Job insecurity may take a toll on your heart

2019-01-21 14:00

A study found that individuals with a high fluctuation in income had a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death, than people who had less fluctuation in income.

WATCH: World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

2019-01-20 16:49

The world's oldest man has died at his home, a hot springs inn, in northern Japan at the age of 113.

A tech company just launched 'smart' cancer pills that track you with tiny sensors stamped into your medications

2019-01-20 13:55

A digital medicine company called Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication. The pills also track activity levels.

Cancer diagnosis may quadruple suicide risk

2019-01-18 22:30

Distress and depression can arise from cancer diagnosis, and may ultimately lead to suicide.

Hookah smoking trendy, despite evidence of health risks

2019-01-18 11:33

Hookah or waterpipe smoking has moved to the US and is one of the main tobacco products used by young Americans.

This is the best alternative to a personal trainer - and it's a lot cheaper

2019-01-18 09:02

Because working out shouldn’t have to cost a bomb.

DA defends Mashaba on sanitary towels, foreign nationals remarks

2019-01-17 16:14

The DA has denied that Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is a "loose cannon", instead coming to his defence with regards to his latest controversial statements on sanitary pads and foreign nationals.

Tips on how to maintain your healthy eating goals throughout the year

2019-01-17 13:30

Home-cooked meals, a pinch of salt and plenty of water could be the answer to sticking to your healthy eating plans.

Why hearing aid upkeep is often out of reach for the poor

2019-01-17 11:23

A US study has revealed how the high cost of hearing aids, along with their upkeep, makes it difficult for people with a low-income to enjoy the benefits of the devices.

Discovery Vitality is starting to demand that you tag out of gyms as well as into them – to stop fake, no-exercise visits

2019-01-16 16:19

It is not clear how long Discovery will require users to spend in the gym, or when the cheating-checking system will be fully implemented.

 

MUCUS FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

2019-01-21 12:28

WHAT does mucus do – apart from being disgusting?

5 factors that put you at risk for hypothyroidism

2019-01-20 14:30

You might want to talk to your doctor about testing your thyroid levels.

Swine flu kills at least 40 in India's Rajasthan state

2019-01-19 19:57

BJP official among more than 1,000 tested positive so far this year for H1N1 virus that wreaked global havoc in 2009.

Deaths of UK mayor, metro cop: KZN health dept denies 'prioritising' autopsies

2019-01-18 18:45

The Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal has denied allegations that it prioritised certain autopsies over others at its Park Rynie mortuary in Scottburgh, on the south coast of the province.

WATCH: How to protect yourself against non-communicable diseases

2019-01-18 11:29

The struggle for health and wellness is real as many non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes confront people today. The good news is that many of these ailments can be prevented. See how.

Last hope to save young South African cancer patient’s leg

2019-01-17 17:25

Little Jayvan Janse van Rensburg has been bravely battling cancer for the past three years.

ANC, DA welcome expanded SIU probe into Life Esidimeni

2019-01-17 14:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed an amended proclamation to broaden the terms of reference of the Special Investigating Unit's probe into the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Looming global crisis means we must cut down on red meat, experts say

2019-01-17 12:45

Consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar will have to decrease by about half to make sure the Earth will be able to feed the global population by 2050 - and at the same time, double the amount of plant-based foods will need to be eaten, experts say.

DRC Ebola death toll tops 400

2019-01-16 19:11

The death toll from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed the 400 mark in the east and northeast, health authorities have said.

Baby Leah loses battle against rare immune disorder

2019-01-14 14:55

Leah de Jager had been treated for severe combined immunodeficiency at the Dora Nginza Hospital in Port Elizabeth since October last year.

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