Fitness and health 30.11.2016 12:18 pm

Birth control can be linked to depression, anxiety

The implant, Norplant, has been linked to major depression and panic disorder because of its high progesterone content.

The many synthetic hormones found in most birth control methods can cause problems with your moods. All hormonal options contain some amount of a lab-formulated version of oestrogen and progesterone, the two hormones that, along with testosterone, control your cycles.

Birth control can be linked to depression, anxiety
Birth control can be linked to depression, anxiety

Birth control can be linked to depression, anxiety

The implant, Norplant, has been linked to major depression and panic disorder because of its high progesterone content.

Pope urges ‘responsible behaviour’ to stop AIDS spread
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Pope urges ‘responsible behaviour’ to stop AIDS spread

The pontiff also issued a fresh call for every sufferer, no matter how poor, to have access to treatment.
One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection: study
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One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection: study

The ECDC figure is based on data from the 28 EU nations plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Tackling personality disorders
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Tackling personality disorders

Personality disorders can show themselves in different ways and are sometimes misdiagnosed as mental illnesses.
Prevalence of diabetes is expected to be on the rise
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Prevalence of diabetes is expected to be on the rise

World Diabetes Day was started in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threats posed by diabetes.
High five to a bright future
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High five to a bright future

This year, for Global Handwashing Day, Unilever and Lifebuoy celebrated the life-saving habit of handwashing with children and parents at M.C. Weiler Primary School in Alexandra.
Antibiotics side-effects could be hazardous
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Antibiotics side-effects could be hazardous

Antibiotics are considered the keystone of modern medicine, but their excessive use continues to generate unwanted side-effects.
SA launches world’s first Vagina Varsity
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SA launches world’s first Vagina Varsity

The Vagina Varsity course gets people comfortable about not just saying the V-word, but dispelling all the myths that surround it.
Breast changes that should worry you
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Breast changes that should worry you

It is recommended that one gets a clinical breast exam every one to three years starting at the age of 20.
Sugar tax could have ‘dire consequences’ – Sasa
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Sugar tax could have ‘dire consequences’ – Sasa

The South African Sugar Association believes that a lot of emphasis has been put on what people eat, rather than whether people exercise.
Dr Dulcy on understanding breast cancer
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Dr Dulcy on understanding breast cancer

With breast cancer awareness month kick-starting this week, Dr Dulcy will be focusing on this dreaded disease over the next few weeks. Here she talks about detection.
Spring into Summer with healthy lifestyle tips
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Spring into Summer with healthy lifestyle tips

Whether you’re trying to quit smoking, or trying to understand the difference between grain-free and gluten-free, the Dis-Chem Healthy Living supplement will answer all your questions around health.

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