If you’re trying to quit smoking, taking a sniff of lemon, vanilla or peppermint could offer a helping hand when it comes to resisting the urge to smoke. According to new research from the US, smelling pleasant aromas may help ease tobacco cravings.
A new study says beards carry more harmful bacteria than dog fur.
The young rapper/singer is an advocate for depression, aiming to tell his stories through his music.
There is no cure for the disorder. However, medication, surgery and exercise offer real hope to patients.
Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.
Understanding the cause of pneumonia is important because the treatment depends on its cause.

Fitness and health High intensity interval training raises chances of injury

Rutgers University has said that shoulder, ankle, and knee injuries are common complaints.

Playtime The 5-minute workout that can save your life – study

Amazingly it involves no weights, no jogging and no aerobics.

Fitness and health One in five hospital bed curtains a ‘breeding ground’ for bacteria – study

The study further shows six percent of curtains contain drug-resistant superbugs.

Living The most dangerous gym equipment

Studies have shown, these are the three items of gym equipment most likely to cause you an injury.

Fitness and health How to tell if you’re dehydrated

We often mistake hunger for dehydration and reach for sugary snacks instead of a refreshing glass of water.

Fitness and health Cancer’s genetic weak spots discovered

The information could lead to highly effective, individually targetted cures for cancer.

Fitness and health 6 tricks to help you fall asleep

Stretching for five minutes before you go to bed will help relax your body, making it easier to fall asleep.

Loving Good looks cause us to make poor assumptions – study

Humans are more likely to assume good-looking people are better in bed and have fewer STDs.

Fitness and health A beginner’s guide to running

What many people don’t realise is that running is one of the hardest sports on one’s body.

Fitness and health Ask the doctor: Circumcision and bleeding gums

Dr Dulcy Rakumakoe shares advice on reader questions.

Fitness and health Now is the time to get a flu shot

The recommendation is that everyone six months of age or older be vaccinated annually against influenza during the winter months.

Fitness and health NHS bans homoeopathic treatments

The organisation says prescribing them is a ‘misuse of public funds’.

Fitness and health Overweight people considered less evolved and less human – study

‘This is some of the first evidence that people with obesity are blatantly dehumanised,’ said study author.

Primary Schooler Intelligent children more likely to be bullied

Others at greater risk to be targeted included those with depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.




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