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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....

Healthy hair more important to young women than sex – survey

A healthy head of hair is more important to young, upmarket South African women than an active sex life, an attractive body or owning a car, according to a new survey....

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....

Vitamin D may ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – research

Supplementing with vitamin D may help relieve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as cramps, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia, studies show....

Women eat, men choose sex when stressed — study

A new UK study shows that half of women surveyed turn to food to deal with stress and anxiety while over a quarter of men choose sex or porn....

Smoking: a major cause of bladder cancer

Smoking is a major contributor to bladder cancer which affects both men and women and is often detected by blood in the urine, according to a leading South African urologist....

“German engineering” sparks Chinese online shopping binge

The power and magnitude of online Chinese shoppers and their demand for high-quality products has left German retailers reeling as selected goods sell-out unexpectedly across the country....

Check your prostate from 40 — top SA urologist

Men with a family history of prostate cancer should have prostate examinations from the age of 40, says a top SA Urologist....

Green tea trends in top 10 superfoods

US dieticians have placed green tea among the top 10 superfood trends for 2017, just months after South African scientists announced they had developed arguably the world’s most potent and effective green tea extract....

“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...