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‘I realised something had to change’

All it took was one photograph to make Zintle Ntshikila decide to get healthy and lose weight, writes Nontando Mposo.

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How ibuprofen could extend your life

In a series of experiments, the painkiller extended the life of yeast, worms and flies by around 15 percent.

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Obesity can be disability, rules EU court

The European Union's highest court ruled that obesity can be considered a 'disability' if it hinders the person's work performance.

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Olive oil diet could help your heart
October 24 2014 at 13:49

Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil could help reverse metabolic syndrome, research has revealed.

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Salt could hit your immune system
October 24 2014 at 11:59

Could a high-salt diet make the immune system malfunction, triggering conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis?

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Heat, ice packs ‘harmful’
October 24 2014 at 11:48

Heat patches and ice packs could actually harm patients and stall their recovery, experts have warned.

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How a fight can make you fat
October 23 2014 at 14:08

Researchers say that fierce arguments with a spouse alter how the body processes high-fat foods.

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Tips for losing that winter weight
October 23 2014 at 12:04

If thoughts of summer swimming costumes are giving you sleepless nights; there are some things you can do...

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Strokes can affect children, babies - expert
October 23 2014 at 12:01

More young people are having strokes, which can affect even children and babies, warns the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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5 ways to banish those flabby arms
October 22 2014 at 13:57

Many of us cover our arms, even in summer, but there are ways to combat bingo wings.

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Skin problems: early screening essential
October 22 2014 at 11:58

Dr Darren Green gives advice on psoriasis, which he says is not easy to treat.

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Five simple steps to cut stroke risk
October 21 2014 at 13:34

Women could more than halve their risk of stroke by making five simple lifestyle changes.

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How a hot cup of tea can ruin teeth
October 21 2014 at 11:50

Sugary snacks and fruit juice are well-known risk factors. But there are other innocent activities that could be damaging your teeth.

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