Home > News Top Headlines Laughter can be dangerous to some people Laughter may not be the best medicine after all and can even be harmful to some patients, suggests the authors of a paper published in The BMJ. Drug addiction challenges family finances Even when a drug addict begins to turn the corner, it isn't the end of the family's financial challenges. Confusion about types of sugar in beverages Many people don't know how much and what kinds of sugar are in their beverages – but people who are concerned about sugar should rather avoid it. E-cigarette companies selling addiction? At the Henley Vaporium, one of a growing number of e-cigarette lounges sprouting up in US cities, patrons can indulge in their choice of more than 90 flavours. Poor sleep a problem for middle-aged women In a study, almost a quarter of middle-aged women report that their quality of sleep is less than good. Music lessons don't make kids smarter A new study challenges the widely held belief that music lessons can help boost children's intelligence. Probiotics have no effect on asthma Probiotics may not prevent childhood asthma, but have other health benefits. Young Americans more tired than seniors In a US study, younger people reported feeling less tired than senior citizens. Diet shifts change gut bacteria If you were to switch from vegetarianism to meat-eating, or vice-versa, chances are the composition of your gut bacteria would also undergo a big change. DNA most important factor in academic achievement Research shows that differences in students' educational achievement owe more to nature than nurture. More news you should know Some cancer treatments can safely be skippedGene predicts responsiveness to anti-depressantsFlu vaccine effective in childrenMalaria still a major threat World aims to beat dementiaMillions of HIV+ Africans still lack medicationFather's diet before conception affects offspring Social media will help to monitor disease outbreaks More news about Diet and nutrition Confusion about types of sugar in beverages Many people don't know how much and what kinds of sugar are in their beverages – but people who are concerned about sugar should rather avoid it. Probiotics have no effect on asthma Father's diet before conception affects offspring Aspartame declared safe by EFSA Environment 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. Benefit of bees underestimated Rip currents biggest killer in Australia Phthalates in plastics linked to premature birth Mental Health Laughter can be dangerous to some people Laughter may not be the best medicine after all and can even be harmful to some patients, suggests the authors of a paper published in The BMJ. 'Fake' interpreter: more on schizophrenia World aims to beat dementia Singer Susan Boyle has Asperger syndrome 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 Exercise gives dementia sufferers a boost A study finds that regular exercise can help people with dementia think a little more clearly, and care for themselves a bit more. More muscles for modern women Getting office employees up and moving It's never too late to start exercising Diabetes Better treatment slashes diabetes complications Better diabetes treatment has slashed rates of complications such as heart attacks, strokes and amputations in older adults. Type 2 diabetes raises cancer risk Endurance sport may protect against diabetes Diabetes battle 'being lost' as cases hit 382 million Asthma Asthma nebulizers don't deliver full dose Nebulisers – devices that transform liquid asthma medications into an easy-to-inhale mist – aren't providing people with asthma a full dose of medication. Asthmatic women may struggle to conceive Cat allergies double among asthma sufferers Asthma control critical during pregnancy 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.