Depression makes it harder to quit smoking

2014-07-30 11:38

Depression can make it more difficult to quit smoking, but exercise can help, even if it is just walking.

Animal hoarding – a dangerous mental illness

2014-07-14 14:16

We all joke about knowing a 'crazy cat' lady, but in reality, animal hoarding is a mental illness that, if untreated, can lead to serious cases of animal cruelty.

Concussions may lead to emotional problems in teens

2014-07-11 15:31

Identifying factors that may exacerbate issues teens experience after concussion may help in planning for the appropriate treatment.

Partners of stroke survivors also need care

2014-06-27 13:24

Stroke care needs to switch from focusing only on the patient to regarding the patient and spouse as one unit.

You’re not alone

2014-06-23 09:56

5 helpful tips for parents who are struggling.

Sudden bereavement can cause psychiatric disorders

2014-06-09 12:03

A new study found a link between the sudden death of a loved one and the onset of disorders like mania, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

Is it really an allergy?

2014-06-06 10:54

Food intolerance can easily be mistaken for a true allergy. Spot the difference.


2014-06-03 14:43

Fatigue is a condition characterised by feeling unusually tired for no apparent reason, drained of energy or exhausted.

Women fare worse after heart attack than men

2014-06-03 14:24

One year after a heart attack, women had worse physical functioning, poorer mental functioning and a lower quality of life than men who survived their heart attack, a study found.

Are you a 'YES' girl?

2014-06-02 15:30

Women who have a hard time saying no are more likely to suffer from stress, says Lisa Lee.

What are YOUR daddy issues?

2014-06-02 09:30

It’s a well known phrase used to describe troubled girls. But is there any truth to it?

Treating hearing loss

2014-05-30 11:29

There are two main types of hearing devices that may be used by people with permanent hearing loss.

Stressful relationships may shorten your life

2014-05-27 15:35

According to a Danish study, interpersonal conflicts, regardless of the source, are associated with a higher mortality risk.

Ditch the stress

2014-05-26 12:08

To get your carefree self back, here are some cool ways to help you relax.

Delaying baby's first steps?

2014-05-21 15:00

Are you taking anti-depressants while pregnant? You could be the cause of your baby being a late bloomer.

10 shortcuts to health

2014-05-20 11:34

Not everyone has the time to spend hours on their health every day. The good news is that it doesn't have to take lots of your time.

Volunteers needed for a clinical, genetics and brain-imaging study

2014-05-15 14:10

Stellenbosch University is looking for volunteers with OCD, SAD or HPD (hair pulling disorder) to participate in an important study.

Depression top cause of illness in adolescents

2014-05-14 13:25

According to the WHO the world has not paid enough attention to the health of adolescents, and depression is the top global cause of illness and disability in this group.

The obese personality

2014-05-07 15:24

Does you personality increase your risk for obesity? Find out.

Give your mind a workout

2014-05-07 15:24

Flex that grey matter with these brain-boosting exercises.

Could you have adult ADHD?

2014-05-07 15:24

Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most misdiagnosed disorders. Could adult ADHD be at the root of your problems?

Are you at risk of ED?

2014-05-07 15:23

Erectile dysfunction, quite simply, is the inability to have or maintain an erection hard enough for satisfactory sex. It remains one of the most common untreated conditions. Are you at risk?

Stay sane after divorce

2014-05-07 15:23

Working through a divorce or breakup can wreak havoc on your mental well-being. But this too shall pass.

MD caregiver? How to deal with guilt

2014-05-06 11:37

If you're caring for someone with muscular dystrophy (MD), you may sometimes experience feelings of guilt. Here's help.

Depression and other emotional changes

2014-05-06 11:36

Depression is common among people with MS. The good news is that mood and emotional changes are treatable.


Babies of anxious moms tend to cry more

2014-07-22 13:30

German researchers found that mothers with prior anxiety disorders might represent a specific risk group for having an infant that will cry excessively.

