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Parents must demand safeguarding policies to protect children from abuseSouth Africa has some of the best reactive, but poorest proactive legislation around sexual abuse in the world, contributing to inordinately high incidents of rape and related crimes. 18 Oct 2021 Read more

Firm proves new home equity finance concept, targets national footprintOver R450bn in property assets is tied up in retired homeowners' hands, many of whom are cash-strapped and who now have access to a solution to supplement their monthly income through home equity finance - known internationally as a reverse mortgage. 27 Sep 2021 Read more

New study shows turmeric extract may lessen Alzheimer-linked organ damageA potent turmeric extract has been shown in new research to help lessen the potentially fatal damage from Alzheimer's disease on not only the brain, but also on peripheral organs. 16 Sep 2021 Read more

Majority of men over 60 have an enlarged prostate - treatment is availableResearch shows that majority of men over 60 will have an enlarged prostate which may affect their urinary system and quality of life and for which treatment ranges from medicine through to minimally invasive surgery. 14 Sep 2021 Read more

Women hardest hit by Covid, must protect themselves: health expertsThe Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women, especially South African women in areas such as mental distress, healthcare, gender-based violence and employment, research shows. 30 Aug 2021 Read more

SA athletes in Tokyo protected by protocols to prevent abuseAll South African Olympic and Paralympic athletes are being protected by world-leading protocols developed by a local organisation working to safeguard women and children from sexual harassment, bullying and other forms of abuse. 13 Aug 2021 Read more

"Let's all help address our country's inequalities" - Mrs SA contestantAll South Africans should consider identifying and supporting organisations helping redress SA's glaring socio-economic inequalities, says social activist and Mrs SA semi-finalist Chane Todd. 27 Jul 2021 Read more

Glutathione deficiency raises risk of severe Covid symptoms - researchA clinical review has shown that Covid-19 patients deficient in the powerful antioxidant, glutathione, are far more likely to experience severe symptoms of the disease. 26 Jul 2021 Read more

Ihlathi Estate, Cape Town, helps first-time home-owners access govt subsidyA property developer is helping South Africans earning under R22,000 a month access an "underutilised" government housing subsidy to assist those wishing to become first-time homeowners. 16 Jul 2021 Read more

Get enough sleep or face low energy and poor concentration - researchAt least a third of adults are not getting enough sleep, impacting detrimentally on a range of health processes, including mood, energy and concentration, according to research. 29 Jun 2021 Read more

'Reverse' ageing by three years through lifestyle and diet changes - studyFollowing a healthy lifestyle and diet, including specific nutrients, for just eight weeks may 'reverse' the ageing process by three years, a new study has found. 25 Jun 2021 Read more

Top SA urologist becomes first to complete 1,000 robotic surgeriesTop surgeon, Dr Lance Coetzee, who has become the first urologist in SA to complete 1,000 robotic procedures, says robots are changing the face of cancer treatment and are helping save lives. 15 Jun 2021 Read more

Irregular sleep may lead to bad moods and depression - studyA study shows that an irregular sleep schedule may increase the risk of depression and bad moods as much as getting fewer hours of sleep or staying up late. 21 May 2021 Read more

SA's kelp beds in Oscar-winning film may help relieve eczema - researchThe pristine Western Cape's kelp beds, featured recently in the Oscar-winning film My Octopus Teacher, are not only home to an amazing array of marine life but also contain compounds shown to help address a host of debilitating skin conditions, according to research. 10 May 2021 Read more

Increased omega-3 may dramatically cut heart attack risk - studyThe most comprehensive analysis of its kind shows that increased omega-3 fats may reduce multiple types of cardiovascular risk, including heart disease, a condition that accounts for over 17 million deaths globally each year. 28 Apr 2021 Read more

Potent turmeric extract helps protect brain from chemical exposure - studyA powerful turmeric extract may help protect the brain against a range of neurodegenerative diseases, including aluminium-induced neurotoxicity caused from daily exposure to chemicals in some cookware, cosmetics and medicines, a new study shows. 25 Mar 2021 Read more

