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According to news reports today, a paralysed man from Bulgaria can now walk again with the aid of a frame after breakthrough surgery transplanted cells from his nose into his spinal cord, which had been severed in a knife attack. Darek Fidyka was left completely paralysed from the chest down

Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.Ph. and author of Fight Fat After 40 (Viking, 2000) and assistant professor of medicine at the University Of Maryland School of Medicine, highlights the Top 10 Foods for Women: 1.Calcium-rich foods: Calcium is very important for the maintenance of strong bones, and in conjunction with specific


If you’re looking for great local organic eating ideas then the latest issue of ELLE Decoration South Africa provides some great recipe ideas as well as links of where to source organic for the table. We’re sharing some highlights from this feature. Johannesburg Fruits&Roots. Find them at www.fruitsandroots.co.za
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In response to the scale of the ongoing Ebola outbreak the Department of Health (DoH) in South Africa has announced the creation of the Ebola Response Fund with a goal of raising R250-million to help coordinate and manage relief assistance for the affected countries. The Ebola outbreak in Africa is

With growing concern over rising levels of obesity and related lifestyle diseases, the largest soda manufacturers in the United States of America have pledged to cut calories in sugary drinks by 20 percent in the next ten years through education, marketing and packaging. Calorie counts have been cause for concern

Apples Cider Vinegar Is Goof For Your Health

A recent study published in the Journal of Food Science, has found that a variety of natural vinegar products (including apple cider vinegar) have therapeutic effects. Researchers from the Institute of Food Technologists reviewed numerous studies on these products, which indicated a number of health benefits. Apple cider vinegar, among

Marijuana Plant

According to a marijuana study published in The Journal of Neuroscience,  even occasional recreational marijuana use has shown brain impairment in young adults and may lead to previously unidentified brain changes. Marijuana use is often associated with motivation, attention, learning, and memory impairments. Previous studies exposing animals to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the main psychoactive

Legendary American comedian and television host Joan Rivers has died aged 81. Her daughter Melissa said in an official statement released to the media, “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.” Born Joan


Growing concern over the incidence of the Ebola virus and the increase of cases in the three countries considered to be high risk, i.e Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, over the last week has prompted the South African government to take action. In a statement issued today, Cabinet says that

plastic surgery | Longevity LIVE

In this Q&A Dr. Anushka Reddy, a general practitioner specialising in aesthetic medicine answers the question at what age should a person consider non-invasive surgery? This is a very personal question, and can only be answered by the individual based on how they want to visibly age. When asked this