Home > Lifestyle Lifestyle All sections in Lifestyle » Diet and nutrition » Fitness » Man » Sex » Parenting » Woman » Contraception » Environmental Health » Health and Your Money » Healthy Home » Healthy Workplace » Mental Health » Pet Health » Stop Smoking » Street Drugs » Sun » Teen » Travel Health » Ageing well » Natural Health » Health tech » All lifestyle sections What runners can drink to enhance their performance Sports scientists are touting rooibos tea as an effective way for runners to stay hydrated and to enhance their performance. Breastfeeding leads to higher IQ Foods that make your brain function optimally Do certain foods affect how well neurotransmitters transmit signals between the brain and the nervous system? DietDoc takes a look. Why do we get pins and needles? The strange sensation most people call pins and needles is your body’s way of telling you that you need to relieve that compression. Here's why we get pins and needles. Does SA care about early childhood development? A massive 80% of young children in South Africa do not have access to out-of-home educational care leading up to their first year in school. Why bumping your funny bone hurts What people refer to as your 'funny bone' is actually one of the major nerves in your arm and hand. Here's why it's so painful when you knock it. Take the Vitamin B Quiz and win! Vitamin B deficiency is much more common than you might think, even in generally healthy people. Take our quiz and find out if you really understand your risks. Why do we laugh when tickled? Whether you are the ticklish type or not, it’s a fact that you will laugh if someone tickles you. But have you ever wondered why tickling evokes uncontrollable giggling even when it’s not remotely funny? Cost of medicine in South Africa set to skyrocket The annual consumer price inflation (CPI) was 7% in February 2016, up from 6.2% in January 2016, increasing worries that quality healthcare is slipping further and further out of the reach of most South Africans. How to fix temporary pins and needles The strange sensation most people call pins and needles is your body’s way of telling you that you need to relieve that compression. Here's what to do. Cape school gets clean drinking water for the first time Berg River Primary School received a new Lifestraw Community unit that will convert contaminated water into safe drinking water. Rape survivor gets back on her feet Rape crisis Change a Life initiative helped rape survivor, Fumana gain financial independence with workshops that are offered at the centre. 7 proven benefits of drinking lemon waterWill you drink poo water? Bill Gates didDrinking too much water can be dangerous Drinking water pipes full of 'good' bacteria Drinking water pipes and water treatment plants host an ecosystem of "good bacteria" that help purify the water, Swedish researchers say. Newer birth control pills may raise blood clot risk Newer birth control pills including Yaz and Yasmin, are associated with a slightly higher risk of blood clots than older oral contraceptives. Global warming hits harder 18 years later Since the last climate deal in 1997, the Earth has grown into a wilder, hotter and waterier place, and climate change is now regarded as a more urgent problem. SA doctor heads 'Moonshot 2020' team to develop cancer vaccineHow nations are tackling nuclear waste storageUrgent clean-up of toxic mine liquidRadon risks and testing Radon is a silent killer. Could it be in your home? Radon is a dangerous radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. It has no smell, colour or taste and it can seep into your home from the ground, via water and building materials. Why is SA's government not alerting the public to the dangers and just how worried should we be? Health24 takes a closer look. GRAPHIC: This dermatologist gets rid of all kinds of zits Dermatologist Sandra Lee, better known as Dr. Pimple Popper, tackles real zits (big and small) on camera. She calls the graphic footage 'pimple porn' and claims it will encourage people to take better care of their skin. **Warning: graphic content** Coffee and alcohol may help seniors walk better A Dutch study suggests that coffee and alcohol consumption may be associated with a better gait in older adults. Is your cotton shirt 'killing the earth'? Cotton is cool and is used to make clothes, sheets and towels we use every day. But did you know that the cotton industry is the most pesticide-intensive crop grown on the planet? Cape Town is running out of air conditioners The extreme heat in the Western Cape over the last couple of weeks has seen residents clamber to get their houses fitted with air conditioners Residents turn to dirty streams for water as drought rages on As South Africa continues to weather a drought, areas in Nelspruit have been without water for weeks forcing some residents to spend about R1 per litre for water or drink from dirty streams. 8 weird burial customsToo fat for burial: how does this happen?A greener way to go Dust to dust: the rising demand for a natural burial More and more people are rethinking traditional burial methods. Fathima Simjee asks why – and what constitutes a ‘natural’ burial? Former drinkers find social situations challengingPaying attention to your kids may curb their alcohol abuseAlcohol the most dangerous drug for kids Low-carb alcohol for Banters Trying to lose weight doesn't have to mean cutting out alcohol, dieters just need to be more careful about what it is they're drinking. Is your colleague an alcoholic? Knowing the signs of alcohol addiction is helpful for both employer and employee, as early detection makes it easier to provide assistance and increases the person's chances of recovery. Do we really need to eat breakfast? We were all taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but now researchers are asking if we might not be better off skipping breakfast altogether. Diet and your nervous system The importance of a healthy diet in the maintenance of the brain and nervous system should not be underestimated. Read DietDoc's comments. FDA warns make-up users about lead poisoning A beauty clay sold at major retail outlets may put users at risk for lead poisoning, the FDA warned and users are urged to stop using the product. advertisement From our sponsors Top tips for beating PMS now Win a spa voucher worth R1000! Don't let PMS get you down Four tips for healthy winter hair Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.