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Reuters

In a huff about e-cigarettes

While they contain fewer chemicals, there hasn't been enough research about e-cigarettes to declare them safe, an expert says.

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THE WASHINGTON POST

It seemed like a heart attack…

Swollen ankles, heart palpitations and fatigue sent nurse Pamela Meredith to the ER.

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REUTERS

‘Expensive’ placebo beats ‘cheap’ – study

Patients with Parkinson’s disease have underlined the power of expectations, scientists have reported.

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Scientists create ‘feel fuller’ food ingredient
December 12 2014 at 11:20

The ingredient contains a natural substance that stimulates the gut to release hormones that act on the brain to reduce hunger.

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Hide the mirror, eat less?
December 11 2014 at 12:40

Worrying about how you look makes it harder to control how much you eat, say researchers.

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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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