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Living near high levels of greenery may reduce aggressive behavior in teens

A new US study has found yet another health benefit of "green space," finding that adolescents who live in neighborhoods with more greenery may have less aggressive behaviors.

New salt regulations come into effect

There’ll be less salt in the processed foods South Africans eat from Thursday‚ but‚ the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA said‚ our eating habits still have to change.

Vaccines block Zika in mice, boosting hopes for human jab

New research in lab animals, including Zika vaccines successfully tested on mice, boosted hopes Tuesday for a jab to shield humans against the brain-damaging virus.

Deep brain stimulation can improve Parkinson's symptoms by 70%

By stimulating the brains of Parkinson's patients using electrodes, neurologists at France's CHU Saint-Étienne University Hospital found that this surgical technique could improve motor performance by 70% and reduce medication-based treatment by 40 to 60%.

Omega-3s cut fatal heart attack risk 10 percent: study

Consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, sardines and anchovies, can reduce risk of a deadly heart attack by 10 percent, a study said.

Antibodies found which 'neutralise' Zika virus: study

European scientists announced that they had discovered antibodies which attack Zika, a step they hope will pave the way for a protective vaccine against the brain-damaging virus.

Broccoli could soon be giving you an even bigger health boost, suggests new research

Already known for its super health benefits, scientists have found a way to give broccoli even more of a boost, by identifying the genes which control the vegetable's phenolic compounds.

Make changes to your pre-bed routine for a better night's sleep: study

New Australian research suggests that sleep could be another important lifestyle factor for athletes wanting to improve their sporting performance, with the findings also providing some insight into how all of us can help get a better night's sleep.

X-rays in the cloud a symbol of the future‚ says Makhura

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital has rolled out a new IT system to ensure all digital X-rays‚ MRI and CAT scans are kept in the digital cloud.

Breastfeeding linked to better childhood behavior: study

Children breastfed exclusively for their first six months of life have an easier time behaving as primary school students, according to new research.

Exercise could improve muscle repair in seniors: study

A team of Canadian researchers studying mice have found that exercising into old age could help muscles repair themselves as quickly as possible after injury.

Our kids are stunted

Almost a quarter of South African children suffer from stunted growth, according to a new global report on nutrition.

Saving for your loved ones' education has never been so easy

Kinfundi is a new category of employee benefits that enables and assists companies and their staff to save for future tuition fee expenses.

Fashion

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.

Citroën unveils new C3

French automobile manufacturer Citroën has revealed a new revision of its supermini-sized C3, emphasizing what it says is an energetic look, driver and passenger comfort, and integrated camera technology.
Worker is reflected next to the emblem of a Toyota Vios sedan at a stockyard of the Toyota Philippines manufacturing plant in Sta Rosa, Laguna, south of Manila

Toyota recalling 3.3 million vehicles globally over defects

Toyota said on Wednesday it is recalling 3.37 million vehicles globally over a pair of defects, in the latest hit for a Japanese auto industry hit by fuel-efficiency scandals and an exploding airbag crisis.

Nissan adds an extra dimension to virtual reality

Nissan has found a novel way of giving all Godzilla fans at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed a taste of what it's like to take the new GT-R around the track

Kia tops the car quality charts

In recent years Korean carmakers have been surging ahead of other mass market marques for vehicle quality and reliability, but, as the latest JD Power study shows, Kia has now surpassed even premium brands such as Porsche and BMW.

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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