Living Healthy

There’s good news for all those who’ll be receiving chocolates this Valentine’s Day. Researchers with the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service have found a new scientific way to verify the origin of cacao beans. That means you can find out which type of cacao you’re eating and

Experts reveal that open communication, mental wellbeing and a healthy sex life all contribute to relationship success. Recently released Justice Department’s 2012 – 2013 annual report reveals that the divorce rate in South Africa has increased by 28%. Research shows that the lack of communication accounts for 70% of all

A radical sustainable living project has been built in Malawi by Paul Boyter In October last year, 72 volunteers from around the world gathered in a small Malawian village to embark on a radical building project – an Earthship. This is not a new concept; in fact, invented by Michael

In South Africa, two out of three women and almost one in three men are overweight or obese. Results from the SANHANES-1 survey show that overweight and obesity seem to be highest among children aged two to five. Some 18,9% of girls are overweight and 4,9% obese, while 17,5% of

In what has been described as a major breakthrough in the battle to cure children who suffer from peanut allergies, British scientists have developed a treatment works by gradually exposing the children to tiny amounts of the nut in the form of a powder mixed with another food, and so

over eating linked to obesity epidemic

The Rise in Consumption of Fast Food Is Linked to A Growing Obesity Epidemic A new study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation warning against an increasing obesity epidemic may make you think twice before ordering another burger.  The study revealed that a person’s BMI increases by 0,03

Findings published in the journal Sleep suggest that sleeping more or less than normal can increase the risk of depression. The study of 1 788 adult twins suggests that sleep durations outside the normal range increase the genetic risk for depressive symptoms. The latest research revealed that the total heritability

carcinogen Parkinson's

The risk of developing Parkinson’s disease depends on an individual’s genetic makeup and exposure to pesticides reveals a study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that the most pesticide-exposed populations have an increased risk of developing the debilitating disease by two-

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that people who do high-intensity exercises are less likely to have junk food cravings, which helps aid weight loss Dr. Daniel Crabtree, from the University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health explains: “The key aim of

A new study published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics suggests if you are happy you will be healthy. The  study also stresses the importance of leading a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle.  “This article examines what has been learned from the extensive research that proliferated around this model of