'Sesame Street' is introducing a muppet whose mom has an opioid addiction, and people are having mixed feelings about it

2019-10-11 10:56

Many are praising the show for giving kids the tools to deal with substance abuse, while others think it's "heartbreaking" and a "sad reality".

It's cheap, and people are drinking it daily - but this doctor has sounded a warning on traditional beer

2019-07-23 05:36

Many people in rural Vhembe binge on cheap traditional beer, don't have access to nutritious meals and don't exercise – a triple combination that can prove lethal.

Prenatal opioid exposure could bring long-term harm to kids

2019-07-09 10:59

Investigators found that children exposed to opioids in the womb had roughly twice the risk of being diagnosed with conduct disorder, emotional disturbances or ADHD.

WATCH: Drilling holes in your skull to treat addiction

2019-06-13 10:40

Chinese surgeons are experimenting with a technique involving a device being surgically implanted on to the brain – after drilling holes into your skull.

How bad can caffeine and nicotine withdrawal get? Symptoms can mimic serious disease, and often lead to unnecessary tests

2019-06-05 16:03

Abruptly quitting coffee or cigarettes can trigger symptoms including nausea, vomiting, headaches and delirium that mirror serious conditions – leading to unnecessary tests in intensive care units.

Opioid addicts are overdosing on common diarrhoea drug

2019-02-11 22:00

A popular anti-diarrhoeal drug is fast becoming another dangerous byproduct of the opioid crisis, as more addicts take huge quantities of it to ease withdrawal symptoms or get dangerously high.

We beat a dragon in a South African virtual reality game - and learned how to cope with pain and addiction

2018-12-16 14:28

In a surprisingly short session, a virtual reality tool based on the methods used by Kids Kicking Cancer gave us the imagery to quickly dip into meditative breathing – and externalise cravings.

Scientists are starting to learn how vaping can impact your health — and the results are troubling

2018-10-22 10:43

In addition to inhaling burned tobacco and tar, smokers breathe in toxic metals as well as metallic elements.


2018-10-02 12:29

MANY of us enjoy the pleasure of masturbation, but don’t take it to a level where it’s bad for us.

Mel B sex addiction reports are ‘all lies’ friend says

2018-08-28 10:39

Mel B is going to rehab – but it has nothing to do with sex addiction, a close friend says.


Caring for children whose parents succumb to drugs and alcohol

2019-09-19 13:30

'They can't read, they can't write, and actually they are in the wrong school,' says Angela Salter, founder of the Adonai Crisis Centre which looks after children whose parents abuse alcohol and drugs.

Too much smartphone time may invite host of health woes

2019-07-19 11:42

In a study, researchers were surprised by the number of overall impulsive and unhealthy behaviours associated with problematic smartphone use.

How do you put limits on your family's screen time?

2019-06-16 18:30

A new approach regarding screen time includes deciding on screen-free areas around the house, time limits on use, what time gadgets need to be turned off – and even where to charge equipment.

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Addicted to pleasure – Whisky

2019-06-08 21:00

Take a look at the turbulent history of the whisky industry and see how this commodity grew, from rather humble beginnings, to what it is today.

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

2019-03-05 06:32

Smartphones and social media may be changing the way our brains work.

Would you take a DNA test to improve your skin, eating habits and mental and physical health?

2019-01-22 13:33

So your parents find it difficult to shed weight, started wrinkling in the early 20s and may develop Alzheimers... If you knew they'd passed these traits down to you, would there be any point to knowing and could you use it to change your body and mind's future?

6 types of people to avoid getting into a relationship with

2018-11-29 07:53

Apps are rife with toxic people.


2018-10-06 09:00

IT’S a story of going from rags to riches – and then back to rags again.

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