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Global mental health report blasts South Africa for Esidimeni

Exactly a year after the start of the arbitration hearings that sought justice for the families of the dead Life Esidimeni patients, the esteemed The Lancet medical journal has released a global mental health report condemning the local disaster as “tragic”.

In the US, lawn mowers are an accident waiting to happen

A new review of 51 000 lawn mower injuries in the US between 2006 and 2013 found that 85% of the injuries were to men, with one of the study authors saying it remains a serious public health concern, despite consumer education programmes and warning labels.

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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.

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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.