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The incredible story of Victoria Arlen will leave you heartbroken

Amazing histories
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This guy channelled his inner Iron Man to better his body in 8 weeks

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How to get rid of ants immediately: Experts reveal 3 cheap and easy tricks

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Your 4-step guide to eating less salt and protecting your heart

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How much red meat should you really be eating per week?

Health at home
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How to lose 5 kilos, according to a weight loss expert

Health at home
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6 things that happen to your body when you don t have sex for a while

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5 Signs the keto diet is actually working for you

Health at home
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This Woman lost 57 kilos in 1 year simply by adjusting her lifestyle

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This is why comfort eating is a bad idea for your mental health

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Losing weight that is gained over a period of time, when you have tons of weight to lose, is never an easy ride. “It’s hard, messy, lonely and bruising, to say the least,” says Thusani Malaudzi, a woman who is speaking with all the experience that comes with self- and...

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News flash! Losing five kilos won’t make you smarter or pay for your holiday. But if you’re overweight to the point that your body mass is detrimental to your overall wellbeing, it will make you a whole lot healthier – and you’ll feel a whole lot happier. It’s also not...

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We’ve been warned countless times that salt is bad for us. Excess salt consumption leads to kidney disease, high blood pressure, and an increased risk for a heart attack and stroke. The World Health Organization has stipulated that adults should only consume 5g of the white mineral per...

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Richard Lovett is a 30-year-old Capetonian who took on an 8-week Health Challenge so that he could be more fit and more self-confident. And he knocked it out the park. We caught up with him to find out how he pulled it off. Was it his determination and competitive drive, or was it the Iron Man...

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Ever had a stressful day, only to eat a bar of chocolate and feel a million times better? Or going through a break-up and find yourself eating an entire tub of ice-cream? Well, there’s a reason for that. Studies show certain foods-mainly sugar, fat and salt trigger the release of endorphins,...

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Soon spring will be over and the hot months of summer will arrive. Great, right? Well, if you dislike ants then it can be a troubling time – especially when they invade your home. Sure, you can use regular pesticides and powder that kills them in their droves, but that can be an...

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Thanks to high-protein diets, red meat is making a comeback. Red meat has been linked to a host of health problems, including heart disease, cancers and diabetes. It’s also high in protein and nutrients like iron and vitamin B3. Red meat can be part of a healthy diet – just don’t...

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Victoria Arlen was born a triplet, along with her two brothers. As a little girl, she loved to dance and was extremely talented at sports. All in all, she was a hopeful, energetic youngster. However, when she was just 11, Victoria experienced worrying flu-like symptoms. She fainted several...

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13-year-old Trenton was involved in a trailer accident, suffering so much head trauma that he ended up in a coma with suspected brain damage. The boy would struggle bitterly for life, with doctors sure he was going to eventually die. Then, when his parents signed papers to donate five of his...

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Tattoos remain popular and people get them for a multitude of reasons. But before you finally make the decision to "ink" your skin, it’s worth understanding all the potential risks. Cape Town dermatologist Dr Ian Webster previously told Health24 that you should only go to a...

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If you think you’re safe from throat cancer because you don’t smoke, sadly you’re mistaken. 60% of all oropharyngeal cancers (cancers of the throat, tonsils and the base of tongue), are linked to an STD known as Human Papillomavirus (HPV), according to the US Centre For Disease...

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Depression is a strange illness – it’s not diagnosed with a blood test like diabetes or anaemia. Instead, your doctor asks you a few questions prescribed by the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, 5th edition) to diagnose a major depressive episode. According...

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When Justin Rozier was just nine-months-old, his father, Jonathan Rozier, was killed in action while serving in the US Army. Jonathan’s wife, Jessica, had talked to her husband only 12 hours before his death. She gave him an update on their wonderful son. Unfortunately, Jonathan never...

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Our skin is rife with oil and bacteria, much of which is temporarily stripped away when we use soap. Sounds like a good thing, but disrupting this fragile ecosystem creates an oil imbalance, causing our exterior to feel tight and dry after bathing. Scientists have long studied how our epidermis...

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Our increased appetite for TV and trans fats isn’t the only reason we’ve gained weight, according to a study in the International Journal of Obesity. Here, Dr Wayne May gives other reasons our waistlines are expanding. Who knew? 1. Chronic stress Stress can lead to relatively...

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