Study authors believe that early exposure to germs, or 'microbes', in the birth canal teaches newborns' immune systems to distinguish between helpful and harmful bacteria.
A recent study adds to evidence that metformin does not curb obese women's risk of having an abnormally large baby.
Weather conditions play a powerful role in spreading the mosquito-borne virus outbreak.
A food security and nutrition programme is making use of a herd of goats to improve the health of most HIV positive children at a school.
Would you cruise for friends like you would for dates? Lili Radloff isn't in love with the idea.
05 February 2016, 09:54
Is your couch tattered and torn, and in desperate need of a makeover? Here's how to upcycle your old couch.
04 February 2016, 12:08
In Massachusetts in the USA, a recent attempt to treat a case of head lice with a home remedy went horribly wrong.
04 February 2016, 11:02
A public health specialist cautions that using a condom is still essential after undergoing circumcision if you want to reduce your risk of acquiring HIV.
04 February 2016, 13:05
The iconic mag’s yearly special Hollywood edition cover features 13 of cinema’s finest actresses; ranging in age, colour and genre.
04 February 2016, 21:25
Many young adults are stepping away from the traditional 9-to-5 job approach, opting for a more flexible schedule. Here’s how to do this for yourself.
03 February 2016, 11:13
The WHO alert puts Zika in the same category of concern as Ebola – research and aid need to be fast-tracked to tackle the infection.
03 February 2016, 12:14
There are many reasons to fill your diet with fibre-rich foods. Past studies have shown that fibre may help lower the risks of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
03 February 2016, 13:14
There are many things in life that we take for granted: air, water, and even the foods we eat. But if you have trouble chewing your food because your teeth are broken or missing, you must carefully consider everything you eat.
03 February 2016, 19:16
These décor accounts will inspire you to do some amazing things in every room of your home.
04 February 2016, 09:44
Our financial expert Charné van der Walt gives the pros and cons of using a broker versus the pros and cons of managing investments yourself.
04 February 2016, 09:44
Since work dress codes have relaxed a lot in the last few years, it has caused some confusion about what is and isn’t suitable to wear to work. Tracy Gold gives us some guidelines.
02 February 2016, 15:26
A mouse study showed that putting insulin-producing islet cells in encapsulated form prevented them from being destroyed by the immune system.
02 February 2016, 14:06
The statistics for the increase in overweight in kids younger than 5 years old are a cause for concern, particularly in the developing world. DietDoc explains how to combat this problem.
02 February 2016, 19:28
Most people think that varicose veins are just an appearance or comfort issue, but their presence could be the sign of a more serious underlying condition. Here's what you must know.
02 February 2016, 12:40
Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, good oral health is important to your overall well-being.
02 February 2016, 11:07
Mateusz Mach is set to transform online communication for the hearing impaired by creating the world's first sign language messenger app.
01 February 2016, 13:22
Psychiatric problems are higher among smokers who started smoking more recently, although studies show that the smoking rate hasn't been increasing.
01 February 2016, 12:15
Many people gracefully accept losing some or all of their hair as a natural part of growing older – others, however will do everything in their power to stop or reverse the process.
02 February 2016, 08:52
Kendall Jenner, Justin Bieber, Joan Smalls and many more have stripped down for Calvin Klein. See the results.
01 February 2016, 19:13
Do you always end up unintentionally paying for things? Here’s how to tell when someone is leeching off of you.