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SA medicinal plants under threat

Indiscriminate harvesting of wild medicinal plants is driving some species towards extinction, according to a report by the Water Research Commission.

Celebs who fall for health scams

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A quick look at leech therapy

Leech therapy actually has a name: hirudotherapy, and it is practised as much at the foothills of the Himalayas as it is in surgeries in New York.

Can humans eat grass?

A Garankuwa pastor recommended eating grass to his followers. Can humans digest grass at all?

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