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“De-stressing may reverse grey hair” – survey

A survey shows that a quarter of South Africans over 35 say they are greying prematurely and believe that reducing stress could help reverse this phenomenon....

Corporate Social Investment

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

Break in new shoes correctly this holiday

Breaking in new shoes need not be a painful experience and simply requires following a few important rules, according to a leading shoe designer....

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...

Top German pro donates kit to SA cycling development academy

Top German pro cyclist, Johannes Fröhlinger, of Team Giant-Alpecin, on Thursday donated kit to the Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township and encouraged development cyclists to pursue their dreams of becoming champions. Fröhlinger, who recently placed 14th at China’s Tour of Hainan where...

Robotic surgery improving prostate cancer treatment in SA

Robotic surgery has improved the treatment of prostate cancer in South Africa, reducing side effects by lowering levels of incontinence and impotence significantly compared to conventional open surgery, according to one of SA’s leading urologists, Dr Lance Coetzee. Coetzee, from The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, was speaking...

SA scientists develop potent, disease-fighting green tea extract

South African scientists and medical experts have developed arguably the world’s most potent and effective green tea extract to help fight disease and boost health and vitality across the globe. A clinical study shows that revolutionary new SA technology used in the processing and delivery system...

Stylishly chunky new Barker shoe is ideal for work and fun

Barker Footwear has developed a stylishly chunky casual range called the Flexi-Welt for both work and leisure wear. The fashion forward, high-quality leather Flexi-Welt has a thicker and chunkier sole which includes a coloured shoe inner. The sole has gel pads at the forefoot for maximum...

Early detection can cure testicular cancer

While most cancers affect those in middle age and older, testicular cancer affects men aged primarily between 17 and 35 and if detected early, can be successfully treated.   Although no specific SA stats are available, testicular cancer affects about one in 263 men in the US,...

Extreme swimmer aims to be first in SA to conquer “Oceans Seven”

A Cape Town businessman is aiming to become the first South African to conquer seven of the world’s most brutal, long-distance, open water swims known as “Oceans Seven” – and help poor communities in the process.

Flip flops threaten foot health, choose sandals

Wearing flip flops for long periods may damage your feet, according to a top international podiatrist who recommends supportive sandals instead. Dr Jackie Sutera, a podiatrist and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association, says wearing flip flops may damage heels and toes and cause blisters...

European trend-setting shoe style now made in SA

Leading upmarket footwear brand, Crockett & Jones, has developed a cutting edge, high-walled, chisel-nosed Boutique shoe range in SA, based on the latest fashion trends in Europe.   “This style is big in Europe and has had highly favourable market reaction in our test phase locally,” said...

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...

Don’t let incontinence destroy your life – it is curable

Old age, pregnancy, childbirth, obesity and genetic factors may all contribute to incontinence, which affects women more than men, may cause emotional damage, but is curable. Although no official statistics are available, urinary incontinence is believed to affect at least one in 10 people globally. In...

Cape Town, Durban residents more grey, stressed, than Gauteng – survey

Despite their laid-back reputation, more Cape Town and Durban residents say they are going grey – which they attribute to stress – than their Gauteng counterparts, according to a new survey. About two in three Cape Town and Durban residents surveyed (about 64%) say their hair...

Big bicycle prizes up for grabs from Team Giant-Alpecin

Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo, co-sponsors of Team Giant-Alpecin currently racing in the Tour de France, is offering South Africans the chance to win one of three Giant bicycles valued at R33 000 each. Team Giant-Alpecin is one of the world’s top 15 pro cycling outfits and is...

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,...

Botched penis operations can be avoided — specialist

An estimated one in 300 males are born with the penis defect hypospadias and should be referred to a specialist paediatric urologist within the first six months of birth for corrective surgery.
 

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.

Avoid back pain by choosing the right shoes

Back pain may be directly linked to foot problems caused by uncomfortable shoes, according to one of the country’s leading shoe companies, Barker Footwear, which has re-launched a leather, soft-soled and stylish range for men who spend long periods on their feet. “Standing throughout the day...