Heart healthy diet challenged in new study

A new global study challenges conventional thinking about heart healthy diets, finding that moderate amounts of dairy and unprocessed red meat may in fact be beneficial for longevity and cardiovascular health.  

Fight high lupus deaths with healthy lifestyle – expert

A new study has found that the chronic auto-immune condition, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, is a leading cause of mortality in females which until now has gone largely unrecognised.  

Foot pain affects one in four – research

Foot pain affects one in four adults over 45, is more prevalent in women than men, and increases the risk of falling, according to research.  

Gut health linked to mental well-being — study

A new global study has reinforced the link between mental health and gut bacteria and indicates that a diet rich in many different types of vegetables may contribute to improved health.   The global crowd-sourced study by the University of California of over 11 000 participants found...

Fight high lupus deaths with healthy lifestyle – expert

A new study has found that the chronic auto-immune condition, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, is a leading cause of mortality in females which until now has gone largely unrecognised.  

Fight high lupus deaths with healthy lifestyle – expert

A new study has found that the chronic auto-immune condition, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly known as lupus, is a leading cause of mortality in females which until now has gone largely unrecognised.   And, although there is no known cure, a leading SA health expert says...

Crockett goes casual

One of the world’s most sought after formal shoe brands has introduced a casual range in line with international trends.

Clinical circumcision offers a lifetime of benefits — urologist

  Male circumcision offers a lifetime of medical and health benefits provided it is done safely and in the best possible clinical environment, advises a top urologist.   “As much as circumcision is a simple procedure, things can go wrong and the consequences can be devastating. This is...

Potent SA green tea extract voted among world’s top new products

A highly potent South African green tea extract, Origine 8, produced in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains in Mpumalanga, has been voted as one of the world’s top new products at one of Europe’s most prestigious natural health trade shows.  

High dose vitamin C shortens colds – research

Vitamin C supplementation may shorten the duration of colds, research shows.   Analysing two randomized trials, scientists from the University of Helsinki, Finland, found that compared to placebo, 8g of vitamin C administered on the first day of the cold shortened its duration by an average 19...

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...