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Maca could be nature's answer to viagra

For many women, a smooth, shaven chin, complete with a fresh hint of aftershave, is a potent aphrodisiac. But could shaving have some libido-boosting benefits for men too?

Echinacea proven to fight flu

New research by an international panel of researchers has shown, for the first time, the efficacy of echinacea purpurea against flu viruses, including the H1N1 strain.

How almonds can help you lose weight

DietDoc explains why the humble almond has become so popular that its ever-expanding production could threaten the future of agriculture in drought-plagued California.

10 health benefits of eggs

Many people believe that eating eggs may be bad for your health. Here are some excellent reasons to justify why eating eggs can make you healthier, brainier, leaner and stronger.

Honey can reduce the harmful side effects of smoking

Almost all smokers are well aware of the health risks their habit poses, but yet they struggle to kick the habit. New research suggest supplementing with wild honey could reduce the toxic effects of smoking.

Naturally beat exhaustion

Exhaustion season is upon us, and in about a month most of us will be knee-deep in last-minute travel plans, cocktail parties and sweltering days preparing Christmas puds and keeping kids entertained.

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SEE: How much water do you use per day?

With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up.

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Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car

Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.