Lifestyle Diseases

Obesity

Doctors must adopt new treatments that look beyond diet, exercise and surgery if they hope to stem the Middle East’s rising obesity epidemic, a leading Cleveland Clinic surgeon said today during the Arab Health Congress 2018 in Dubai. Dr. Matthew Kroh M.D., who is Chief of the Digestive Disease Institute

STDs | Longevity LIVE

Making love is a beautiful thing, but what if it’s not just our partners we are connecting with? Across all walks of life in South Africa, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise. Having a sexual interaction with someone whose STD status is unknown to you is quite a

rooibos | longevity live

Rooibos tea has the potential to prevent, delay and even reduce the progression of Type-2 diabetes, according to new research. The recent studies were conducted by the SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and its research partners, the Agricultural Research Council, (ARC, Infruitec-Neitvoorbij, Stellenbosch), the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology,

exercise | Longevity Live

The statistics are alarming. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa, the country has the highest obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa, with up to 70% of women and a third of men classified as overweight or obese. Worse, the problem is affecting the youth, with 1 in

Overweight

According to the Department of Health, 70% of women and 40% of men in South Africa are overweight or suffer from obesity. These statistics are shocking, to say the least. The scariest part is that once the weight piles on, so does the risk of Type-2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and

pain

The You Docs’ expert advice about the link between stress, insomnia and pain More than 126 million US adults reported experiencing pain in the previous three months, according to a 2015 study in the Journal of Pain – 25.3 million contend with it every day, and 23.4 million say it’s

stress / Longevity Live

Emotional distress speeds up cellular aging. “A wide range of studies have shown that stress caused by things like untreated depression, social isolation and anxiety attacks can speed up the aging process by shortening the length of each DNA strand,” explains Dr Sandrina Haeck, a clinical psychologist. “We now know

positive change | Longevity Live

From sniffing out where you’ve hidden their treats to helping government agencies to find narcotics, a dog’s sense of smell is said to be a thousand times more sensitive than ours. A study found dogs could even detect cancer. According to a paper published by Prof Julio E Correa at

​Ignorance is definitely not bliss – especially when it comes to your health and your family’s health. Not to freak you out, but we can’t be immune to almost every illness, and this includes Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). I recently read a study that reveals that iron deficiency is the

Studies show that the risk of New-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) developing in women as young as in their 20s, is on the rise. A woman’s diet is important. But how effective is it to the prevention of this condition? RA and New-Onset RA. Arthritis is generally associated with being an ailment found