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Millions of men using the wrong shampoo — research

Millions of men around the world may be using the wrong shampoo, according to new research. Surveys conducted in South Africa, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore, found that an average one in four men surveyed had a dry scalp and most of them are using an...

Robotic surgery: preserving erectile function and urinary control

Robotic surgery for prostate cancer is increasingly preserving erectile function and urinary control compared to conventional procedures, according to one of South Africa’s top urologists. Dr Lance Coetzee, from The Urology Hospital, Pretoria – the first hospital in the country to acquire a robotic surgical system...

The Chelsea boot goes formal in fashion revival

Formal boots are set to trend this winter as their revival as a fashion must-have continues to dominate the world.   Chelsea boots in particular – ankle-high boots sporting an elastic gusset or a monk strap – are trending among men and women of all ages, says...

Fight disease, live longer with a polyphenol-rich diet

Powerful plant-based compounds called polyphenols -- found in superfoods such as green tea and in the Mediterranean diet – may protect against heart diseases, diabetes, cancers and help prolong life, according to extensive research.   Polyphenols are found in green tea, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, herbs, olive...

Unplanned pregnancies pose health risks – research

At least three quarters of South African pregnancies are unplanned, contributing significantly to high risks during early pregnancy, according to research.   The Foundation of Alcohol Research found in a study that 78 percent of SA pregnancies are unplanned, leading to many mothers drinking well into their...

Technology and language help identify depression — study

New, technology-based research shows that those suffering from depression use language differently and that words and expressions can help identify whether someone is depressed.   It is well known that those with depression use words conveying negative emotions such as “lonely,” “sad” and “miserable” as well as...

Menopausal women need support at work – study

Government and employers should do more to support menopausal women who often find symptoms exacerbated and difficult to manage at work, a UK report recommends. The findings indicate that compared to other reproductive stages such as pregnancy and maternity, menopause is not well understood or catered...

Detox daily to avoid unhealthy annual purge

Eating a well-balanced, nutrition-rich diet consistently and pursuing a healthy lifestyle will eliminate the need to detox or purge after the holidays, according to a leading nutritional expert.   Vanessa Ascencao says consistent healthy eating will also lead to weight loss which will in turn help counter...

Sandal/shoe hybrid makes a comeback this summer

Sandalised shoes are making a major comeback this summer as many male consumers choose comfort, style and ventilation over formal footwear, according to a leading shoe designer. Bolton Footwear’s Devan Odayan says there’s been renewed interest and demand this summer for the sandal and shoe hybrid...

Just two sugary drinks a week is hazardous – research

  Research shows that just two sugar sweetened beverages a week may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, while drinking one a day may raise blood pressure.   A Stellenbosch University review of 36 studies found that the consumption of sweetened drinks is steadily rising worldwide, impacting...

Green tea boosts memory and weight loss – study

A recent study has found that green tea may help improve memory and fight obesity....

High heels causing deformity, injury – research

New research has shown a clear link between high heels, foot deformity, osteoarthritis and other injury....

CoQ10 & selenium may slash heart disease death by 50% – study

Supplementing with the energy producing enzyme CoQ10 and selenium may cut the risk of death from heart disease – which claims about 76 000 South African lives a year -- by half, a study has found....

Stress, diets, ageing among top 10 women hair loss* triggers

Extreme stress, crash diets and ageing are among the top 10 causes of hair-loss* in women, according to one of the world’s leading hair experts, Dr Adolf Klenk....

Almost half of SA women are obese – study

South African women have the highest obesity rate (42%) in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent study....

Saffron may boost libido, ease depression – studies

The ancient spice, Saffron, may help boost libido, alleviate depression and enhance mood, studies show....

Counter health risks from prolonged standing with the right shoes

Many South Africans stand for more than half their working day, posing health risks such as lower back pain, circulation problems and blood clots and highlighting the need for comfortable footwear....

Leap Communications seeks a Junior Account Executive to join our small but dynamic team

Leap Communications seeks a Junior Account Executive to join our small but dynamic team. The incumbent must be a highly-motivated, hard-working, solution-driven individual who fits well with the team....

Low iron may be linked to “exhaustion epidemic”

Iron deficiency may be one of the reasons behind an “exhaustion epidemic” in which up to four out of five women complain of extreme tiredness, according to reports....

Healthy hair more important to young women than sex – survey

A healthy head of hair is more important to young, upmarket South African women than an active sex life, an attractive body or owning a car, according to a new survey....