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Even diet drinks can make us fat

People over 65 who drink diet cold drinks every day tend to expand their waistlines by much more than people who prefer other beverages.

Gout might save you from Alzheimer's

People who suffer from gout can take comfort in one thing - they may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, researchers said this week.

Watch: Things black men are tired of hearing

A group of black American men add their voices to the dialogue that addresses the negative way they are viewed in American society.

Gallery: 'Fight, Flight, Feathers, F***ers' at Dance Umbrella festival

Artists from the Moving Into Dance Mophatong (MIDM) dance company perform during the show "Fight, Flight, Feathers, F***ers" as part of the annual Dance Umbrella festival at the Dance Factory Newtown in Johannesburg and runs until the 15th of March 2015.

Life & Style

Lack of sex contributes to depression in South African women

A study by anti-depressant pharmaceutical firm Pharma Dynamics has found that little bedroom action elevates symptoms of depression in South African women.

Dad’s genes dominate: study

Even if you look like your mother, an innovative study suggests that not only humans but, in fact, all mammals are genetically more like Dad.

Dating is a bit steep for oldies

Smartphone dating app Tinder launched a premium paid subscription version this week, but drew criticism over a pricing system that charges older users more.

Brush Up: Treat your palate — or just swish about i your palette

Can you remember the last time you painted something simply for the sake of dipping brushes and making shapes?

Cafe Culture: The great outdoors

The sorry chorus around the table as we sat outside on the charming Bree Street pavement in Cape Town was "Why don't we have this in Joburg?"

Health

Cut down on sugar: WHO

New guidelines from the World Health Organization recommend people of all ages reduce ‘free sugar' intake to less than 10% of daily energy intakes and warn of the health risks of hidden sweeteners.

Avoiding snacking could help protect the heart, study suggests

Adhering to a strict mealtime schedule could protect the heart from age-related disease, according to research.

One billion young at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO

More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through listening to loud music, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Origins of AIDS virus strains traced to gorillas

Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States.