Home > News Top Headlines 2016 Health of the Nation Survey Enter the 2016 Health of the Nation Survey and win R5 000! Another step closer to artificial blood An artificial red blood cell has been created that absorbs oxygen in the lungs and delivers it to tissues throughout the body. 'Halo' effect common after Lasik eye surgery While Lasik has long since been proven safe and effective, a subset of patients report post-operative effects including glare, halos and other symptoms. 24-hour shifts interfere with heart function A study has shown that short-term sleep deprivation in the context of 24-hour shifts can lead to a significant increase in the degree to which the heart muscle contracts. Drug combo shows promise in soft tissue cancers The combination of a new cancer drug with an existing drug killed soft tissue sarcoma cancer cells in laboratory and mouse studies. Who needs to wear sunscreen? IN PARTNERSHIP: A big misconception is that people with dark skin don't need sunscreen. How you can die from ‘thunderstorm asthma’ Even if you don't normally have asthma, you are at risk of suffering an attack during a thunderstorm. Crunch time for HPCSA over Noakes 'guilty' blunder The tables have turned, with Professor Tim Noakes resolving to take action against the Health Professionals Council of SA – after they mistakenly announced he had been found guilty of misconduct. Vegetarian diet good for people and the environment According to a new report, apart from being healthy, vegetarian diets leave a lighter carbon footprint. More time outdoors may protect kids against nearsightedness According to a new study additional exposure to the sun's ultraviolet B (UVB) rays may play a role in reducing nearsightedness, also known as myopia. More news you should know Can you prevent depression?Walking may benefit dialysis patients Mouthguard a key defence against sports-related injuriesLow vitamin D levels linked to multiple sclerosis 6 things that can harm your skin this summerWhat will happen to Noakes if he is (really) found guilty?Two thirds of depressed teens may benefit from therapyChildcare workers need to follow hand-washing guidelines 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?