Home > News Top Headlines Caffeine and alcohol affect your DNA Researchers found that caffeine shortens and alcohol lengthens telomeres, the end points of chromosomal DNA, implicated in aging and cancer. Why mosquitoes bite us Researchers have learned more about how mosquitoes detect skin odour, and these new findings could lead to better repellents and traps. It's never too late to start exercising A study indicates that it's never too late to start exercising, and that formerly inactive seniors who take up exercise can still experience health benefits. 135 million will have dementia by 2050 The number of people worldwide living with dementia could more than triple by 2050, a new report reveals. Electrical brain stimulation may boost perseverance A study suggests that electrical stimulation of a specific area of the brain may help boost a person's ability to get through tough times. Social ties affect teen sleep patterns A new study finds that having involved parents and feeling connected to school increase the likelihood that a teen will get sufficient sleep. Good body image tied to happier relationships Women who diet often are less satisfied with themselves and often unable to maintain a relationship, a survey shows. 'Sensory integration' may help autistic kids Children with autism can benefit from a type of therapy that helps them become more comfortable with the sounds, sights and sensations of their daily surroundings. Brain connections may explain dyslexia A new study suggests that glitches in the connections between certain brain areas may be at the root of dyslexia. Sexually active gay teenagers at risk for HPV Gay teenagers who have had at least four sexual partners are at increased risk of contracting human papillomavirus, a study suggests. 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Benefit of bees underestimated Rip currents biggest killer in Australia Phthalates in plastics linked to premature birth Mental Health Tongue twisters help understand brain function Tongue twisters are not just fun to say; it turns out that these sound-related slip-ups can also open windows into the brain's speech-planning processes. Group therapy eases social anxiety disorder Early suicide attempts predict later-life trouble Male and female brains do develop differently Travel Senior drivers need to be tested It is crucial to ensure that older drivers are safe on the road, and tests of physical abilities may reveal how the elderly will perform. Travelling increases thrombosis risk Engen Driver Wellness campaign in Swartland Mellow music may stave off road rage Fitness It's never too late to start exercising A study indicates that it's never too late to start exercising, and that formerly inactive seniors who take up exercise can still experience health benefits. Cape Town Marathon winner tests positive for banned steroid Charity sporting events a way to get fit Seniors ward off dementia with exercise Diabetes Endurance sport may protect against diabetes A study finds that being an elite athlete, especially in an endurance sport, may help protect men against type 2 diabetes later in life. Diabetes battle 'being lost' as cases hit 382 million 'Breathalyzer' to monitor blood sugar levels Urine test may spot heart, kidney risk in kids with type 1 diabetes Asthma Asthmatic women may struggle to conceive A study suggests that asthma has a negative effect on fertility and that women with asthma could take longer to conceive. Cat allergies double among asthma sufferers Asthma control critical during pregnancy Pollution increases asthma in adults Events Blind adventurer Hein Wagner to compete in Coronation Double Century Bike Race Blind adventurer and motivational speaker, Hein Wagner, will be taking part in his second Coronation Double Century bike race on Saturday, 23 November 2013. Owethu – SA's first fully-serviced modular medical clinic Cape Town Marathon 2014 DJs for Bread and helping hands made a difference in Phillipi, helping out in a local vegetable garden. 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.