Health

Diverse parental genes lead to taller, smarter children, finds extensive study
The children of parents who are more distantly related tend to be taller and smarter than their peers, according to one of the largest studies to date into
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10 documentaries that will make you rethink everything you know about food and health
Standard American fare like hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, fast food, and frozen snacks are typically unhealthy and laden with saturated fat. Even the brands that are deemed “skinny,
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The fashion designer who felt the call of the ancestors
Karabo Finger was not surprised when she was called to be a traditional healer. Her mother was a ngaka (sangoma) and she comes from a long line of
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‘Abortion drone’ to fly pills across border into Poland
June 25, 2015
Women’s rights groups are planning to deliver abortion pills by drone from Germany to Poland in an attempt to help women in the country terminate their pregnancies safely. ...read more
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Stockholm rape clinic opens doors to male victims
June 25, 2015
A Stockholm rape clinic will open its doors in October to male and transgender victims in addition to the women it already treats, a sexologist at the clinic ...read more
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The unforgiving days of too much wine and never enough roses
June 24, 2015
Charmaine Kok* (34) lifts herself out of a rusted metal chair in her houthok‘s (wooden shack) kitchen and trudges to her son, Smallie. He’s turning 11 in August ...read more
A Colombian mother shows a bottle after collecting breast milk during the first day of donation of human milk at Medellín's General hospital on August 20, 2014 in Medellin, Colombia. (AFP)
Online human breast milk craze has serious health risks – expert
June 19, 2015
A growing online craze among some fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers for buying and drinking human breast milk poses serious health risks, British experts said on ...read more
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Daily chocolate dose may fend off heart disease – but don’t bet your life on it
June 18, 2015
The Mayans are said to have described cacao as the food of the gods but had short enough life expectancies that they probably never thought of it as ...read more
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Aspirational parents condemn their children to a desperate, joyless life
June 10, 2015
Perhaps because the alternative is too hideous to contemplate, we persuade ourselves that those who wield power know what they are doing. The belief in a guiding intelligence ...read more
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Why aren’t men in their 30s pressured to have kids? The answer isn’t biological…
June 3, 2015
Here is an assertion with which you will be familiar. After 30, women’s fertility falls drastically. Their chances of conceiving naturally plummet, and they are left relying on ...read more
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UN fears stigmatisation of rescued Boko Haram abductees
May 29, 2015
The United Nations voiced fears this week that rescued women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity will face stigmatisation in conservative Nigerian communities, and that ...read more
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‘Once he says he doesn’t want a condom, that’s that’
May 28, 2015
One out of three Sowetan women between the ages of 18-24 say they have been sexually assaulted by a male partner in the last year, according to a ...read more
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More than four espressos a day can harm health
May 28, 2015
Drinking the caffeine equivalent of more than four espressos a day is harmful to health, especially for minors and pregnant women, the EU food safety agency said on ...read more
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Birth control implant needs a shot in the arm
May 22, 2015
When Ntombi-khona Ndlovu (28), from Volksrust in the Pixley ka Seme district of Mpumalanga, went to the local clinic to get contraception, she was introduced to the Implanon ...read more
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The truth about poo: We’re doing it wrong
May 19, 2015
In my large Italian family, I grew up with the subject of poo, bottoms and constipation readily – and far too frequently – discussed at the dinner table. ...read more