Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Animals Animals All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips Diverse ageing rates puzzle scientists Scientists have no coherent explanation for ageing. New demographic data unveil such an extraordinary diversity of ageing processes that no existing evolutionary theory can explain it. Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Sirens of the Lambs Bugs in your bed Sharks prefer to sneak up from behind Research shows that Caribbean reef sharks can tell if a human is facing toward them or not. Braai Day se ma se *^&% ! Vegetarians, and fundamental animal rights, get sidelined as un-South African and “spoilsport” on Braai Day. Rats alive! Rats can transmit diseases to humans, but if you keep a clean house and practise good personal hygiene, the risk is slight. What your cat gets up to 'Kitty cams' on roaming cats reveal that we’ve underestimated these skilled hunters: their impact on local wildlife can be devastating. Is it time to rein them in? Eating fish: a slippery choice How much and which fish should you eat, if at all? We sum up the pros and cons: health benefits, mercury, overfishing and even the feelings of the fish themselves. Barefoot in scorpion country A near-fatal scorpion sting on the toe tends to really drive the message home: always wear closed shoes in the bush… “ Latest comment on Health24 SamCholes says... Why do you suggest phasing our wrapping paper and cards? Paper in most instances is produced from managed forests -- i.e. the trees are farmed, just like wheat is farmed. These... Great green gifts ” Do fish feel? We place fish on the hierarchy of sentience somewhere above slugs. But research on fish responses and learning suggests we've seriously underestimated them. Can farmed fish save the oceans? Can farmed fish ease the enormous pressure we've placed on the world's wild fisheries without creating a new agricultural headache? Yes – if it's done in truly sustainable fashion. Elephant tunnels, possum bridges Roads are a major threat to wildlife, but innovative thinking can help animals make it over (or under) them safely. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.