As much as our bodies need to occasionally detox, we also need a mental and spiritual detox, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
A study found that women with consistently irregular periods from 18 to 22 were 34% more likely to die from any cause.
It turns out, we may be reaching the adulting phase later than our parents did.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The life expectancy of people living in Gauteng has improved, premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Monday.
Childbirths as a proportion of the total South African population are at a record low for the first time in more than two decades.
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 is shortening the lives of people in northern China by about 5.5 years compared to the south, an international study shows.
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.
Babies born in more than twenty countries across the word will most likely see in the year 2100. South Africa isn't among them.
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.
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.
Tania Clarence, the South African woman accused of murdering her three disabled children, is considering a plea of 'diminished responsibility'.
Having greater purpose in life is associated with lower risk of death in younger, middle-aged and older adults.
By implementing already existing anti-smoking laws, China can prevent nearly 13 million tobacco-related deaths by 2050.
There are 298 new HIV infections in KwaZulu-Natal daily, which accounts for a third of the 1000 new infections countrywide.
Not only has Americans' life expectancy increased in recent decades, they also are healthier later in life, a new study shows.
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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