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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...

Brain study proves link between stress, inflammation, heart attack & death

New research shows that increased activity in the stress center of the brain leads to inflammation in arteries and a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death. The study, by the American College of Cardiology, showed subjects with greater activity in the brain’s stress center...

PMS may result in high blood pressure — study

  Women who experience moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) risk contracting high blood pressure later in life, according to extensive US research.   A 14-year-long study between 1001 and 2005 by the University of Massachusetts and the Harvard School of Public Health researched the link between PMS...

New boat shoe crosses cultural and age divides

  The manufacturers of the shoes Nelson Mandela wore when he was released from prison have launched a trendy, new, high-quality boat shoe which crosses cultural and age divides.

“Crash” diets may lead to hair loss – scientist

“Crash” diets may lead to extra-ordinary hair loss, according to leading global hair scientist, Dr Adolf Klenk.

Lack of sleep may cause type 2 diabetes in women – study

Latest research shows that women with sleep problems have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The 10-year study by Harvard University in the US focused on 133 353 women with sleep problems such as difficulties falling or staying asleep and sleep apnoea. The study group...

Sunny SA may not be enough; supplement with vitamin D – study

 March 2016 One in five SA children is vitamin D deficient despite sufficient exposure to sunlight, a study shows.   The study by a host of African and Middle Eastern academics, published in the South African Medical Journal, proposes new ways to address deficiency, including supplementing with vitamin...

Expansion drives Dr. Wolff sales to record levels in 110th year

March 2016 Bielefeld, March 2016. In the past business year, the Dr. Wolff Group generated internal growth of 9 percent, resulting in sales of 265 million euros (2014: 242 million euros) and marking an increase for the eleventh time in a row.  At the family-run Dr....