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What is Gaucher disease?

Posted on October 1, 2019 by PRESS

International Gaucher Day is celebrated annually on 1 October to raise awareness of Gaucher disease, but what is ...

Toddlers’ gluten consumption linked to type 1 diabetes

Toddlers’ gluten consumption linked to type 1 diabetes

Posted on September 19, 2019 by Contributor

For an 18-month-old toddler, each extra 10 grams of gluten consumed increases his or her risk of type ...

What you need to know about rheumatoid arthritis

What you need to know about rheumatoid arthritis

Posted on September 9, 2019 by Watch This

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that affects the joints throughout your body. It often starts in ...

people with diabetes have an increased risk of cancer

Why people with diabetes have an increased risk of cancer

Posted on August 30, 2019 by Contributor

Why do people with diabetes have an increased risk of cancer? It’s a medical mystery that scientists have ...

Dogs are your heart's best friend – Pet owners have better heart health

Dog owners have better heart health

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Contributor

Pet owners have better heart health, particularly when those pets are dogs...

Do you have a chronic cough?

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Shenrina Badri

Do you have a chronic cough and need to find some form of relief?…

Woman’s battle with skin condition impacted her self-esteem – now she’s inspiring others

Posted on August 1, 2019 by Watch This

Kirsty Crook from the UK has been battling a painful skin condition for over ten years. Now she’s ...

How vitamin D supplements may help fight type 2 diabetes

How vitamin D supplements may help fight type-2 diabetes

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Contributor

Vitamin D supplements may slow the progression of type-2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with pre-diabetes...

diet tips for diabetics

Diet tips for diabetics

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Watch This

You may feel lost about what to eat to help manage your blood sugar levels, so here are ...

It’s tempting to let go once you’ve hit the big 6-0, but carrying extra weight in your sixties is linked to greater signs of brain ageing...

Carrying extra weight is linked to brain ageing

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Contributor

It’s tempting to let go once you’ve hit the big six-zero but carrying extra weight in your sixties ...

Could Parkinson's disease start in the gut?

Could Parkinson’s disease start in the gut?

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Contributor

With the number of Parkinson’s disease sufferers having doubled from 1990 to 2006, research on causes and prevention ...

Why older people are more prone to developing Alzheimer's disease

Why older people are more prone to develop Alzheimer’s disease

Posted on July 9, 2019 by Contributor

A new study has uncovered why older people are more prone to develop Alzheimer's disease...

Could your cholesterol medication cause type 2 diabetes?

Could your cholesterol medication cause type-2 diabetes?

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Contributor

A study has found that people taking prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing ...

Common sleep myths that impact your health

Get more sleep to protect yourself from heart disease and metabolic disorders

Posted on June 6, 2019 by Contributor

If you’re a night owl, getting more sleep may be just what you need to protect yourself from ...

Found to reduce or reverse the loss in heart function caused by type 2 diabetes, this may be the best workout for people with type 2 diabetes...

Could this be the best workout for people with type 2 diabetes?

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Contributor

Found to reduce or reverse the loss in heart function caused by type 2 diabetes, this may be ...

Do you know what your blood pressure is and could it be putting you at risk for a heart attack or stroke?

What should your blood pressure be?

Posted on May 17, 2019 by PRESS

Do you know what your blood pressure is and could it be putting you at risk for a ...

How smoky environments hurt your heart

How smoky environments hurt your heart

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Contributor

We know that secondhand smoke is unhealthy, but now new research has found that smoky environments can hurt ...

Get a free test: Almost half of South Africans have high blood pressure

Have a free test: Almost half of South Africans have high blood pressure

Posted on May 6, 2019 by PRESS

Find out where to get your blood pressure tested for FREE during May Measurement Month...

Being diagnosed with angina is a frightening wake-up call that you need to make lifestyle changes, but just what is angina? 

What is angina?

Posted on April 29, 2019 by PRESS

Being diagnosed with angina is a frightening wake-up call that you need to make lifestyle changes, but just ...

What women need to know about Parkinson's disease

What women need to know about Parkinson’s disease

Posted on April 26, 2019 by Contributor

Many associate Parkinson’s disease with older men, but women are also at risk…

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