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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