Home > News Top Headlines SEE: 60% of SA teens have been drunk The level of drug and alcohol use in South Africa is alarming. Reports show that some 60% of teenagers have been drunk. Here are the stats. Doctors warn SA mental healthcare collapsing after Esidimeni Some mental health hospitals have no psychiatrists, and no province currently has organised community-based psychiatric services. Health Challenge Week 47: How much do you know? It's time for our weekly health challenge! Find out if you can score a perfect 10 on our quiz. Link between eczema and heart disease disputed People with a form of eczema called atopic dermatitis may not be more likely to have heart trouble. Heart disease: a price humans pay for fertility? A study found that a few dozen genes tied to heart disease might also contribute to people's reproductive success. Watch: Could you raise a 'no-nappy' baby? It's certainly possible, but it involves some 'misses', so daycare workers and babysitters may not want to try it. When is it safe to take opioids? Patients should stay on opioids for the shortest time possible because dependency begins within three days. Boozing makes your cells age faster DNA studies reveal that alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of ageing and overall health. Need braces? Forget the 'metal-mouth' stereotype Nowadays teeth can be straightened in a variety of ways, and some of the devices are almost invisible. Why are biologics so expensive? Biologic medicines can certainly save lives – but the cost is extremely high. Why is this the case? More news you should know Your wallpaper might be making you sickTips to get the best out of your visit with your doctorTesticular cancer survivor: 'My testicle doubled in size'It can take months to break bad eating habits How to communicate with your kids about nutritionLegalised dagga may lead to more road accidentsOCD linked to inflammation in the brainChildhood chemo may have lasting effects on memory More news about Fitness SEE: Robotic device helps people to walk again For many people it can be challenging to learn how to walk again after sustaining an injury. 10 health benefits of long-distance running Why you shouldn't use your cell phone while exercising Pokemon Go players twice as likely to walk 10 000 steps a day Diabetes Broccoli extract shows promise for type 2 diabetes A substance in this crunchy vegetable may help diabetics gain better control of their blood sugar. New diabetes meds linked to life-threatening complication Diabetes: You can have a cheat meal and stay healthy Fructose produced in brain may affect diabetes and obesity Healthy you How to communicate with your kids about nutrition SPONSORED: Teach your young children the value of good nutrition and a balanced diet while they’re still young, and it could keep them healthy for life. Why patients leave the hospital against doctor's orders Why yoga, tai chi and meditation are good for you Why is your pee warm? Healthy You How to communicate with your kids about nutrition SPONSORED: Teach your young children the value of good nutrition and a balanced diet while they’re still young, and it could keep them healthy for life. Why patients leave the hospital against doctor's orders Why yoga, tai chi and meditation are good for you Why is your pee warm? Sore-throat It might not be wise to take steroids for a sore throat A study seeking an alternative for antibiotic treatment for a sore throat found that only one-third of patients improved on steroids. Why does SA have the highest rate of tonsillectomies in the world? GPs could safely reduce antibiotics for respiratory tract infections Talking like a Kardashian could hurt your vocal cords Live-allergy-free This cheap street drug is dethroning cocaine Cocaine is no longer king on the drug scene in Florida. Flakka, which is sold as small clear crystals that can be popped in the mouth or smoked, is now is ruling the streets. Sources of latex exposure Allergy facts vs. fiction The top 10 dog breeds for allergy sufferers Medical-scheme Medical aids and the high cost of psychiatric meds Many people suffering from depression and anxiety rely on expensive medication, but often the cost of these drugs is not covered by medical aid. Post-op costs sky-high in some US hospitals The best and worst medical aid schemes in SA Revealed: Discovery Health's top fraudulent medical aid claims advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!