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.

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Be cautious of fake leather — top shoe designer

Leather footwear has been in fashion for centuries due to comfort, durability and health benefits and consumers should be cautious of the hazards of faux leather, says one of the country’s top shoe designers.

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Kidney infection could lead to life-threatening problems

Kidney infection, often caused by bladder contagions, must be treated immediately to avoid life-threatening problems, says a top South African urologist.

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Top global cancer experts visit SA to share on integrative treatment

Two of the world’s greatest minds in cancer research, Prof Dan Burke and Dr Binu Kuruvilla (see biographies below), are to visit South Africa in April to share their experiences, knowledge and the latest developments in the field of integrative cancer prevention and treatment with local health professionals.

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Businessman in 24-hr swim to help prevent drownings

A Cape Town businessman, aiming to be the first South African to conquer seven of the world’s most brutal ocean swims, will lead about 30 swimmers in a 24-hour endurance swim on April 12 to raise funds to teach water skills to disadvantaged children.

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Vitamin D may ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – research

Supplementing with vitamin D may help relieve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as cramps, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia, studies show.

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Women eat, men choose sex when stressed — study

A new UK study shows that half of women surveyed turn to food to deal with stress and anxiety while over a quarter of men choose sex or porn.   The study by London’s University College surveyed 115 men and 250 women and found that 27% of the males chose sex and porn to relax, (...)

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Smoking: a major cause of bladder cancer

Smoking is a major contributor to bladder cancer which affects both men and women and is often detected by blood in the urine, according to a leading South African urologist.

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“German engineering” sparks Chinese online shopping binge

The power and magnitude of online Chinese shoppers and their demand for high-quality products has left German retailers reeling as selected goods sell-out unexpectedly across the country.

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Check your prostate from 40 — top SA urologist

Men with a family history of prostate cancer should have prostate examinations from the age of 40, says a top SA Urologist.

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