Fitness and health 17.5.2017 02:21 pm

What happens to the body on hunger strike?

In the first two weeks, hormonal changes can make strikers strangely serene, even happy.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails entered the second month of a hunger strike on Wednesday.

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Chaka Chaka teams up with health department to fight malaria image
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Chaka Chaka teams up with health department to fight malaria

The songbird says we can win the fight against this disease if we prioritise cleanliness.
Pilot project promotes healthy living in township schools image
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Pilot project promotes healthy living in township schools

The campaign is launched against the backdrop of the country’s growing childhood obesity problem.
Epilepsy drug behind up to 4 100 ‘severe birth defects’ in France image
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Epilepsy drug behind up to 4 100 ‘severe birth defects’ in France

Women who took the drug during pregnancy to treat epilepsy were four times more likely to give birth to babies with congenital malformations.
SA needs more than a sugar tax to get to the bottom of obesity image
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SA needs more than a sugar tax to get to the bottom of obesity

Taxes won’t solve the fact that we spend a lot of time sitting around, not sleeping and being stressed.
How to make your next sexual health check less, erm … awkward image
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How to make your next sexual health check less, erm … awkward

Nothing you say will shock or embarrass a doctor during your next sexual health check.
What are ‘coffee naps’ and can they help you power through the day? image
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What are ‘coffee naps’ and can they help you power through the day?

Is there any evidence to back the power of these so-called coffee naps? Or are we better off getting a good night’s sleep?
Solutions needed to help SA’s ailing healthcare sector image
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Solutions needed to help SA’s ailing healthcare sector

Key players within the industry have used the blame game in the face of escalating problems.
Finalists get ‘fit’ ahead of Miss SA 2017 pageant image
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Finalists get ‘fit’ ahead of Miss SA 2017 pageant

The women took part in various activities such as attending a yoga class as well as a core development posture session.
Cholesterol-slashing drug does not impair brain – study image
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Cholesterol-slashing drug does not impair brain – study

The drug has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in patients who have severely clogged arteries.
How to deal with ectopic pregnancy image
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How to deal with ectopic pregnancy

Women who don’t conceive naturally can try again.
Gastrointestinal: Bleeding where you shouldn’t image
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Gastrointestinal: Bleeding where you shouldn’t

Signs to watch for include bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.