Animal hoarding - a dangerous mental illness

2014-07-14 14:11

We all joke about knowing a 'crazy cat' lady but in reality, animal hoarding is a mental illness that, if untreated, can lead to disastrous cases of animal cruelty.

Negative emotions may boost stroke risk

2014-07-11 13:27

A new study has found an association between the risk of stroke and emotions like stress, hostility and depression.

Testosterone products may cause blood clots

2014-06-23 14:09

The FDA now requires that all US testosterone products should carry a warning about the risk of blood clots.

Dewani to make third court appearance

2014-06-20 15:07

Shrien Dewani who is being tried in Cape Town for allegedly conspiring to have his wife murdered, is set to appear in court on Friday.

Is it really an allergy?

2014-06-07 13:00

Food intolerance can easily be mistaken for a true allergy. Spot the difference.

Memory loss

2014-06-04 11:05

People suffering from memory loss display forgetfulness. They commonly have an inability to learn new information and this is called short-term memory impairment.

New apps help users plan their day

2014-06-03 14:39

Several new planning apps aim to help users reduce stress by visualising how they will spend their day.

Anxiety disorders

2014-06-02 17:09

Everybody knows what it's like to feel anxious – the butterflies in your stomach before a first date, the tension you feel when someone important to you is angry with you

Are you a 'YES' girl?

2014-06-02 11:30

Women who have a hard time saying no are more likely to suffer from stress, says Lisa Lee.

How antidepressants work

2014-05-30 17:06

Depression is a medical illness which affects mood, body, thoughts and feelings. With appropriate treatment 80% of sufferers will improve and up to 60% may fully recover.

Risk factors of depression

2014-05-29 10:14

With depression, everyone's at risk of getting it. However, there are certain factors that can increase a person's likelihood of developing depression.

Volunteers needed!

2014-05-27 15:01

Do you have obsessive-compulsive behaviours? Do you fear being in the company of strangers? Do you constantly pull out your hair? Then the SU needs you!

Volunteers needed for a clinical, genetics and brain-imaging study

2014-05-23 15:00

Stellenbosch University is looking for volunteers with OCD, SAD or HPD (hair pulling disorder) to participate in an important study.

Single moms' job loss has negative impact on kids

2014-05-19 12:38

Children of single mothers who lose their jobs are less likely to graduate from high school and college, and more likely to develop depression, according to a study.

Depressives more likely to try e-cigarettes

2014-05-14 14:25

According to a study, people with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions were two times more likely to have tried e-cigarettes.

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms

2014-05-07 15:30

It’s important to be prepared for the withdrawal symptoms that typically occur in the difficult early stages of giving up smoking.

How to get rid of guilt

2014-05-07 15:24

Guilt is an intense negative emotion that can make you feel depressed and which can poison your relationships with others – but it's possible to put it to rest for good.

How to choose the right therapist

2014-05-07 15:24

You’re depressed and not coping. Your friends have suggested therapy and you’re considering it. But how do you go about choosing the right therapist?

10 reasons why you can't concentrate

2014-05-07 15:24

Struggling to concentrate? Can’t remember where you put your keys? We look at 10 possible causes for mental fuzziness.

Workplace drug addiction

2014-05-07 15:23

Drug addiction is a health problem that ravages families and relationships, including work relationships. But what can you do to help tackle the problem?

10 symptoms no teen should ignore

2014-05-07 15:21

When you're fourteen or fifteen, health issues often take a back seat in your life. But if you have any of the following symptoms, get your parents to take you to a doctor.

MD caregiver? Here's how to prevent burnout

2014-05-06 11:37

Caregiving is challenging work that affects the entire family’s lifestyle. It's not unusual to feel overwhelmed at least some of the time.

10 things to do when you're down

2014-05-06 10:35

Life is not always moonshine and roses. We share a few ideas that will make you feel better.

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