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Today almost 20% of South Africans are suffering from depression and anxiety – and although the word is commonly used in day-to-day conversation, depression is not a disorder to be taken lightly. In fact, if unresolved it can snowball into a far more severe health problem. Recent research in this

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The development of bionic limbs is something that has made great headway, however this is not a new medical development. The first true prosthetic limbs manufactured for medical purposes were in Greece and Rome during the Renaissance period. French surgeon Ambroise Paré invented them as a way to hide deformities,

Scientists have uncovered more than 90 new gene regions that could help explain why some people are more likely to put on weight than others. According to a study published in the journal Nature, a team of experts looked at the DNA libraries of more than 300 000 people, constructing the

  In this episode of 15 Minutes with Longevity we looked at epilepsy and how living with the disease can affect a person’s life drastically. Epilepsy is the most common of the neurological diseases and is normally through inheritance. Epilepsy can also be triggered by a traumatic experience, such as

Today is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Day and because it is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system, which refers to the brain and spinal cord, it is very important to understand how it affects the 2 million people around the world who are living with