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How this 22-year-old went from chubby student to gym beast

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Latest research reveals the more you hug your kids, the smarter they get

You have to know
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Doctors issue warning over contagious illness that affects children spreading in Virginia

You have to know
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Mom s heartbreaking choice for her daughter: blindness or unbearable pain?

Health at home
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Here's another reason to follow the Mediterranean diet

Health at home
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Mom tells dog to get out the car, his response has the internet in fits of laughter

Amazing histories
48 points

'I tried cryotherapy and this is what happened'

Health at home
32 points

Cancer survivor receives new tongue made from her leg, and the first thing she eats is KFC

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Budget-friendly naartjie and rosemary pork chops to feed a crowd

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'Consistency was the key to losing over 55 kilos'

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When, in early 2017, Cynthia Zamora bit through her tongue in the middle of the night, she had no idea that a 5.4cm cancerous tumour actually surrounded her tongue. Zamora at first didn't want to go to the doctor, but when her condition worsened she had no choice but to seek medical...

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Doctors in Virginia have issued a warning over a viral illness outbreak, as per reports. In a letter sent out on Wednesday, doctors in the Central Shenandoah Health District explained how the disease is affecting children. Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) has been seen widely in the...

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Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats from olive oil and nuts provides better protection against heart attack and stroke than a low-fat diet, a new Spanish trial has shown. This is great news for South Africans. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa, 225 South...

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Where you live in the world may determine whether you'll survive a snakebite. About 93 million people worldwide live in remote regions where there are venomous snakes. If bitten, these folks are at increased risk of death due to limited access to anti-venom drugs, researchers said. In...

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Everyone has their preferred sleeping position. But while the position in which you sleep may be the coziest, it might not be the best one for your health. We take a look at a few sleeping positions and their effects on your health: 1. Lying on your stomach In an interview with Tonic,...

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Marco Deplano is a urologist who works as a physician in Sardinia, Italy. He’s young for a doctor, but due to the nature of his profession he’s already encountered a lot of things in his life; some good, some not so good. While working one day he met an old woman who left such a big...

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These pork chops are the perfect easy-to-make weekend meal that you can cook on the stove or throw on a braai. This recipe is simple, tasty and easy on the budget. The sweet sticky marinade is so versatile, you can use it to marinate wings or make a roast chicken with a difference. Serve the...

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Karey Mason, from East Sussex in England, was recently faced with a near impossible choice which no parent should have to make. She could relieve her daughter’s constant and unbearable pain – but the treatment would rob her of her sight. Maisie Doswell, now 14 years old and with all...

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It’s not difficult to see why a vast majority of viral videos online concern animals. Let’s face it, pets in general have an aptitude for performing when the spotlight is on them. They’re unpredictable, adorable and, most of the time at least, incredibly funny. Dogs perhaps...

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Pop quiz: what does the Backstreet Boys’ Millennium album have in common with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)? No, not the saccharine overload. 
Millennium was the top-selling album in 1999, the same year HFCS consumption peaked in the US, according to the United States Department of...

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Nicola Davidson had lost massive amounts of weight before and was always on a lose-gain-lose-gain cycle. “But, because my mind wasn’t right, I gained all the weight back and more,” she says. In truth, it never happens overnight. “I’ve surprised myself every day with my...

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If you have diabetes, there is no reason you should have to avoid certain fruits. In fact, there is no such thing as a “bad” fruit. Fruits are an important component of a healthy, balanced diet as they are loaded with powerful nutrients and antioxidants that promote health. Many...

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Cigarette sales peaked in the 1960s and have drastically declined since then. Tobacco products were once displayed across billboards and magazine covers. Smokers could enjoy the pleasures of lighting up a cigarette just about anywhere. At one point even pregnant women were encouraged to...

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Are you the kind of parent that’s always hugging your kids? If the answer is yes then don’t stop doing what you’re doing. According to new reserach, physical affection during a baby’s development period is even more important than we thought. The more you hug a baby,...

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If you are clued up on the topics of sport injury recovery, rejuvenation, beauty or a healthy lifestyle in general, you might have heard about cryotherapy. Cryotherapy, more generally known as cold therapy, is a method of medical therapy involving extremely cold temperatures. The science behind...

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