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Breast milk protein protects preterm babies from infection, study finds

New research from scientists at an American university reveals that giving premature babies a synthetic form of lactoferrin -- a protein naturally present in breast milk -- can eliminate staphylococcus epidermidis, a staph infection that can be deadly in infants born preterm.

What it means when kids walk on their toes

When toddlers are learning to walk, many spend some time walking up on their tip toes, which is known as toe walking.

Hepatitis: how to avoid a disease that affects millions worldwide

Thursday is World Hepatitis Day‚ a condition that affects millions of people worldwide but the majority of those affected do not even know they have the disease.

JM Coetzee looking to make it a hat trick with Man Booker nomination

Acclaimed South African-born author JM Coetzee is in line for another Man Booker Prize for Fiction‚ one of the literary world’s most coveted awards.

Where to buy the cheapest choccies in SA

Though SA’s chocolate prices have risen dramatically in the past two years‚ chocoholics in the Eastern Cape still get a lot of bang for their buck‚ with chocolate prices so low they can buy enough of the sugary treat to be worthy of the title.
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DK heading back to NY

French luxury group LVMH said Monday it had sold ready-to-wear group Donna Karan International to US clothing manufacturer G-III Apparel in a transaction that values the company at $650 million (€592 million).

Chicken scent offers hope for malaria prevention

Ethiopian scientists have discovered mosquitoes are repulsed by the smell of chicken, raising hopes for the development of a novel way to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands every year.

Colour is power for brightly-dressed Queen

They may look garish for some but Queen Elizabeth II's brightly-coloured outfits are a power dressing tool that allow her to make an impression, according to a new exhibition opening on Saturday.

Researchers successfully block colon cancer tumor growth

Researchers in the USA have discovered that reducing the amount of the L-glutamine amino acid in the body can block the growth of colorectal cancer tumors in mice. The first clinical trials on humans are due to begin this summer.

Brain stimulation could curb food cravings, study finds

A Canadian study has found that brain stimulation may curb food cravings. In fact, the consumption of junk food products, such as sodas, cookies and cakes, could be reduced in particular.
A new large-scale study has revealed what researchers believe to be the maximum time an individual can sit each day before it starts to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

New study finds the maximum amount of time you can sit before harming your heart

A new large-scale study has revealed what researchers believe to be the maximum time an individual can sit each day before sedentary time starts to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease, stroke and heart attack.
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Do women’s periods really synch when they spend time together?

It is a popular belief that women who live together synchronise their menstrual cycles, and that it’s mediated by their pheromones – the airborne molecules that enable members of the same species to communicate non-verbally.

What throwing a sickie costs the economy

R16-billion. That’s what malingering costs the South African economy annually.


Your ultimate gift guide: 85+ stylish finds for him, her & the kids

No matter who you’re shopping for, Sunday Times Fashion Weekly’s definitive gift guide for 2015 will lead you to the finest presents and most covetable stocking fillers for the festive season

Women are the future of Hermes Watches, new top man says

The new head of Hermes Watches is hoping a more feminine touch, added with the fashion group's own in-house know-how, will help it navigate through the turbulence rocking the sector.

Ralph Lauren hands over CEO role to Gap executive

Ralph Lauren, creator of the Polo brand and an iconic figure in the US fashion industry, will step aside as chief executive of his namesake company, the company announced Tuesday.

Hudson Approach: Kentridge on the verge of that Manhattan transfer

William Kentridge is the toast of New York, again.

Divine Design: Accessories with 'vadumba'

''It was all slightly mad and emotional," says London-based furniture designer Justin van Breda, of his latest project Curate, a new collection of home accessories created by fellow South Africans.

Can Hyundai beat Mercedes and BMW at their own game?

When the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 goes on sale this fall it will do so as a car with more passenger space than a Mercedes E Class, more horsepower than a Cadillac CTS and with a raft of active safety systems as standard that even Volvo S90 drivers are offered as optional extras.

BMW gets competitive with its latest special edition M5

BMW is saying goodbye to the fifth generation M5 super sedan with a special Competition Edition that ups the power, the luxury and the exclusivity.

Bentley is angling for new customers with its latest bespoke model

The new Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing By Mulliner offers new scales of personalization for those that prefer a day by the water's rather than the green's edge.

Lamborghini celebrates record sales

For the first time in its history, Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has sold more than 2000 cars in six months.

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Mercedes launches first new-look high performance E-Class

The Mercedes-AMG E43, revealed on Friday, offers a three-liter V6 biturbo powerplant and optional four-wheel drive.

Rolls-Royce celebrates a new Dawn

In its first ever live-streamed launch event, Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled its new four-seat drophead, The Rolls-Royce Dawn. 

Ford offering a smarter way to avoid a speeding ticket

Ford is launching a new technology called Intelligent Speed Limiter that will ensure that whatever the road and whatever the country, you'll never accidentally pick up a speeding fine.

From hats to legs to music, Joburgers party it up

Joburgers are never afraid of a ‘Phuza Thursday’. This week their diaries were packed with everything from pretty pins to punchy paintings. Oh, and there was a pathetic music party in there too