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Lifestyle

Alcohol the most dangerous drug for kids

02 September 2015, 13:13

Parents spend a lot of time worrying about substance abuse, but a new report highlights the fact that the most commonly abused and dangerous drug for children is alcohol.

Hypertension? Coffee could increase your heart attack risk

02 September 2015, 12:17

According to a new study, people with high blood pressure who drink large amounts of coffee could increase their risk of suffering a heart attack.

Should we moderate the sweet things in life?

02 September 2015, 11:15

Should "you only live once" even apply to food?

Why men deny sexually harassing women at work

02 September 2015, 10:14

Do men do it out of ignorance, or because they get away with it? News24 investigates.

Is bad breath keeping you from an office romance?

02 September 2015, 09:03

Some of our readers share how they tell someone they work with about their bad breath.

How to make the perfect bow for all your gifting needs

02 September 2015, 09:05

A step-by-step guide to making a beautiful bow to decorate a gift or card.

The secret to losing weight

01 September 2015, 14:23

It is often small mistakes that people make on a daily basis, such as choosing to drink cappuccinos over filter coffee, which result in weight gain, says an expert.

How a doctor would remove a tick

01 September 2015, 13:20

Ripping a tick off our skin is not a good idea. Dr Owen Wiese explains the correct way to remove ticks.

The only reliable hangover cure is to drink less

01 September 2015, 11:03

A poll, conducted in the Netherlands, suggests that chasing your liquid poison with food or water does little to improve the hangover experience.

Short spurts of exercise can improve kids' health

01 September 2015, 12:15

Researchers found that brief bouts of activity during otherwise inactive periods could help protect children against type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

How to tell someone they have stinky breath

01 September 2015, 09:50

Telling someone they have smelly breath is difficult no matter how you do it. Our readers tell us how they would approach the topic.

How to organise your fridge and freezer

01 September 2015, 09:04

Organising your fridge or freezer may seem like a hassle, but it's easier with these simple tips and tricks.

Working longer hours increases stroke risk

31 August 2015, 13:17

Working long hours brings about health risks, and a study suggests that people working longer hours are at greater risk of suffering a stroke.

Recurring nightmares: Recovery after rape

31 August 2015, 10:59

While there is no exact time-frame for recovering from a rape and no right way to heal, self-care, both physical and emotional, is vital.

Antibiotics linked to type 2 diabetes risk

31 August 2015, 12:10

Researchers have found that people with type 2 diabetes tend to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to their diagnosis.

Chemo worsens quality of life for patients near death

31 August 2015, 14:22

Chemotherapy can hasten deterioration near the end of life in patients with advanced cancer who haven't yet lost their ability to perform normal daily activities, a study suggests.

Cancer sniffing dogs to aid British doctors

31 August 2015, 16:22

Dogs could soon also be man's greatest ally in the fight against prostate cancer. Britain's National Health Service recently approved a trial for dogs capable of sniffing out this form of cancer.

Is this blackface?

31 August 2015, 16:22

Winnie Harlow is defending her fans who use make-up to resemble her black and white face.

FDA issues warning letters to "natural" tobacco makers

28 August 2015, 14:18

The FDA has issued warning letters to 3 tobacco companies over "additive-free" claims.

Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

28 August 2015, 12:08

People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries.

“Watching your weight go down becomes an addiction”

28 August 2015, 11:07

If ever there was a woman who’s been there, done that and got the T-shirt, it’s the attractive woman sitting across from me, clutching a cup of coffee.

Maintain a happier attitude towards chronic illness

28 August 2015, 09:47

Remain in happiness, peace and love because being chronically ill does not mean the end of a beautiful life.

Brighten up your home by adding a touch of yellow

28 August 2015, 08:54

Spring is around the corner, and that means it's time for a change. Why not add some yellow into your décor ?

What to do after rape

27 August 2015, 15:17

Many rape survivors are too shocked to act in the immediate moments after a rape but there are practical steps to take to stay safe and minimise health risks.

Coffee and alcohol may help seniors walk better

27 August 2015, 14:08

A Dutch study suggests that coffee and alcohol consumption may be associated with a better gait in older adults.

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