Boost immunity for double whammy of third Covid wave and winterAs South Africans brace for at least one more wave of Covid-19 in the middle of the winter flu season, a clinical review recommends that healthy nutrition and supplementation with vitamins, minerals and probiotics may benefit immunity and prevent or ease viral infections. 15 Mar 2021 Read more

SA's kelp beds may hold key to relief from eczema - researchThe pristine Western Cape's kelp beds, featured recently in the film My Octopus Teacher, are not only home to an amazing array of marine life but also contain compounds shown to help address a host of debilitating skin conditions, according to research. 9 Mar 2021 Read more

Regular, structured exercise sufficient to lower risk of mental illness - studyMaintaining an active lifestyle and exercising regularly has stronger mental health benefits than intermittent bouts of intense aerobic activity, a new study has found. 23 Feb 2021 Read more

Now cheaper to buy than rent for first-time SA home buyers - global expertSelected properties under R1.5m are now significantly more affordable to buy than rent, offering first-time homeowners an unprecedented opportunity to get into the property market, says global property expert Toni Enderli. 19 Feb 2021 Read more

Microneedle technology better than collagen-boosting cream -- studyMicroneedle skincare technology has been shown to be safe and more effective than collagen-promoting face cream in addressing wrinkles, elasticity and hydration, according to research. 21 Jan 2021 Read more

Compound which protects seaweed shields humans from disease too -- studiesAn extract of seaweed which protects marine plants from disease has been shown in clinical studies to also help block viruses, prevent infections and inhibit the flu. 19 Jan 2021 Read more

Cannabis industry could help reboot economy if laws are easedThe cannabis trade could dramatically bolster South Africa's economy if authorities followed global trends and eased the country's prohibitively regulated industry, according to the Cannabis Trade Association Africa (CTAA). 15 Jan 2021 Read more

Modify holiday plans and manage Covid stress this festive season - health expertsWith stress levels in South Africa at an all-time high due to the Covid-19 pandemic, health experts have urged the public to plan carefully for the holidays to safeguard their physical and mental health. 10 Dec 2020 Read more

Balance blood sugar to think, learn and remember better - studyControlling blood sugar levels helped improve thinking, learning and memory in overweight people with type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. 20 Oct 2020 Read more

Indoor air pollution more toxic than outdoorsIndoor air pollution can be more toxic than outdoors and treating the air in homes, offices and other interior spaces with essential oils may be effective in countering viruses, bacteria, mould, fungi and dust mites, according to research. 28 Aug 2020 Read more

Pelvic floor damage affects both men and women and can be treated - urologistTrauma to the pelvic area caused by car accidents, surgery, obesity, overuse of supporting muscles and age may result in pelvic floor damage in both men and women and can often be treated, according to a leading urologist. 27 Aug 2020 Read more

World Bank-supported loans to retired homeowners now in SARetired South Africans who own homes but are cash-strapped may now apply for a loan, or "reverse mortgage", suggested in a recent policy paper by the World Bank as a way to supplement pension income. 22 Jul 2020 Read more

Vulnerable SA community gets free immune booster to help fight CovidA local health company has developed an immune-boosting supplement specifically for a vulnerable community to help protect against infections like Covid-19 and is donating a month's supply to 10,000 residents. 14 Jul 2020 Read more

Vitamins C, D, other nutrients vital to counter Covid - researchVitamins C, D, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, iron and selenium may be essential for immunity - a vital weapon in the fight against Covid-19 - and deficiency of these may make it difficult for the immune system to defend the body, a new study has found. 2 Jul 2020 Read more

Expect more buoyancy in affordable housing sector - expertHigh demand, easier lending conditions and transfer duty relief is driving the entry-level housing market in Cape Town with developers unable to keep up, according to property expert Toni Enderli. 9 Mar 2020 Read more

SA's first fully-integrated, mixed-income housing development launchesSouth Africa's first fully-integrated, mixed-income, mixed-use development, aimed at reversing apartheid spatial planning and located near Cape Town's CBD, has been launched for sale to the public. 14 Feb 2020 Read more

