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Policy exemption allows SA investors to buy into top Swiss resort

South Africans seeking to diversify their investment portfolios are now able to buy into the biggest ski resort in Europe at competitive prices with significant tax incentives and highly attractive returns.  

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.

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.

Formal shoes may make come-back as sneaker obsession wanes

Formal shoes may be poised to make a comeback following a return on global catwalks to glamorous formalwear over streetwear such as sneakers and hoodies, according to trend commentators.

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...