Home > News Top Headlines Single antidepressant dose changes brain connections A single dose of a common antidepressant can alter the way brain cells communicate with one another. Hungry Lion's stunt ignores SA health issues Should we really be ignoring our health by celebrating with fast food and fizzy drinks this Heritage Day? Risk of Ebola becoming airborne remote A top U.S. infectious disease expert recently fuelled the panic surrounding Ebola but suggesting that the disease may mutate, becoming airborne, however scientists believe that there is little chance that this will happen. British Ebola survivor flies to U.S. for blood donation A British man who was successfully treated for Ebola in London will fly to the U.S to donate blood to another patient. What you're really eating when you order fried chicken In light of a fast food marketing campaign aimed at feeding 11 000 South Africans 1.1 tonnes of fried chicken, Health24's DietDoc compares the nutritional values of fried and grilled chicken. How chronic stress causes behavioural problems A team from the EPFL Brain Mind Institute has discovered an important synaptic mechanism: the activation of a cleaving enzyme, leading to behavioural problems connected to chronic stress. Over 700 new Ebola cases reported in one week The Ebola outbreak has started to spread faster than ever with over 700 cases reported in the last week. People with facial paralysis perceived as unhappy The face plays a very important role in everyday communication, and people may hold a prejudice against those with facial paralysis because of their disability. Yoga may help people with bipolar disorder A study reports that patients with bipolar disorder get emotional, cognitive and physical benefits from yoga practice. Severe shortage of organ donors in SA The declining trend of organ donors in the Greater Pretoria area is an alarming source of concern that could have serious repercussions if not urgently addressed. 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