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Health24.com | Why a drink a day might be good for diabetics' health

Chinese research has shown lower levels of insulin and improved insulin resistance in people who drank light to moderate amounts of alcohol.

Health24.com | WATCH: This 'human cheese' is made from celebrity armpit bacteria

Imagine eating a cheese made with bacteria from the armpits, noses and bellybuttons of your favourite celebrity. Well, now it's a real thing.

Health24.com | WATCH: Sperm counts are falling, but there could be an answer to the 'semen crisis'

While it's not a full-blown crisis, the mysterious drop in sperm counts is being tackled by sperm-tech startups.

Health24.com | As more research about vaping becomes available, another shocking new finding – it could harm young women’s fertility

A new study found that young women who vape may find it more difficult to conceive due to vaping affecting their eggs.

Health24.com | WATCH: This is how casinos use smell to hack your brain

Casinos are designed to smell a certain way to convince to part with more of your hard-earned money.

Health24.com | This common medication can cause behavioural problems in children if taken during pregnancy

A new study has linked paracetamol intake during pregnancy with potential behavioural and cognitive problems during childhood.

Health24.com | Caring for children whose parents succumb to drugs and alcohol

'They can't read, they can't write, and actually they are in the wrong school,' says Angela Salter, founder of the Adonai Crisis Centre which looks after children whose parents abuse alcohol and drugs.

Health24.com | Do you think your personality needs an overhaul?

You may think it's too late, that you're set in your ways, but research says otherwise – it is possible to change your personality, and change it for the better.

Health24.com | Scientists explore a surprising new source of omega-3s

Even though fish is a great source of omega-3s, it's costly and the shortage of fish – globally – is growing, but scientists are exploring another avenue for humans to get their 'brain food'.

Health24.com | WATCH: These foods can boost your immune system

When multivitamins simply aren't enough, here are the foods that can boost your immune system.

Health24.com | How later bedtimes could mean wider waistlines for teen girls

Research reveals that teen girls, who want to be night owls, but need to be early birds, are at higher risk of gaining weight around their waist.

Health24.com | Is your pelvic pain a sign of endometriosis?

While pelvic pain can be a sign of many conditions, endometriosis is among the most common.

Health24.com | WATCH: Is it healthier to eat your veggies cooked or raw?

It's no secret that vegetables are good for you, but is it better to have them cooked or eat them raw?

Health24.com | Your lifestyle may explain premature heart disease better than your genetics

A new study has shown that it is in fact your lifestyle and not necessarily your genetics that explains most premature heart disease.

Health24.com | Village Clinic: The seven-year fight for a permanent clinic ends

The community protested, activists threatened legal action, and a settlement was reached. Seven years later, the newly built permanent Village Clinic was opened.

Health24.com | Can sugar really weaken your immune system?

You know you need to reduce your sugar intake, but is it absolutely necessary to give up your favourite cold drink?

Health24.com | PODCAST | Growing up in a time of HIV: 'The babies we saved decades ago are now contracting the virus in their teens'

As children, they escaped the virus through revolutions in medication. But today, they face an old foe again.

Health24.com | Even dolphins are threatened by antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

According to a recent report, bottlenose dolphins in the English Channel harbour a number of toxic chemicals, including some that have been banned for decades.

Health24.com | Exactly how can flu damage your heart?

There is a reason why you shouldn't exercise when you are suffering (and even recovering) from flu.

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