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46 days ago
Can you outrun depression?
Can you outrun depression?

A study suggests that regular exercise can increase the levels of crucial neurotransmitters involved in depression.

Lifestyle
51 days ago
Horse tranquiliser could hold key to antidepressant
Horse tranquiliser could hold key to antidepressant

Clinical trials of ketamine in humans have shown it can relieve depression much faster than commonly prescribed drugs.

Lifestyle
52 days ago
Maternal mental illness affects SA's poor most
Maternal mental illness affects SA's poor most

One in five women suffers from depression or anxiety during and after pregnancy in South Africa.

Lifestyle
58 days ago
How optimism eases anxiety
How optimism eases anxiety

Studies show how acts of kindness help control social anxiety.

Lifestyle
21 Apr '16, 04:55am
Can 'magic' mushrooms ease FOMO pain?
Can 'magic' mushrooms ease FOMO pain?

Please don't rush out and start picking mushrooms. Really, don't. But scientists think they're on to something...

Lifestyle
19 Apr '16, 08:15am
Why meditation is more effective for pain
Why meditation is more effective for pain

Meditation is more effective than medication at easing chronic lower back pain, say researchers.

Lifestyle
18 Apr '16, 1:30pm
Could eating rare steak give you road rage?
Could eating rare steak give you road rage?

This is the intriguing question posed by new research into the parasitic bug toxoplasma gondii which will, at some point, infect half of adults.

Lifestyle
18 Apr '16, 08:30am
Smartphones dubbed the ‘new cigarette’
Smartphones dubbed the ‘new cigarette’

South Africa has been hit by a new wave of addiction - there's even a word for it: nomophobia, coined from a term, no-mobile-phone-phobia.

Lifestyle
14 Apr '16, 6:00pm
10 ways to spring clean your mind
10 ways to spring clean your mind

'Let go of the need to be right' - and nine other ways to give your brain a spring cleaning.

Lifestyle
13 Apr '16, 6:00pm
How hoarding fills the empty void
How hoarding fills the empty void

Sandy Starks always loved pretty things and storing them - but now her aim is to get rid of all the clutter by taking on a new goal.

Lifestyle
13 Apr '16, 08:30am
Study presents innovative ways to help mentally ill
Study presents innovative ways to help mentally ill

Training people in communities to identify those with mental illness is one of the ways healthcare can be made more accessible, ...

Lifestyle
12 Apr '16, 10:20am
How LSD mimics the mind of a baby
How LSD mimics the mind of a baby

Scientists have for the first time scanned the brains of people using LSD and found the drug frees the brain to become more like the mind of a baby.

Lifestyle
11 Apr '16, 08:38am
‘That's how sad depression is. I was already dead’
‘That's how sad depression is. I was already dead’

Two influential women - Lillian Dube and Leanne Manas - tell their tale on what it's like to live with depression.

Lifestyle
08 Apr '16, 09:11am
Longevity: Could rosemary be the key?
Longevity: Could rosemary be the key?

Scientists believe they have found the secret ingredient to health and longevity - and it is probably in your kitchen cupboard.

Lifestyle
05 Apr '16, 07:55am
When hopelessness gets you down
When hopelessness gets you down

Dysthymia is a mild disorder that can lead to a major depression, writes Yvonne Fontyn.