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C-section babies may benefit from mom's vaginal fluids

06 February 2016, 11:00

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.

Diabetes drug may not curb weight of newborns

05 February 2016, 14:07

A recent study adds to evidence that metformin does not curb obese women's risk of having an abnormally large baby.

Hotter conditions allow Zika mosquito to flourish

05 February 2016, 10:11

Weather conditions play a powerful role in spreading the mosquito-borne virus outbreak.

How goats’ milk is changing the lives of HIV positive children

05 February 2016, 11:26

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.

How to make friends without influencing people

05 February 2016, 12:42

Would you cruise for friends like you would for dates? Lili Radloff isn't in love with the idea.

Tired of your ugly couch? Make a slipcover!

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.

US toddler dies after lice treatment goes wrong

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.

Male circumcision: You still need to use a condom

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.

Vanity Fair got their annual Hollywood cover right this year

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.

How to start freelancing: A beginner’s guide

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.

Brazil says Zika vaccine will take 3 to 5 years

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.

Fibre intake early in life can lower breast cancer risk

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.

Do you chew comfortably?

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.

These might be 12 of the most beautiful rooms on Instagram

03 February 2016, 19:16

These décor accounts will inspire you to do some amazing things in every room of your home.

Should you use a broker?

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.

What you can (and can’t) wear to work

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.

Technique to restore normal blood sugar shows promise

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.

How to protect kids against obesity

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.

When varicose veins could be a sign of something serious

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.

Prevent downward spiral with proper dental care

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.

18-year-old creates first sign language messaging app

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.

Younger smokers at greater risk of mental disorders

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.

Weird remedies for hair loss

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.

The best Calvin Klein ads of all time

02 February 2016, 08:52

Kendall Jenner, Justin Bieber, Joan Smalls and many more have stripped down for Calvin Klein. See the results.

Spot the freeloader in your circle of friends

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.

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