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Birth

Why you should store your newborn's umbilical cord stem cells

Collecting and storing stem cells from your baby's umbilical cord and blood could save your child's life down the line as cord tissue is set to become a vital component to the future treatment of many diseases that have mystified the healthcare industry for decades.

Women who breastfeed live longer

Having babies and breast-feeding are linked to lower risks of death from cancer and heart disease in women, according to new research.

WHO warns of Caesarean 'epidemic'

According to the WHO, in a lot of developing and developed countries there is an epidemic of Caesarean sections, even when there is no medical need.

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Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction

Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut

Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news.

I gave hubby HIV »

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I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.