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Is healthy ageing a question of taste?

Posted on May 21, 2014 by AFP - Relax News

Two recent studies indicate that changes in one's tasting capacities could affect overall health and longevity.

E-cigarettes aren’t as harmless as we thought

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Contributor

Industry claims about e-cigarettes are unsupported and scientists have found that the emissions "are not merely 'harmless water ...

Brazil World Cup: Possible dengue fever risk

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Contributor

For the first time, scientists have devised an early warning system to predict the risk of dengue infections ...

Study raises questions on cell phone safety

Posted on May 15, 2014 by AFP - Relax News

Research has found that people who use cell phones intensively have a higher risk of developing certain types ...

Brain never recovers from paint and glue exposure

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Contributor

People exposed to solvents, like paint, glue or degreaser fumes at work, may experience memory problems decades after ...

UK: One of the highest death rates for children in Western Europe

Posted on May 13, 2014 by Contributor

The United Kingdom has one of the highest rates of death for children under five in Western Europe, ...

Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide threat

Posted on May 2, 2014 by Contributor

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report reveals that antibiotic resistance is a serious worldwide threat to public ...

Can you blame your parents for your laziness?

Posted on May 2, 2014 by AFP - Relax News

Could genes be to blame for a lack of motivation to hit the gym? A recent study conducted ...

New option for cervical cancer prevention

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 by Contributor

The scientific community recently welcomed new options for detecting and preventing cervical cancer, including the new human papillomavirus ...

Are you a binge-watcher? WARNING: It could be bad for you

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 by Sasha Wyatt-Minter

I dream of being able to indulge in a day of binge-watching (defined as watching between two and ...

New superbug found in Brazil

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 by Contributor

A new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient, has been identified by an international ...

Heart disease kills a third of female population

Posted on Apr 19, 2014 by Serisha Singh

Shocking statistics reveal that heart disease in women is a big cause for concern. Learn what to look ...

Tamiflu: Was this flu drug a waste of money?

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 by Contributor

Experts call for a review on the use of Tamiflu, in light of recent evidence that it may ...

Life-threatening allergy attacks on the rise

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 by Contributor

Worldwide, more cases of anaphylaxis (life-threatening allergic attacks) are being reported. Find out what to do when facing ...

New arthritis treatment is a medical breakthrough

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 by Contributor

A medical breakthrough treatment for arthritis and osteoarthritis will be available in South Africa from today – no ...

Ground-breaking new health documentary

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 by Contributor

Premièring this month is a new Al Jazeera health documentary series which highlights African health issues and the ...

Baby’s life saved by 3-D printed devices

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 by Contributor

At only 18 months old, Garrett Peterson was tethered to ventilators. His parents couldn't even hold him for ...

The dangers of cosmetic fillers

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 by Contributor

Having cosmetic fillers injected into facial tissue, to plump up lips or to smooth out wrinkles, may come ...

South African red algae gene discovery to help treat tumours

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 by Contributor

Dr Stanton Hector of Stellenbosch University has discovered a gene that helps treat of tumours.

Drinking water linked to infections in many countries

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 by Contributor

Disease carrying bugs linked to infections have been found in Brisbane's water and water supplies in many countries ...

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