The secret to losing weight

2015-08-31 21:30

It is often small mistakes that people make on a daily basis, such as choosing to drink cappuccinos over filter coffee, which result in weight gain, says an expert.

Short spurts of exercise can improve kids' health

2015-08-31 15:18

Researchers found that brief bouts of activity during otherwise inactive periods could help protect children against type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

The Pill may relieve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

2015-08-31 13:08

Oestrogen could be a beneficial factor in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Women who used the contraceptive pill had better reported outcomes within the first two years of arthritis.

Kids who sleep less tend to eat more

2015-08-31 11:36

Children who don't get enough sleep might be more tempted by their favourite snack, a new study suggests.

Why obese women have more stillbirths

2015-08-31 11:11

High blood pressure and placental disorders appear to be the main causes of stillbirth in obese pregnant women.

Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors

2015-08-31 10:49

Singapore says it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.

Exhausted? Here are 5 reasons why

2015-08-31 00:00

Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!

South Africans may have solved solar power problem

2015-08-28 13:25

South African scientists have developed an affordable solar power prototype, something Google could not achieve.

Recurring nightmares: Recovery after rape

2015-08-28 11:52

While there is no exact time-frame for recovering from a rape and no right way to heal, self-care, both physical and emotional, is vital.

UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes

2015-08-28 10:16

Health officials in Britain have for the first time endorsed e-cigarettes, saying they are 95 percent safer than tobacco equivalents and even suggesting doctors should be able to prescribe the "game-changing" devices to smokers trying to quit.


Fires close schools in Indonesia

2015-08-31 19:59

More schools have been closed and thousands of residents are suffering respiratory problems on Indonesia's Sumatra island, as haze from forest and bush fires worsens.

The only reliable hangover cure is to drink less

2015-08-31 14:23

A poll, conducted in the Netherlands, suggests that chasing your liquid poison with food or water does little to improve the hangover experience.

Small win in silicosis suit that is set to rattle SA's gold industry

2015-08-31 12:04

The high burden of silicosis among miners has helped to fuel a deadly epidemic of TB, but an upcoming hearing could pave the way for hundreds of thousands of miners and widows to lodge claims against the South African gold industry.

Symptoms of IBS

2015-08-31 11:35

Do you suspect you may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or spastic colon? Learn more about the symptoms.

How to tell someone they have stinky breath

2015-08-31 11:10

Telling someone they have smelly breath is difficult no matter how you do it. Our readers tell us how they would approach the topic.

Answer: What's your diagnosis? – Case 26

2015-08-31 10:26

Mrs D woke up one morning with a swelling on the right side of her face. It turns out that a dental abscess might be the cause of her problem.

Cancer sniffing dogs to aid British doctors

2015-08-28 14:08

Dogs could soon also be man's greatest ally in the fight against prostate cancer. Britain's National Health Service recently approved a trial for dogs capable of sniffing out this form of cancer.

Antibiotics linked to type 2 diabetes risk

2015-08-28 12:07

Researchers have found that people with type 2 diabetes tend to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to their diagnosis.

Working longer hours increases stroke risk

2015-08-28 11:15

Working long hours brings about health risks, and a study suggests that people working longer hours are at greater risk of suffering a stroke.

Doctor’s mission to make kids feel comfortable in their own skin

2015-08-28 09:05

AS KwaZulu-Natal’s first and only paediatric dermatologist, Dr Antoinette Chateau says she hopes to train more dermatologists to work with children in the province.

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