Anti-smoking drugs could be used to stop people craving sugar, according to ground-breaking research.
There's a reason some people don't look as old as they actually are, writes David Brown.
If someone you know – an employee, co-worker or even a friend – asked you for advice on caring for someone with HIV or Aids ...
There might be some new powerful ammunition for those who could do without the food the fast food industry serves.
Wearing underwear to bed might be doing more harm than good - with scientists claiming it could lead to a host of health problems.
Medical history was made in uMhlanga last week when new, sophisticated, life-saving robotic technology was used for the first time on a local patient.
Gabriella Boston gets to the bottom of why core muscles are so important.
Johanna Dickson assumed that the piercing abdominal pains might be a legacy of her trip - but the pain only got worse.
A growing body of evidence now suggests that pasteurisation may be robbing us of vital protection against serious allergies.
The key to losing weight is eating cheese and chocolate and drinking wine, says a leading scientist.
This study 40 years ago could have reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published.
Glaucoma is a socially debilitating disease that diminishes quality of life in an era when life expectancy has increased, writes Omeshnie Naidoo.
A breakthrough drug can slash levels of bad cholesterol by half without the side effects of statins, according to a study.
The genetic causes of the Parkinson's disease in South Africans may be different from those in overseas patients.
A toothpaste that repairs the minuscule holes in teeth has been developed in Britain. But are you prepared to fork out R100 for it?.