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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…

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…

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