Do irregular periods mean a shorter lifespan?

2019-10-17 18:45

A study found that women with consistently irregular periods from 18 to 22 were 34% more likely to die from any cause.

It's official - 24 is the new 19, which means you can postpone adulting until then

2019-03-18 15:16

It turns out, we may be reaching the adulting phase later than our parents did.

South Africans are living longer, but there’s bad news

2017-09-15 13:11

Life expectancy in South Africa is rapidly increasing, but the bad news is that the number of healthy years that men and women can expect to live has fallen over the past 25 years.

Doubt over reported drop in SA's life expectancy

2015-01-08 15:22

South Africa’s statistician general Pali Lehohla has slammed a report finding that life expectancy in the country dropped by 4.3 years since 1990.

Huge discrepancies in heart disease deaths in Europe

2014-08-20 10:29

Researchers found that deaths from heart disease and stroke in some European countries were declining, whereas in Russia there was no sign of a letup.

Mental illness may cause early death

2014-05-26 13:02

Researchers have found that many mental health diagnoses are associated with a drop in life expectancy as great as that associated with smoking 20 or more cigarettes a day.

Life expectancy in Gauteng improved

2014-02-25 10:52

The life expectancy of people living in Gauteng has improved, premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Monday.

Childbirth in SA at a proportional record low

2014-02-14 14:55

Childbirths as a proportion of the total South African population are at a record low for the first time in more than two decades.

Overweight dogs don't live as long

2013-10-07 14:21

Data on popular dog breeds from across the USA showed that dogs that are overweight in middle age have a shorter life expectancy than ideal weight dogs.

Air pollution shortening lives in China

2013-07-09 11:36

Air pollution is shortening the lives of people in northern China by about 5.5 years compared to the south, an international study shows.


Here's how many years you could gain by keeping heart disease at bay

2019-08-26 19:30

There have been tremendous gains in reducing cardiovascular disease and increasing life expectancy in the last few years in America – however, a plateau has been reached.

Most South African babies born this year won't see the 22nd century – here's why

2019-01-03 12:38

Babies born in more than twenty countries across the word will most likely see in the year 2100. South Africa isn't among them.

Fewer people are dying from heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes

2015-10-27 17:21

Five of the six leading causes of death have declined in the US, according to a study published the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Type 1 diabetes can shave a decade off your life

2015-01-07 10:48

Men with type 1 diabetes lose about 11 years of life expectancy compared to men without the disease, but intensive blood sugar management can make a difference.

'Murderous mom' under psychiatric treatment in UK

2014-06-23 14:38

Tania Clarence, the South African woman accused of murdering her three disabled children, is considering a plea of 'diminished responsibility'.

Having a purpose may lead to a longer life

2014-05-16 10:18

Having greater purpose in life is associated with lower risk of death in younger, middle-aged and older adults.

Lax anti-smoking laws may kill 13 million Chinese

2014-02-19 14:38

By implementing already existing anti-smoking laws, China can prevent nearly 13 million tobacco-related deaths by 2050.

KZN accounts for third of daily HIV infections

2014-02-10 15:44

There are 298 new HIV infections in KwaZulu-Natal daily, which accounts for a third of the 1000 new infections countrywide.

Americans are healthier and live longer

2013-07-30 10:01

Not only has Americans' life expectancy increased in recent decades, they also are healthier later in life, a new study shows.

Global population to hit 11 billion by 2100

2013-06-14 08:39

The projected increase in the global population is now even higher than predicted in 2011, mainly due to birth rates in Africa, experts say.

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