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. ...

Alpecin’s Willie Smit donates bikes, kit to development cycling

Top SA rider, Willie Smit, donated three bicycles and kit worth over R60 000 on behalf of his  sponsor, Alpecin, to the Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy on Wednesday, urging the country to get behind development cycling.

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.  

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...

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....

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....

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....

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...

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....

Corporate Social Investment

Leap Communications supports Elisabeth Yolisa Home for Children (operating as Kiddies Corner crèche) in Masiphumelele, near Capri in the Noordhoek Valley....

Kidney stones more prevalent in men, can be avoided

Kidney stones are twice as common in males than females and although sometimes genetic, they may be avoided through adopting a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Kidney stones develop when urine contains high levels of crystal-forming substances such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid, resulting...

Vitamin D, the new vitamin C?

Vitamin D’s powerful immune boosting characteristics may make it more important than vitamin C in helping counter colds and flu. Research shows that supplementing with vitamin D may cut flu risk by up to 42 percent. Studies also show that vitamin D is as important as...

Low vitamin B12 levels linked to autism, schizophrenia – study

Vitamin B12 deficiency, which affects up to 40% of the population, may contribute to autism, schizophrenia and a defective nervous system, research shows. Vitamin B12 helps the body produce DNA, red blood cells, proteins, hormones and lipids (fats). It’s also important for a healthy nervous system,...

Circumcision on the rise at Africa’s only specialised urology hospital

Medical circumcision is on the rise at The Urology Hospital in SA as more males seek to minimise the risk of contracting HIV, STDs and other urinary infections.