Take a break from video games to prevent 'gamer's thumb'

2016-07-19 13:29

Pounding a game controller or computer mouse for hours can cause inflammation of the tendons of the hand, as well as neck and back pain, according to an orthopaedic hand surgeon.

Are blood transfusions from younger or female donors riskier?

2016-07-12 11:31

A new study has found that blood donations received from females or young people may be linked to a lower rate of survival for recipients.

A fashion brand that's selling a lifestyle

2016-05-31 13:30

Freedom of Movement doesn’t see itself as merely a fashion brand, but as a lifestyle brand aimed at designing and developing timeless and authentic products of the highest quality.

Brain-dead Polish woman gives birth to baby boy

2016-04-20 13:07

A mother's life-support system that kept her alive for 55 days was turned off hours after the birth of her baby.

More doctors are prescribing exercise instead of medication

2016-03-18 10:54

Doctors treating chronic health problems are increasingly prescribing exercise for their patients and encourage them to think of physical activity as their new medication.

What your bathroom scale isn't telling you

2016-03-08 14:21

The bathroom scale unfortunately cannot tell you how much of your weight is fat and how much is muscle.

Butt surgery on the increase in America

2016-02-29 13:29

According to a new report, butt implants and lifts are now the fastest-growing types of plastic surgery in the United States.

Losing five percent of bodyweight offers big benefits

2016-02-23 10:08

A study found that people who lost just a small percentage of their body weight saw significant changes that lowered their risk for diabetes and heart disease.

Survivors of experimental drug test doing fine

2016-01-19 10:04

A doctor at the French hospital where a volunteer in an experimental drug test died says that the health of 5 others hospitalised last week is improving and 1 has returned home.

Silent protest against gender-based violence to be held in Pietermaritzburg

2015-11-25 13:30

The event will seek to highlight the dual epidemics of HIV and gender-based violence and will focus specific attention on the ongoing murder trial of Thulile Phugula that rocked Pietermaritzburg earlier this year.


7 great stories you possibly missed this week

2016-07-16 09:30

The week can get super-busy and you definitely can’t read everything on the internet. But not to worry, we've rounded up the top stories.

Mixing pot and tobacco increases dependence risk

2016-07-07 11:35

Many people mix dagga and tobacco to save money and make inhalation more efficient. This practice, however, may increase the likelihood of users becoming dependent.

Better ways to measure improvement than GDP

2016-05-24 16:15

Gross domestic product is the widely-used indicator for the general prosperity of society. While useful, it has its limits, and some adjustments to the measure need to be tabled.

Munching sounds may help you eat less

2016-03-23 09:31

Experiments found that when people cannot hear the sounds they make when they eat, they tend to eat more.

Pot users may face 5 times greater risk of alcohol abuse

2016-03-09 14:43

Results of a new study indicate that dagga use appears to increase people's vulnerability to developing an alcohol use problem.

FDA orders warning label on Essure contraceptive

2016-03-01 12:18

According to the FDA, the Essure device remains appropriate for many women, even though there are some reports of serious complications.

Australian aims to eat only potatoes for a year

2016-02-25 10:36

An Australian man, who has started to eat nothing but potatoes, says that he is feeling better – and enjoying his meals.

Are selfies destroying your relationship?

2016-02-12 11:01

A survey of Instagram users suggests sharing selfies online may make romantic partners jealous.

For the love of art

2015-12-24 07:30

2015 saw an immense amount of money being spent at art auctions. finweek takes a look at some of the works that were sold and the artists who created them.

Living with borderline personality disorder

2015-10-09 13:44

'Mommy' blogger, Coral-Leigh Stuart-deLange, shares her story about living with mental illness.

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