September 25, 2017



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South Africa’s leading consumer health website, providing world-class information and interactive tools for a healthy lifestyle. | Surgery may trigger opioid abuse in teens and young adults

Opioids can be highly addictive when used incorrectly. Researchers established that post-surgical opioid use can increase the risk of addiction. | Fake sugar may not be a safer option for diabetics

A new study supports the concept that artificial sweeteners could actually reduce the body's control of blood sugar levels. | Too few parks? Here's how green spaces can help city kids

A study found that living close to a park could reduce asthma symptoms in urban children. | This is why people start to lose interest in sex, according to science

It happens sooner in a relationship than you’d think. | Can running help cure your hangover?

If you had one too many last night, think twice before tying your running shoes. | The vitamin you need so your penis can perform

Low levels of this nutrient may cause your penis to let you down. | The hidden risk of being a healthy cyclist

Endurance athletes’ lifestyle may make them more susceptible to potentially fatal Deep Vein Thrombosis. Here are the risk factors and symptoms to watch out for. | SEE: Could dagga chewing gum cure IBS?

Dagga has been proven to alleviate pain, but now there might other medical advantages to it... | 8 symptoms that can mean you have low testosterone levels

Low testosterone levels affect much more than your penis. | Here’s why it can be dangerous to work overtime

Putting in too much overtime? According to new research, it might be damaging your heart. | 7 ways coughing can injure your body

The average cough lasts between two and three weeks and usually causes no serious physical damage – but beware when a cough turns violent! | Older HIV patients demand a seat on the Aids Council

A big concern is the fact that current programmes promoting Aids awareness tend to exclude older people. | From drug addict to keen runner

A former drug and alcohol abuser finds a new way to get high – with exercise. | You're not too young to have a heart attack

How much do you really know about the things that can go wrong with your heart throughout the course of your life? | You’re not burning as many calories as you think

Most of us overestimate how much energy we burn on the bike. Here’s how to get a more accurate number. | New nerve 'zap treatment' helps sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a potentially dangerous condition, but a new treatment could be the answer. | One more reason to breastfeed

Hormonal changes encountered during breastfeeding may lower the risk of endometriosis, according to new research. | This 4-minute workout will burn fat like crazy

Rev your metabolism to burn fat long after you’ve left the gym with this high-intensity workout. All it takes is four minutes. | Possible causes of sensitivity: crown or enamel issues

Tooth sensitivity can cause you a great amount of pain but what causes it? Dr Simon Reeves talks about enamel issues that can cause tooth sensitivity.

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