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.

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Saffron may boost libido, ease depression – studies

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

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

Position title: Junior Account Executive Company: Leap Communications – PR & Marketing agency Location: Deep South of Cape Town Salary: TBC Educational level: preferably diploma or degree Job level: Junior Experience: At least one year in PR or by related field Type: Contract   Position summary: Leap Communications seeks a Junior Account Executive to join (...)

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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.

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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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