Scientists believe they have developed a way of predicting which teenagers are likely to binge-drink, according to an article published on BBC news. The report said a combination of 40 factors, including brain structure, personality and major life events, were used to produce the test. The test can predict, with

Want to kiss stress goodbye? All it takes is 25 minutes daily of meditation for just three consecutive days. A new study suggests that this technique can influence people’s ability to endure stress. “More and more people report using meditation practices for stress reduction, but we know very little about

South African singer, actress, radio personality and M-Net Idols SA judge, explains what makes her tick.  I’ve always been active and health- conscious. It is something that I try to filter through to the family, from how I prepare our meals, to working out and playing golf with my hubby.

Serves 4 Gluten-free and egg-free 100g Brazil nuts 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1⁄2 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on heat preference) 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp sea salt 2 tsp coconut oil 1⁄2 head purple cabbage 1 Tbsp

It goes without saying that orgasms reinforce intimate bonds between partners, but a recent study has found that orgasms also lead to improved communication. According to researchers, the combined effect of increases in levels of oxytocin and decreases in stress hormone cortisol, make positive post-coital conversations easier and create an

I laughed at a great cartoon the other day, showing a woman holding a glass of wine. “What does it matter if it’s half full or half empty,” she was saying. “There’s obviously room for more wine!” I love that attitude of enjoying what you’ve got and happily seeking a

The more physically attractive people are rated, the more unlikely they are to suffer from a wide range of health problems, from high cholesterol to depression, a new study suggests. Attractiveness may be a marker of good genes, which also signal good health, as well as increasing the likelihood of

South Africans woke up to rather distressing news this week – energy prices going up this month. This announcement comes after the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) approved the hike. Neil Roets, the CEO of Debt Rescue, says: “Rising food and fuel costs and slow economic growth are

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Researchers have warned that taking medication for Type 2- diabetes may exceed the benefits for some patients. In the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers argued that elderly people had the least to gain from the medication. The team at University College London (UCL) has called on

Japanese researchers have reported that a sample of frozen sperm has been used to produce live offspring in experiments on mice. The breakthrough of this experiment could yield important results for boys diagnosed with cancer, who become infertile due to chemotherapy treatments. Fertility experts explained that the data was very