Home > News Top Headlines SA has a big fat problem - academic South Africa has a fat problem, with women having a bigger problem than men and youth being the third most obese in the world, says a professor. Flakka: why you should be terrified by this deadly new street drug The man-made drug 'flakka', which is blamed for the deaths of at least 18 people, is probably the most dangerous since the peak of cocaine, warns an epidemiologist. Medicinal qualities of green tea – fact or fiction? Green tea is made from the unfermented leaves of the 'Camellia sinensis' plant and its purported health benefits are legendary – but is there any proof? Chamomile boosting female lifespan? A study suggests that herbal remedies made from the chamomile plant may help women live longer. SA running out of penicillin A new crisis has hit the medical fraternity after information revealed a national shortage of penicillin. 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