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Diabetics at greater risk of contracting flu – research

People living with diabetes are at greater risk of contracting flu than non-diabetics, research shows. This is because diabetes sufferers are more likely to have an impaired immune system and are more susceptible to colds and flu infections, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). “Patients with...

Foot ulcers cost diabetics dearly – research

Eliminating foot ulcers could cut medical costs for diabetics by almost half, according to research. A recent US study by The Analysis Group showed that foot ulcers led to large medical bills for diabetics – almost double the other costs of treating the condition, according to...

New swimwear range promotes confidence in women

Speedo SA has introduced a range of swimwear designed by women to shape and smooth their bodies for maximum confidence in and out of the water.  The Speedo Sculpture range was created after the analysis of over 5 400 female body shapes to create swimsuits...

Join the journey to great health with Marcus Rohrer Spirulina

South African consumers are being encouraged to embrace a healthy lifestyle and win prizes by signing up for a 12-week health and wellness initiative by super multi-nutrient, Marcus Rohrer Spirulina, called Viva Great Health.

Seardel’s Brand ID acquires Super-Brands’ sports brands

 Sports and lifestyle company, Brand ID, has announced the acquisition of the full portfolio of sports brands from Super-Brands, catapulting it into one of the largest sports and lifestyle brand marketing and distribution companies in SA.

A healthy body, mind and soul this Valentine’s Day

Open communication, mental well-being and a healthy sex life may all contribute to a blissful Valentine’s Day and a thriving relationship. In South Africa, lack of communication accounts for 70% of all relationship breakdowns while a lack of sexual intimacy plays a huge part in divorce...

Choosing your perfect goggle

When it comes to goggles, a great fit is as important as clear vision. That’s why Speedo’s Research and Development team, Aqualab®, conducted extensive scanning and analysis to develop IQfit™ technology, resulting in virtually leak-free goggles, accurately contoured for the best fit.

Get beautiful skin

You are what you eat!  What you put into your body determines what you look like on the outside. Your skin tells you what is happening in your body. Dryness, acne, puffiness, and bad pigmentation can all be signs of a poor diet. Your skin indicates how...

A natural lice protocol for back-to-school

As thousands of children head back to school this month, the threat of lice infestation looms large for some as summer is the most common month for lice activity. And, research shows that almost half of South African children are expected to contract life at some...

Dental emergencies on holiday

So the long-awaited end-of-year holiday is finally here. Your bags are packed and off you go. Excitement is at an all time high and then….ouch! you break a tooth, lose a crown or start to suffer painful tooth ache. Murphy’s Law somehow often prevails over holiday...

Wearing braces?

Here are some important tips to guide you through this process. Dr Marc Sher (B.Ch.D), consultant to Litha Pharma.

SA sports heroes help raise R650 000 in charity golf event

A group of golfers, including South African sports celebrities Jacques Kallis, Nick Mallet, Jake White and Francois Pienaar, have raised and donated almost R650 000 to help fund several struggling community organisations. The sports stars were among about 1000 golfers who played in the week-long Cadiz Steenberg...

New robotic surgical technology unveiled in SA

South Africa’s first robotic surgery system was launched at The Urology Hospital on Wednesday, 2 October 2013, marking a new era in high tech health care.

The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is set to take surgery to the next level as it is ideal for both complex and delicate surgeries such as the removal of the prostate gland (prostatectomy). The robotic system will be operational at the hospital in Pretoria from 21 October.

SA’s legendary big wave rider and fiance` win 2013 Tandem Surfing Championships

An engaged couple took honours at the Similasan Tandem Surfing Championships at Muizenberg, Cape Town, over the weekend.

Tandem surfing involves two surfers, either on a longboard or stand up paddle (SUP) board, executing maneuvers and lifts for score in an attempt to walk away with the winner’s trophy.

Cape golfers come to the aid of struggling community projects

Cape golfers at one of the world’s top golf estates are set to play in a week-long fund-raising tournament this month to keep a centre which assists disabled children afloat and to help fund several other community organisations.

The Cadiz Steenberg Classic, from October 27 to November 2, draws around 1000 golfers annually to the unique, week-long tournament at the premier Steenberg Golf Estate in Cape Town -- voted by Condé Nast as the number one golf resort in SA and number two in the world.

Online tool forecasts women’s risk of hair loss

Women fearing hair loss hair can now assess their risk through a unique online analytical tool developed by the manufacturers of a caffeine-based shampoo, proven to stem female alopecia.

Caffeine shampoo helps stem hair loss in women – research

A caffeine complex has been scientifically shown to help stem hair loss in females, providing hope for millions of women suffering from what was once widely believed to be an exclusively male problem.

Millions of women the world over lose hair after menopause, largely due to decreasing estrogen which protects roots against the male hormone, testosterone. After menopause, estrogen levels drop and the impact of testosterone increases, sometimes resulting in a receding hair line, hair becoming thinner and hair falling out prematurely.

The Perfect Holiday Gift from Speedo

Speedo has the perfect gifts to help you and your loved ones Get Speedo Fit this summer – from training aids and best fitting goggles to underwater MP3 players. Speedo Aquabeat underwater MP3 player
  • Available in 4GB to store around 2,000 average sized MP3s, the Speedo Aquabeat 2 offers MP3 features such as playlist creation and shuffle modes with water resistance of up to three metres. The MP3 player also boasts radio and stopwatch functions.

Get Speedo Fit with Michael Phelps

Leading swimwear brand, Speedo SA, has launched a series of exciting videos featuring super athlete Michael Phelps advocating the benefits of swimming. The introductory 1 minute 44 second Get Speedo Fit with Michael PhelpsPhysical video informs viewers of the physical benefits of swimming for any age or body type and encourages people to get into the pool.

Why swimming is better than land-based exercise

A new survey shows that swimming provides a better workout than most other exercise. Undertaken by global research company Vision Critical, 4,120 randomly selected adults living in the UK, USA, France and China were surveyed.

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