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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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Yoga as healthy for your heart as cycling

It turns out that the peaceful and gentle activity of yoga is as good for the heart as cycling.

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SA's weighty problem
December 11 2014 at 11:47

Nearly three quarters of South Africans are overweight and the country ranks third in a list of the world's most obese nations.

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Cluster of nasty blisters and world of pain
December 11 2014 at 11:45

It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie: a virus that lingers in your body, lurking within your nervous system...

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Sweating it out in Jozi
December 10 2014 at 13:28

Calorie burners and alternative ways to keep fit and trim in Joburg.

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The zombie bacteria living in our guts
December 10 2014 at 11:25

Your brain may have been hijacked by the bugs in your stomach. Sound creepy? John Naish finds out how...

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How drinking coffee cuts diabetes risk
December 9 2014 at 13:08

Three cups of tea or coffee a day could lower the risk of diabetes, according to a new large-scale study.

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Key to losing weight? Eat dessert first
December 9 2014 at 11:35

Feasting on sugar-rich foods at the start of a meal could help keep people's appetites in check, researchers believe.

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Time off for time of the month?
December 8 2014 at 13:06

Women should be entitled to paid 'menstrual leave' to boost their motivation in the workplace, a fertility specialist claims.

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No excuse to eat your greens
December 8 2014 at 11:20

Leafy vegetables contain nitrate, which improves heart health and helps combat diabetes, say researchers.

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Nip this condition in the bud
December 8 2014 at 11:17

Dr Darren Green has some advice for a man who is embarrassed about his 'man boobs'.

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Noises that make life unbearable
December 5 2014 at 14:28

All that chewing, chomping and slurping can drive a person with misophonia to avoid family gatherings altogether.

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