Yo-yo dieters may struggle to stay slim because of a lack of diversity in their gut bacteria, according to a new study.
The government has vowed to forge ahead with introducing plain packaging on tobacco products in order to reduce demand.
Cancer immunotherapy treatments are now so advanced that scientists could be close to finding a 'cure', an expert says.
Better diets and more exercise have contributed to a fitter older generation, according to a survey.
South African companies face losing millions of productive hours because of sickness this winter.
Rachel Feltman looks at the furore round a new study on cellphones and cancer and advises calm.
How better timing can make your medications and beauty products more effective. By Thea Jourdan.
A beach holiday won't just relax you - it could also make you live longer.
It typically takes an overweight person more than four years to admit they have a problem - and another year and a half to tell someone.
She once declared that she would never let the pressure to lose weight get to her, but Adele is doing a very good impersonation of someone on a diet.
Some people are unaware that being a blood donor can help reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancer.
Can lemon-infused water really cut through body fat? The resounding answer from experts is no.
A team based at UCT has discovered a way to detect and diagnose cancer in its early stages.
About 5 400 people will take part in the trials to study whether an 'experimental' HIV vaccine is safe.
Cutting back on butter, cream, cheese and other fatty foods is fuelling the obesity epidemic, experts have warned.