Home > News Top Headlines 2016 Health of the Nation Survey Enter the 2016 Health of the Nation Survey and win R5 000! 6 things that can harm your skin this summer Avoid these common mistakes to have radiant skin. Walking may benefit dialysis patients Italian researchers concluded that a simple programme that includes a few minutes of walking a day can be greatly beneficial to kidney dialysis patients. Mouthguard a key defence against sports-related injuries Most sports-related dental injuries involve the front teeth, but the tongue and cheeks can also be hurt while playing sports. Low vitamin D levels linked to multiple sclerosis Although vitamin D deficiency is common among pregnant women, researchers say it's too soon to routinely recommend 'sunshine vitamin' supplements for mothers-to-be. Magic mushrooms may ease depression in cancer patients Two new studies suggest that an ingredient found in 'magic mushrooms' can dramatically reverse feelings of meaninglessness in cancer patients – with long-lasting effects. What will happen to Noakes if he is (really) found guilty? Professor Tim Noakes faces these six penalties should the HPCSA's professional conduct committee find him guilty of unprofessional conduct. Two thirds of depressed teens may benefit from therapy Psychological treatments are effective in the short term in the majority of adolescents with depression, but it's not yet clear how these patients fare in the long term, a new study says. Childcare workers need to follow hand-washing guidelines In a study researchers used video cameras to record the hand-washing habits of adults at an early childhood centre. ADHD – from Hippocrates to Ritalin The condition has been around for thousands of years, but the term ADHD has only been in use since 1987. ADHD is diagnosed by medical professionals based on a checklist of definitive symptoms. More news you should know Treatment Action Campaign boycots Worlds Aids Day eventDemi Lovato wants to change the face of mental illnessThe other face of injectablesSEE: Facts you probably didn’t know about HIV/Aids SA home to largest concentration of people living with HIV - MECIt's never too late to stop smokingAerobic exercise may help guard against dementiaLandmark HIV vaccine trial launched in SA More news about Fitness "Help! I'm 22 and morbidly obese." This over weight student is looking for advice on how to lose weight. Helmets don't always prevent motocross injuries in kids A fitness tracker on its own won't affect your weight The running vs. walking debate Diabetes Steps to keep diabetic complications at bay People with diabetes should go for regular doctor visits and tests, and may also need to see specialists from time to time. WATCH: How this diabetic lost 130kg Two thirds of Africans with diabetes undiagnosed Daily can of sugary soda dramatically ups prediabetes risk Sore-throat Why does SA have the highest rate of tonsillectomies in the world? A UCT study claims that South Africa's rate of tonsillectomies is double the world average – and the most likely reason why has nothing to do with health. GPs could safely reduce antibiotics for respiratory tract infections It’s sore throat time of year 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 Healthy You What does it mean to have diabetes? Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. But healthy lifestyle choices can help prevent and treat type 2 diabetes. Residue on smartphone may betray your secrets WHO recommends soda tax A fitness tracker on its own won't affect your weight Winter Wellness 5 health benefits from gardening Gardening's good for you, both mentally and physically, so use SA's first National Garden Day to reap the benefits of 'communing with nature'. 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime Why danger is exciting - but only to some people Fun spring exercises to build bone density Healthy you What does it mean to have diabetes? Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. But healthy lifestyle choices can help prevent and treat type 2 diabetes. Residue on smartphone may betray your secrets WHO recommends soda tax A fitness tracker on its own won't affect your weight advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare?