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Lifestyle

Should older runners embrace the 'barefoot' craze?

26 March 2015, 19:56

People over 30 may need more time to safely adjust to 'minimalist' shoes after running in traditional trainers.

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Kids exposed to secondhand smoke may have clogged arteries

26 March 2015, 10:12

Findings suggest that the health effects of passive smoking on children are not limited to respiratory or developmental health, but can have a long-term impact on cardiovascular health.

Exfoliate with care, dermatologist urges

27 March 2015, 09:23

Exfoliation removes the topmost layer of dead skin cells and can be done by applying acid that dissolves the cells (chemical) or by using a brush or scrub to physical remove the cells (mechanical).

When to keep kids home from school

25 March 2015, 10:15

A paediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments, and when to keep your child home from school.

Brush up on your TB knowledge

24 March 2015, 17:40

Do you know all you need to know about Tuberculosis (TB)? How can you become infected? Are you already infected and just don't know it? How can you protect yourself?

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Why a curvaceous booty drives men wild

24 March 2015, 12:13

According to research, women with the right curves are able to bear multiple children more easily and are therefore favoured by men.

Relax, it’s only your first wedding!

24 March 2015, 15:07

Jahni Cowley gives young couples some advice about how to prepare for life after the wedding.

Men who exercise more have better sexual function

24 March 2015, 11:04

Men who exercise more have better erectile and sexual function, a new study suggests.

The world’s 10 happiest jobs aren’t what you’d expect

23 March 2015, 14:17

If you are unhappy in your job, you're probably not in one of these professions.

Breastfeeding leads to higher IQ

23 March 2015, 13:17

A study indicates that prolonged breastfeeding leads to higher intelligence scores and higher earning potential in adulthood.

A sense of purpose may benefit your brain

23 March 2015, 12:16

Autopsies among adults in their 80s revealed that those who felt their lives had meaning had far fewer areas of dead tissue in their brains.

People associate obesity with bad odour

23 March 2015, 11:04

A new study suggests that some people are so repulsed by obesity that they actually imagine a bad smell.

Alcohol remains popular treatment for illnesses in Kenya

20 March 2015, 14:32

The belief in alcohol-based home remedies remains strong in Kenya, but medical authorities warn that they may do more harm than good.

Is natural breast enlargement or enhancement halaal?

19 March 2015, 14:41

Modest Muse advises a woman on whether or not it would be permissible to seek natural breast enhancement or enlargement after having children.

Good sleep key to good sex

19 March 2015, 13:29

A new study suggests that women who get more rest have a greater desire for sex the next day.

Could more sex lead to higher testosterone levels?

18 March 2015, 13:43

A new study found that the more sex men have the higher their testosterone levels become.

Why it's so important to love the job you have

18 March 2015, 15:53

"If you can’t be with the job you love, love the one you’re with."

10 sex myths that must go

18 March 2015, 14:46

Dorothy Black takes issue with the old-world thinking that affects your sex life.

Is my selfie halaal?

17 March 2015, 19:38

Bearing in mind that photography is not a recreation of being, are photos allowed according to Islam law? Modest Muse investigates further.

Can swearing be considered haram in Islam?

17 March 2015, 17:47

Can the use of vulgar language be considered haram according to Islamic law? Modest Muse investigates.

4 conversations to have before having sex

17 March 2015, 12:05

We’re living in a fast world with cheap thrills and easy sex available around every corner. Here’s how to stay sane and safe.

Exercise may boost size of some brain regions

18 March 2015, 11:18

Exercise may increase the size of the brain, but it's not clear if these changes make a difference in ageing, researcher says.

Australian study calls homeopathy 'useless'

17 March 2015, 13:32

After an extensive review of available research, the The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia concluded that homeopathy was ineffective.

Vitamin D won't help to fight high blood pressure

17 March 2015, 11:11

Vitamin D has many health benefits but new research says it won't do much to lower blood pressure.

Coke a good snack? Health experts say so

16 March 2015, 22:29

Coca-Cola is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its soda as a treat at a time when the world's biggest beverage maker is being blamed for helping to fuel obesity rates.

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