Living Healthy

One-in-10 teens are reporting having an adequate night’s sleep – a concern that researchers are blaming on electronic media use. A new study reveals that teenage boys report spending more than three-and-a-half hours every weekday on screen-based electronic media, and more than four-and-a-half hours per day on weekends, teenage girls

Despite graphic warnings on packets that ‘cigarettes can kill’, a large proportion of smokers are reportedly more troubled by wrinkles and yellow teeth, a new survey reveals. But the in-depth findings by electronic cigarette brand VIP, found one-in-seven admitted they would be more likely to give up the cigarettes if

Whether students are in primary, senior or high school they are the perfect fodder for food and beverage marketing. Schools, particularly in the USA, are desirable marketing areas for food and beverage companies. The problem is that many of these marketed products are nutritionally poor, according to a study conducted

Here’s peek into what your kids are eating, from the Nestlé Tuck-shop Truths Study, conducted by Bateleur Brand Planning in June 2013. The study used a sample of 20 private primary schools in the Gauteng area, as well as online interviews with 652 mothers of children who attend either private

Couples without children are more satisfied with their relationships than couples with kids, a new study conducted at the Open University in Britain suggests. A study of more than 5000 adults found that childless couples have happier marriages and feel more valued in their relationships, reports The Guardian. However, it

Beating the likes of France and Switzerland, Netherlands is the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food in the world. Interestingly, United States and Japan failed to make it into the top 20, according to Oxfam’s “Good Enough to Eat” index. “The Netherlands have created a good market

Have some avocado, research reveals that eating half an avocado at lunchtime can boost feelings of fullness and reduce the temptation to snack between meals. The latest study involved 26 healthy but overweight adults. Researchers wanted to see if avocado consumption influences satiety, blood sugar, insulin response and snacking. The

People who waste time waiting for a slow computer run the risk of being drained, stressed, and less likely to engage in a healthy lifestyle, researchers say. “A slow computer is not only wasting valuable time that could be put towards improved health, but it is also a source of

Recently esquire.com published an extract from Dana Adam Shapiro’s You Can Be Right (Or You Can Be Married), which includes an interview with 98-year-old Pauline who, after three marriages (and an affair), has this to share: 1. “First of all, you have to be sexually compatible. That’s very important. If

A loving touch or a reassuring caress may be much more than an indicator of love and affection; a new study in the journal Frontiers of Psychology suggests that receiving this kind of touch could help to increase a sense of self. The study, conducted by researchers from University College