. By Olivia Rose-Innes. What to do with a body A good friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body. Tell this to the Montecasino woman, says Susan Erasmus. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.