Keeping the weight OFF!

You knew how important it was to lose the extra weight, you started a programme, did the work, perhaps even exercised regularly and took the weight off. Now slowly but surely the weight has come or is coming back on. Even when you believe you are doing your best, the weight just keeps... Read More

New ways of curbing mosquito population
Insect-borne illnesses are increasing across the globe, and the insects that carry them are also spreading and getting harder to kill. As a result, scientists have been looking for new, high-tech ways to prevent these insects from spreading those diseases. New technologies are needed...... Read More

New pill can deliver insulin through the stomach
A n MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with t ype 2 diabetes have to give themselves every...... Read More

Oestrogen and controlling Type 2 diabetes
The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which oestrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus.... Read More

Show your teeth some love this Valentine's weekend

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

 Do you love your teeth? We mean, really love them. Do you appreciate all that they do for you? Are you really grateful that you have them, no matter how much trouble they may be giving you now? Read More

Teens living in US states allowing medical marijuana smoke less cannabis

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

According to a large-scale study of American high school students, legalising medicinal marijuana has actually led to a drop in cannabis use among teenagers. Read More

Online abortions?

Sunday, February, 10 2019    

Seeking abortion medications online can be a response to clinic access barriers in states with and without restrictive abortion laws and can occur when self-managed abortion is preferred over clinical care, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University... Read More

Life after diagnosis: Sasha's fight with cancer

Monday, February, 4 2019    

Today, February 4, is World Cancer Day, and below we share the story of one woman's fight with the illness.  Read More

More than half of epileptics in the region don't receive treatment

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease that affects people of all ages all over the world. It is characterised by recurrent episodes that can last between a few seconds to a few minutes. Its causes are multiple. In some cases there is a genetic bias, but other... Read More

Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. Read More

Do low-calorie diets work?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

 BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY Does a low calorie diet actually do what it is touted to do or is it a bad health trend that simply slows your metabolism? Read More

Tongue talk

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

When you think about oral hygiene the first thing that comes to mind is probably caring for your teeth. But oral hygiene is more than just brushing twice a day; it is the culmination of the overall health of your mouth. Read More

Measuring obesity

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Obesity is a condition associated with having an excess amount of body fat. The condition may be due to genetic, hormonal, behavioural, and environmental factors that are difficult to control when attempting to lose weight. It is one of the most pervasive chronic... Read More

New knowledge could help predict and prevent depression

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

In a new study, researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project demonstrate that people with the highest genetic propensity are over two and a half times as likely to be treated in a psychiatric hospital for depression compared to people with the lowest propensity. This knowledge could be... Read More

Old feet?

Angela Davis | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

If we are lucky it comes to us all — old age!We can't prevent ageing or the changes that will occur to our bodies, but we can be aware and try and reduce the negative impact. Read More


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