Men with dry, itchy scalp are a turn-off — poll

Over 80 percent of women find men with a dry, itchy scalp a turn off, according to a new poll. And, men with the condition – which affects one in four males – say it’s embarrassing and agree it’s unattractive. The survey, by market researchers, Beauty Bulletin, on behalf of Alpecin...

Winelands village voted tops, up for property “Oscar” award

A community-focused residential and commercial village in the Stellenbosch winelands has been judged as South Africa’s best mixed-use property development, placing it in line for one of the most prestigious property awards in the world. Nooitgedacht Village, which has attracted investment of over R1billion since it’s 2013 launch, was voted...

Circumcision lowers STI risk in women – study

Male circumcision may help reduce women’s risk of contracting various sexually transmitted diseases as well as cervical cancer, according to recent research. There is already compelling evidence that circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually-acquired HIV infection by 60%, according to the World Health Organisation. And, while it is well known that...

SA doctors over-prescribing antibiotics, posing health risk — study

South African doctors are over-prescribing antibiotics, contributing to resistance and making infections such as colds and bronchitis much more difficult to treat, according to a new study. The research, by Wits University and the London School of Economics, found that 78% of patients sent to a public clinic and 67%...

Cape township school gets 400 bikes from Epic fundraisers

A high school in an informal settlement near Cape Town is set to receive 400 bicycles funded through R1-million raised by 15 Absa Cape Epic riders recently. ...

Insomnia may be in the genes – study

Insomnia may be hereditary, and lack of sleep is linked to a host of health problems, particularly heart disease and depression, according to recent research....

Excessive urination at night (nocturia) affects one in three

Nocturia, or excessive urination at night, can affect up to one in three older people and is more prominent in women than men, research shows. ...

SA joins global investor swoop on top Swiss resort

South Africans are among a global surge of interested investors in one of Switzerland’s biggest ski resorts where restrictive foreign property laws have been lifted resulting in record sales.

Heart disease a major cause of female deaths – but many don’t care

Although heart disease is a leading cause of death in women, new research shows that the large majority of young females worry very little or not at all about the problem.

Act early to counter the agony of kidney stones — urologist

Kidney stones are among the top 20 most painful medical conditions, may be avoided through a healthy diet and lifestyle, and can be effectively treated by a urologist if addressed early.

High-fibre diet helps you live longer — studies

Two new studies show a high-fibre diet helps counter chronic disease and contributes to longevity.  

Infertility affects up to one in five, can often be treated

Research shows that up to 20% of South African couples may suffer from infertility – ranked by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the fifth highest serious global disability.  

Colour shampoo contributes to Dr Wolff Group global growth

A new caffeine-based colour shampoo by Plantur 39, popular among women seeking a deeper brown shade, has contributed to ongoing growth of German cosmeceutical manufacturer, the Dr Wolff Group, which recorded an annual global turnover of €309 in 2018.  

Brain health to take centre stage in 2019 – expert

Brain health is set to take centre stage in 2019 with research showing that nutrition, sleep and stress management are among the most important factors influencing mental wellness.

Men silent on urinary incontinence – but it’s treatable

Urinary incontinence -- accidental loss or leaking of urine -- affects up to one in three older men, most of whom go untreated despite the discomfort caused.