10% weight loss may reverse diabetes - researchA 10% weight loss may reverse type 2 diabetes and keeping the weight off may dramatically improve health and stabilise cardiometabolic risk factors, according to new research. 25 Oct 2019 Read more

Vitamin D lowers risk of cancer death - studySupplementing with vitamin D may lower the risk of cancer death by 16%, according to new research. 18 Oct 2019 Read more

'Fashion King' David Tlale launches bespoke proudly SA shoe collectionGlobal fashion maestro, David Tlale - feted around the world for his bold and elaborate designs - has teamed up with iconic shoe brand, Crockett & Jones, to produce a must-have collection of stylish and sophisticated formal footwear for young and trendy men. 3 Oct 2019 Read more

Hair affects self-esteem - choose the right shampooResearch shows that South African women rate hair as one of their most important priorities and that hair loss* negatively affects their self-esteem. 2 Oct 2019 Read more

Women to get free vitamin D from 'pay what you can' doctorA South African health company, committed to helping fight malnutrition among women and children, is backing a philanthropic doctor's "pay what you can" services by donating vitamin D supplements worth R300,000 to his patients. 25 Sep 2019 Read more

Invest in Swiss Alps for safe returns - property expertSouth Africans, fearful of a declining rand and uncertain property laws, could consider investing in Switzerland where one of the world's top ski resorts offers safe and attractive returns and an idyllic getaway, says a leading SA property expert. 2 Sep 2019 Read more

Men with dry, itchy scalp are a turn-off - pollOver 80% of women find men with a dry, itchy scalp a turn off, according to a new poll. 11 Jun 2019 Read more

Winelands village voted tops, up for property 'Oscar' awardA community-focused residential and commercial village in the Stellenbosch winelands has been judged as South Africa's best mixed-use property development, placing it in line for one of the most prestigious property awards in the world. 28 May 2019 Read more

Cape township school gets 400 bikes from Epic fundraisersA high school in an informal settlement near Cape Town is set to receive 400 bicycles funded through R1m raised by 15 Absa Cape Epic riders recently. 15 Apr 2019 Read more

Policy exemption allows SA investors to buy into top Swiss resortSouth 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. 26 Mar 2019 Read more

Colour shampoo contributes to Dr Wolff Group global growthA 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. 6 Feb 2019 Read more

Brain health to take centre stage in 2019 - expertBrain 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. 28 Jan 2019 Read more

Stress, booze and late nights pack on pounds - reportPersistent stress is directly linked to overeating, lack of sleep, reduced exercising and increased alcohol intake - all contributing to weight gain, research shows. 11 Dec 2018 Read more

Alpecin's Willie Smit donates bikes, kit to development cyclingTop 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. 3 Dec 2018 Read more

SA life expectancy rising but diabetes threat growsSouth Africa's average life expectancy of 62.4 years is expected to rise to 69.3 in 2040 based on current health trends while diabetes is predicted to be the leading cause of death by then, a new study shows. 28 Nov 2018 Read more

Formal shoes may make comeback as sneaker obsession wanesFormal 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. 14 Nov 2018 Read more

SA's Willie Smit re-signs with global cycling's Team Katusha AlpecinTop South African cyclist Willie Smit has re-signed with professional cycling outfit, Team Katusha Alpecin, for the 2019 international cycling season. 8 Aug 2018 Read more

3D surgery improves results, stress - studiesLatest studies show that minimally invasive, three-dimensional (3D) laparoscopic surgery, which guarantees dramatically enhanced vision, has resulted in vastly improved surgical performances and less stress for surgeons. 25 Jul 2018 Read more

Millions of men using the wrong shampoo - researchMillions of men around the world may be using the wrong shampoo, according to new research. 17 Jul 2018 Read more

Top formal shoe brand goes casualOne of the world's most sought-after formal shoe brands has introduced a casual range in response to consumer demand and in line with international trends. 17 Jul 2018 Read more

SA green tea extract voted among best in the worldA highly potent South African green tea extract has been voted among the world's top new products at one of Europe's most prestigious natural health trade shows. 14 Jun 2018 Read more