Imagine if you could increase your health and longevity, just by having fun with friends? Well it seems as though you can. Spending delicious time with close friends is one of the best mood lifters. The University of Michigan have discovered why. Researcher Stephanie Brown, assistant professor of internal medicine, conducted

A series of tweets from Amanda Bynes’ verified Twitter account late Monday night seemed to announce that the actress has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Yahoo news reported that Amanda Bynes tweeted: “I was diagnosed bi-polar and manic depressive so I’m on medication and I’m seeing my psychologist and psychiatrist

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) teamed up with Discovery Health SA to present the Mental Health Summit 2014, which was held at Discovery on 4 November. The aim of the summit was to make people more aware of mental health issues as well as the importance of

Sharon Osbourne, co- host of the popular American show The Talk revealed on Monday that she has been battling with depression for 16 years. Sharon opened up about her personal struggle with depression during a discussion regarding Wayne Brady’s recent interview with Eisha Tyler. The 62-year-old cancer survivor admitted that

Mental illness is rife in South Africa, with an estimated 20% of South Africans suffering from some form of mental illness. While the mental state of South Africans is dire, it is still an issue that carries a huge amount of stigma , and this may cause people to keep

“You’re only given one little sparkle of madness. You mustn’t lose it” – Robin Williams     We have lost one of the greatest actors of all time, considered  the epitome of happiness and humour. And yet the life he lived in many of his award-winning films was the complete opposite

  Do we really eat to beat stress and depression? Not really, says a nutritional expert. Macaroni, cheese, chocolate chip cookies, fried chicken and ice cream are just some of the bad foods women turn to for comfort when we’re feeling emotionally strained, depleted or depressed, says Kathie Swift, MS,

Globally the prevalence of obesity has seen a dramatic increase, which has prompted the World Health Organisation to label the disease a global epidemic.  Increasingly research studies are showing that this epidemic has important implications for education, demonstrating lower academic achievement among obese students and in particular females. A recent study  published