ARTICLES RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH

The reasons behind this former rugby player wanting to kill himself

2019-06-25 20:00

Despite rugby thrusting him into the international spotlight, the bruising memories of his father’s words dragged him down to the lowest point in his life.

WATCH: New study detects Alzheimer's up to 30 years before symptoms appear

2019-06-18 15:58

What if you could determine if you'll develop Alzheimer's, years in advance?

Male victims of domestic violence often suffer in silence

2019-06-16 21:30

A recent review has revealed the experience of many men, who are victims of domestic abuse, is similar to those of women.

The confessions of a secret hoarder

2019-06-15 13:00

There's a reason why I tend to invite guests to my home after dark – and it's not just because candlelight hides the dust. I am a secret hoarder, confesses Susan Erasmus.

New study reveals 'dad shaming' is a thing

2019-06-13 20:23

In many cases, fathers respond to criticism by making a change to their parenting style, but in other cases, criticisms may backfire.

Working moms lack supportive workplace environments to express breast milk

2019-06-10 11:20

Many breastfeeding moms stop breastfeeding their babies when they go back to work, because their workplace environments aren't conducive to expressing milk.

When should my child see a doctor for bedwetting?

2019-06-10 07:51

Bedwetting is a normal process of growing up, but when should it be considered a medical problem?

This quiz will tell if you're burnt out from your job – and what you should do

2019-06-09 10:00

We all hate our jobs sometimes – but how can you tell the difference between a rough month and being seriously burnt out?

OPINION: 'It's OK for a doctor not to be OK'

2019-06-06 11:09

Healthcare professionals run at full tilt, often putting the health and well-being of their patients ahead of their own. Lizette Rabe highlights the importance of sound mental-health care among the medical profession, along with medical students.

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.

 

SAHRC says it is not satisfied by what it saw at Dr George Mukhari Hospital

2019-06-25 18:28

During a walkabout at Dr George Mukhari Hospital's psychiatric ward, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), which is probing alleged human rights abuses, said it was not happy with what it observed.

Did 'puppy dog eyes' evolve to please humans?

2019-06-18 12:48

Dogs raise their eyebrows more intensely when humans are around, suggesting that they evolved to appeal to people, according to researchers.

Why do humans respond to music and monkeys don't?

2019-06-15 15:30

Results of a study suggest that macaque monkeys may experience music and other sounds differently compared to humans.

Drug ODs, suicides soaring among US millennials

2019-06-14 21:30

The increases in alcohol deaths and suicides 'point to something darker within the psyche of millennials', who are defined as people born between 1981 and 1996.

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.

Instagram 'self-harm' posts give rise to copycat behaviour

2019-06-09 21:30

According to researchers self-harm isn't usually suicidal, but people who engage in self-harm are at increased risk for suicide.

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.

Team sports could help traumatised kids grow into healthy adults

2019-06-05 20:30

Researchers found that teens who experienced childhood trauma and played team sports had lower odds of depression and anxiety as young adults.

Five Instagram accounts that promote mental well-being

2019-06-05 13:55

Even though 1 in 4 people are said to be suffering from some form of mental illness, it’s still quite a taboo topic. Fortunately, there are Instagram accounts that are committed to spreading the word on mental health. We’ve compiled a list of favourite which encourage self-love and acceptance

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