ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH

Veggies' popularity is all in the name

2019-10-13 12:45

In a study, students were almost thirty percent more likely to select veggies when taste was emphasised rather than health.

11 symptoms of breast cancer in women that aren't lumps

2019-10-12 18:45

Nipples looking weird all of a sudden?

Limpopo residents make big stink over burst sewerage pipe

2019-10-12 07:29

Residents of Praktiseer outside Burgersfort in Limpopo say they are vulnerable to diseases such as cholera and malaria as they are still waiting for a proper sewage system to be installed.

Could a pill replace insulin shots?

2019-10-11 11:45

Scientists report that instead of injecting themselves with daily insulin, diabetics may in the future be able to swallow a pill instead.

Sewage spill causes a stink in Cape Town suburb

2019-10-11 06:19

A faulty sewage pump is causing a stink among residents of Table View in Cape Town who are concerned about the environment and potential for diseases.

Man has tweezers removed from urethra after 4 years

2019-10-09 13:30

If the thought of a foreign object in your urethra makes you cringe, rather skip this article...

Why summer is tough for asthma sufferers

2019-10-09 08:45

Summer can bring increased pollen in the air, hot temperatures and associated ozone and particle pollution – all of which can trigger asthma symptoms.

How could having restless legs syndrome raise the risk of suicide and self-harm?

2019-10-08 20:45

A study found that people with restless leg syndrome (RLS) had a considerably higher risk of suicide or self-harm than people without the condition.

How 'self-silencing' could be potentially deadly for women

2019-10-08 08:45

A new study found that women who felt less able to talk about their needs or feelings in their intimate relationships tended to have more plaque in their carotid arteries.

 

All you need to know about waiting periods on your medical scheme

2019-10-13 15:45

When you join a scheme for the first time, there are only two types of waiting periods which are applied – and sometimes there are none at all. Here's what you need to know.

Baby born with missing skin finally receives kiss from mother after life-saving transplant

2019-10-13 09:45

Ten months after birth, little Ja'bari Gray is off pain medication and breathing on his own, and one step closer to coming home.

Should you be really worried that hormonal birth control will give you breast cancer?

2019-10-12 15:45

A new study links the Pill and hormonal IUDs to cancer. But we asked a doc to weigh in.

Pain Relief – When to use cold, when to use heat

2019-10-12 06:45

Start off with cold, but once the swelling of an injury is gone, you can switch to heat.

US officials have confirmed 26 deaths and nearly 1,300 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are all the health risks you should know about.

2019-10-11 09:58

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.

New hope for sex addicts as researchers pinpoint the hormone causing their disorder

2019-10-09 20:45

A new study has revealed that men and women suffering from hypersexual disorder may have an oxytocin imbalance.

Putting pressure on your kids to diet can backfire and result in damaging long-term health problems

2019-10-09 11:45

Parent should be careful how they broach the topic of their child's weight, because it could damage their self-esteem, along with increasing the risk of them developing eating disorders.

Extinct human species passed on powerful immune system gene

2019-10-09 04:45

According to Australian researchers, modern humans got a gene variant from our Denisovan ancestors that boosted immune reactions and inflammatory responses.

Not keen on working out? It might be your personality

2019-10-08 16:45

If you constantly fail to meet your exercise goals, it might be the result of a specific personality trait, according to researchers.

Why young female smokers could be at much greater risk of a major heart attack

2019-10-07 18:45

One reason why women are at much greater risk of a major heart attack is that smoking may lower their levels of oestrogen, which has been shown to protect against narrowing of the arteries.

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