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A five-minute workout that improves blood pressure & brain function

A 5-minute workout that improves blood pressure & brain function

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Contributor

Could a five-minute workout a day reduce your heart attack risk and help you think more clearly?...

How tighter blood pressure control protects the ageing brain

How tighter blood pressure control protects the ageing brain

Posted on March 26, 2019 by Contributor

More aggressive hypertension treatment could protect the ageing brain while reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes...

Treating Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) with home-based dialysis

Treating chronic kidney disease (CKD) with home-based dialysis

Posted on March 11, 2019 by PRESS

People with chronic kidney disease require dialysis or a kidney transplant. Fortunately, there’s a treatment for home-based dialysis...

Watch: What really happens when you don’t sleep?

Watch: What really happens when you don’t sleep?

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Watch This

Whether you’re working late, watching TV or struggling with insomnia, what happens to your body and mind when ...

High blood pressure: A nap could be just what you need

High blood pressure: A nap could be just what you need

Posted on March 8, 2019 by Contributor

If you have high blood pressure, taking a nap a day may help you as much as recommended ...

Luke Perry’s death: Stroke risk factors that you need to know

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Monique Warner

Actor Luke Perry’s sudden death did more than break hearts – it’s forced us to face mortality and ...

Getting enough sleep may protect your heart

Getting enough sleep may protect your heart

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Contributor

We’ve heard of ‘beauty sleep’, but getting a good night’s rest does more than help you wake up ...

Can extra sleep over the weekend repay sleep debt?

Can extra sleep over the weekend repay sleep debt?

Posted on March 1, 2019 by Contributor

If you’ve had a week of late nights, could extra sleep over the weekend reduce the risks of ...

How sleep and obstructive sleep apnoea affects ageing

How sleep and obstructive sleep apnoea affects ageing

Posted on February 18, 2019 by Contributor

New research is uncovering how important sleep is in terms of ageing - and for people with obstructive ...

stress and your metabolism

In pursuit of ‘Wellth’ Part 2: Listen to your body

Posted on February 9, 2019 by Jyoti Singh

Pay attention to your diet to cope with stress says All4Women contributor Jyoti Singh...

A high fibre diet keeps the doctor away

A high-fibre diet keeps the doctor away

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Contributor

Nearly 40 years of research reveals that a high-fibre diet helps protect against dreaded lifestyle diseases and illness...

Coffee may fight Parkinson's disease

Coffee may help fight Parkinson’s disease

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Contributor

If your motto is, ‘First coffee, then workee,’ you could benefit from certain compounds in coffee that help ...

How singing helps people with Parkinson's disease

How singing helps people with Parkinson’s disease

Posted on November 22, 2018 by Contributor

Singing is joyful and may have the same benefits as taking medication, for people with Parkinson’s disease…

Can diabetes damage your eyesight?

Can diabetes damage your eyesight?

Posted on November 16, 2018 by Monique Warner

A diabetic eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy can damage your eyesight and cause blindness. Fortunately, it may ...

15 Diabetes diet tips

15 Diabetes diet tips

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Contributor

The following diabetes diet tips could help you either prevent or treat type 2 diabetes…

5 Symptoms of diabetes & how to get screened for free

5 Symptoms of diabetes & how to get screened for free

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Monique Warner

Diabetes affects almost four million South Africans, but many more are undiagnosed, which is why we need to ...

Signs of diabetes in babies and toddlers

7 Signs of diabetes in babies and toddlers

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Contributor

Since they either can’t talk yet or don’t have the right words to explain how they feel, diabetes ...

Could a vegan diet protect you from type 2 diabetes?

Could a vegan diet protect you from type 2 diabetes?

Posted on November 6, 2018 by Contributor

It’s surprising, but vegans are 62% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than meat-eaters. Registered dietitian Mayuri ...

what are stroke warning signs?

What are stroke warning signs?

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Contributor

It’s the fourth largest natural cause of death in the country, and 29 October is World Stroke Day, ...

How to reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure

How to beat high blood pressure

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Contributor

The thought of suffering from a stroke is a scary one, so let’s look at ways to reduce ...

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