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A new study, involving 960 female college students, has added impetus to the concept that social media use can be linked to the development of eating disorders. The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, found that female students who spend a much time on the social networking

The World Health Organisation recently launched its draft guideline on sugars intake to a public forum, suggesting that those who want to improve their health should halve their daily sugar intake. According to an article published on, Graham MacGregor, a London cardiologist and health campaigner, said: “Added sugar is

Researchers working in the field of anti-aging believe it can and suggest that consuming fewer calories can slow down the ageing process and stave off age-related diseases such as dementia, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Two studies have now hailed the benefits of slashing how much you eat with the

Camille Hugh, author of The Thigh Gap Hack, has adolescent teenagers obsessing about the gap between their thighs. She claims this space between your inner thighs when you stand with your feet together, makes all the difference in a woman’s femininity and appearing sexy. Dr Mehmet Oz, vice chair and

It all started with one KwaZulu-Natal woman, and how her body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies. These broad neutralising antibodies are considered powerful enough to kill multiple strains of HIV found across the world. And now, researchers from the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research

Have you entered the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour on 9 March? Teresa Harris, Pick n Pay’s resident dietician, explains that the basic nutrition goals for the 24 hours leading up to an event are to fuel muscle glycogen stores while minimising a stomach upset, to optimally hydrate

With as many as a quarter of the world population suffering from a mental health illness, research still shows that few seek professional treatment from a clinician. Therapy continues to carry a heavy social for most people around the world. According to investigator Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry at


Feeling tired, lethargic and generally washed-out? In this column from the Health Products Association of South Africa, Suzanne Ellis suggests some vitality-enhancing options. What is chi? Chi is the Chinese Taoist term for the body’s vital energy/ life-force. It can be likened to an electric charge which activates and sustains

Carrying too much fat around your belly? Here’s good motivation to trim down: a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that people with abdominal fat have a higher risk of getting heart disease and cancer than people with the same amount of fat

Looking for something to do in your lunch hour tomorrow? PhD graduate and registered counsellor Yaseen Ally will be discussing Bollywood and the South African Indian Identity at SACAP’s (South African College of Applied Psychology) Johannesburg campus on Friday 28 February. The talk starts at 12:30pm and runs for an hour.