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What causes insomnia?

Science has an explanation for those long, sleepless nights that we dread

Eye health must be seen to regularly

It is important that we maintain our good eyesight as we age

Protecting your skin when the sun’s up

Besides using sunscreen, wearing sunglasses and appropriate clothing can go a long way in protecting your skin against the sun's harmful UV rays.

Stop shaving and boost your health

Keeping a beard not only saves time, it has health benefits too.

Stay calm to lead a balanced life

Modern life is stressful and can lead to many ailments if precautions are not taken.

When a senior resists assisted care

There are many reasons for a senior to resist assisted care. Here are some tips to get their cooperation.

The good and bad side of cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy is used to treat anxiety and depression, and a host of other conditions but it isn't always effective.

Snap out of that self-pitying habit

Self pity can be debilitating but you can snap out of it.

Always feeling bitter and negative? You need to read this

Not taking charge of our negative emotions can have devastating effects on us.

Understanding the misunderstood OCD sufferer

OCD is an anxiety disorder, not psychosis. This means people with OCD don’t lose connection with reality and are not crazy like most others think.

Healing the body with the power of the mind

Mind-healing techniques can be used in combination with conventional medical treatments and natural remedies.

The infamous beer belly and its link to alcohol intake

Men have less subcutaneous fat than women and as such store more of this fat around the midsection ie their bellies.

Herbs, an amazing form of birth control

While some herbs can result in temporary sterility, many come with side effects so consume these with caution and always consult your doctor first.

Weight loss in teens: How to get them to do it...

Parents can play a role in encouraging weight loss in their children by being sympathetic towards their needs and being good role models.

Backed up and bloated? Here’s how to fix constipation

Eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water and getting more physically active are just some lifestyle changes that will help relieve constipation.

Study: Kids can beat allergies by eating some foods early in...

Even so, it is always best to consult your doctor first before introducing common allergy-causing foods into your children's diet.

Blood in faeces: Before freaking out, read on

While some causes of blood in faeces are not life-threatening, others are - so it's always best that you see your doctor immediately.

How to keep kids healthy on a vegetarian diet

Remember to feed your child a variety of foods and combine the foods correctly so they get a full spectrum of much-needed nutrients.

What every mom should know about Omega-3

Omega-3 is important for a child's brain function, eye health, and abilities such as thinking, remembering, learning, reading and writing.

You’re overdue: Now what?

Your baby should be the size of a big jackfruit or watermelon at this stage but despite the size, you can still have a normal birth through the vagina.

Week 38 of pregnancy: Brush-up on what to expect

Your doctor may do regular pelvic examinations to determine your baby’s position inside your uterus - top-first, leg-first or bottom-first.

Managing your 32nd week of pregnancy

The final touches of your baby's body is taking place - eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair - and you can go into pre-term labour anytime now.

What to expect in week 20 of pregnancy

As baby gets bigger, an ultrasound can detect its sex as well as structural abnormalities of the bones and organs if any.

What women should know in week 9 of pregnancy

Apart from body changes, there will also be new work and health issues you will have to deal with.