Home > Medical Medical All sections in Medical » All Diseases » All Symptoms » Medical Schemes » All Medications Add asthma to list of possible causes of childhood obesity Obesity is widely regarded as a risk factor for asthma, but new findings suggest the reverse is true. How secondhand smoke boosts sinusitis riskWhat can you do to prevent sinusitis?7 reasons why too much salt is bad for you What is 'salt therapy' and can it help with sinusitis? Here's a look into what salt therapy entails and just how helpful it actually is. QUIZ: How much do you know about constipation? Think you know all there is to know about constipation? Take this quiz and find out... 7 surprising causes of constipation7 unpleasant side effects of constipation5 things you consume that can cause constipation How does constipation happen? What really happens inside our bodies when we become constipated? 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Turns out we’ve been brushing our teeth all wrongWhat is the best way to brush your teeth?Dental care: not just about a smile How to get rid of those white spots on your teeth Tips for treating and preventing tooth blemishes, so you can smile with confidence. Alzheimer's drug trial offers new hope, but also uncertainty There have been many setbacks on the long road to finding a treatment that might slow or stop Alzheimer's disease, but a new trial offers a glimmer of hope. Could psoriasis patients eat their way to fewer symptoms? New research bolsters the notion that the Mediterranean diet might help fight immune-system disorders like psoriasis. 7 things nobody ever tells you about lactose intolerance Even if you're not lactose intolerant right now, there is a chance you will be some day... Yet another study finds no link between common vaccine and autism Even with the overwhelming evidence that vaccines are safe and effective, some parents still decide not to have their children vaccinated or to delay vaccinations. Losing loved ones to heart disease moves woman to fight for her health Yolanda Thompson committed to living a healthier lifestyle after her sister and husband died from heart disease. 4 ways to protect your child from allergic reactions at school You may feel confident taking care of your child at home, but it’s important to work closely with the school to help manage your child’s allergy. A better way to predict heart attacks and strokes... in space New research has found a more accurate way to predict a person's risk for having a stroke or developing heart disease in space. How secondhand smoke boosts sinusitis risk If you are continuously struggling with blocked and swollen sinuses, secondhand smoke may be to blame. Just 2 weeks' inactivity can trigger diabetes in at-risk seniors A new study shows that 2 weeks of physical inactivity can trigger full-blown diabetes in seniors with prediabetes. Can sleep deprivation make you more lonely? It only takes one sleepless night to jeopardize social interactions and make people feel lonely, a new study shows. Undigested food in your stool may be a sign of IBS The contents of your stool can give you some insight into the health of your gut. Eczema dramatically impacts quality of life If you've never suffered from eczema, you probably aren’t aware of the negative impact it can have on your quality of life. HIV doubles heart disease risk People infected with HIV are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, research has found. When does your child's headache call for a doctor's visit? Sometimes a headache can be a symptom of a more serious health issue in your child. One blood test might be enough to diagnose diabetes Currently, two blood tests are used to diagnose diabetes, which may be expensive or burdensome for some patients. Childhood cancer now, mental health problems later? A new study suggests that children labelled cancer survivors are more at risk for mental health issues. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.