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Health24.com | ‘Swine flu’ vaccine unlikely to raise birth defect risk

  • September 20, 2016 | Media 24

A new Swedish study indicates that first trimester administration of H1N1 vaccine does not seem to increase congenital birth defects.

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Health24.com | WATCH: What is a ‘head orgasm’?

  • September 20, 2016 | Media 24

Imagine a sound that can cause a pleasurable tingling sensation in the back of your head and neck . . . This rare phenomenon feels so good experts dubbed it a ‘head orgasm’.

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Health24.com | Paediatricians warn: codeine not safe for kids

  • September 20, 2016 | Media 24

A leading paediatricians’ group has warned that the way codeine is processed in the body is very dangerous for children and can result in death.

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Health24.com | Too much or too little sleep may cause heart problems

  • September 20, 2016 | Media 24

The American Heart Association says that short sleep, overly long sleep and sleep disorders may increase some cardiovascular risk factors.

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Health24.com | Is Candida a sexually transmitted infection?

  • September 20, 2016 | Media 24

Candida is a common yeast infection that may affect the sexual organs – but can it actually be classified as an STI?

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Health24.com | Vasectomy may not raise prostate cancer risk after all

  • September 20, 2016 | Media 24

Vasectomy is an effective and inexpensive long-term method of birth control, and a new study indicates that it is unlikely to meaningfully increase the risk of prostate cancer.

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Health24.com | Overweight kids often shunned and bullied

  • September 19, 2016 | Media 24

Investigators analysed students’ responses to questions about their experiences with weight discrimination and how these experiences affected them from one school year to the next.

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Health24.com | Global fund collects $13 billion to fight Aids, malaria and TB

  • September 19, 2016 | Media 24

The Global Fund has so far spent $30 billion on programmes to fight these three deadly diseases around the world, with most of it going to Africa.

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Health24.com | 6 reasons why you should opt for home cooking this weekend

  • September 19, 2016 | Media 24

While many South African prefer to eat out over weekends, there are major benefits to choosing to stay home and cook.

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Health24.com | Bipolar kids more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol

  • September 19, 2016 | Media 24

A study showed that among young teens with bipolar disorder there was a much higher level of substance use than in the control group.

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