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There are times when it is extremely useful to know your blood type. Here are four very good reasons to know yours.

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Lauren Segal is a four-time cancer survivor, who finds strength in sharing her story with others. We chatted to her about what she’s learnt and how she’s changed.

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Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health – but it’s also one of the hardest. These are the methods that science says are the most effective.

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You’ve probably heard that a little exposure to germs and dirt is a good thing, but also that you should wash your hands regularly. So, what’s the best way to stay healthy? 1Life investigates.

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You can get tested for the mutated gene responsible for some breast cancers. But not every person should have the test. Find out why.

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Sometimes illness isn’t as straightforward as a sore throat or a tummy ache. These surprising symptoms can often be the sign of an underlying condition.

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Cervical cancer is highly treatable if detected early, and highly preventable if you get the HPV vaccine. Here’s what you need to know.

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These new treatments and medical procedures could change the lives of women around the world.

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The overuse of antibiotics is putting us all in danger. But how can a patient decide whether or not to accept an antibiotic from their doctor?

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The United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, and South Africans are also at risk of becoming addicted to this class of painkiller. Learn the signs…