Just like a LBD, a Little Black Swimsuit is a wardrobe essential

When it comes to the classic black full-piece swimsuit, the poolside possibilities are endless. From sophisticated to sexy, here are 13 of the best

How hotels will help bring out your inner fashionista

Hotels are trying out all sorts of innovations for the stylish traveller, from fashion concierges to bikini consultants, writes Elizabeth Sleith

Wine and cheese.

It's official: wine tastes better with cheese, say scientists

Munching a chunk of cheese with that cheeky glass of Sancerre could actually enhance its flavour.

Vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnancy could raise type 2 diabetes risk for children, study finds

Ensuring pregnant women get enough vitamin B12 could help reduce their children's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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The breakthrough rhinoplasty procedure that could mean nose jobs are performed using ultrasound

Rhinoplasty is the fifth most common cosmetic surgery procedure for women and the second most popular for men, yet nose tweaking remains one of the trickiest operations to get right. But a new ultrasound technique could be about to change all that.

Wanted Online arrives as South Africa’s premier online luxury destination

A new digital platform of Business Day’s glossy lifestyle magazine Wanted has been launched by Times Media.

Explained: Why we do unpleasant activities‚ like chores

Why is it that human beings are routinely inclined to engage in “unpleasant” activities?
Choosing cycling as your primary form of transportation is an easy way to incorporate physical activity into your daily life and manage weight.

Large-scale study finds drivers are four kilograms heavier than cyclists

An ongoing European study has revealed that those who drive as their main form of transport are on average heavier than those who cycle.

Why breastfeeding in South Africa still needs champions

Breastfeeding has been proven to protect the health of mothers and babies. It naturally inoculates babies against disease because the mother’s immune system kick starts the baby’s ability to resist illness. This applies in both low-income and high-income settings.

Familicides – how apartheid killed its own

In this extract from her book, “The End of Whiteness: Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa”, the University of the Witwatersrand’s Nicky Falkof explores how during the height of apartheid family murders became what was termed a “bloody epidemic”.

Austrian biotech plans Zika vaccine clinical trials in 12 months

An Austrian biotech company working with the Institut Pasteur said on Tuesday it planned to start clinical trials with an experimental Zika vaccine in the next 12 months, marking a further acceleration of research in the field.

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.


Study links low vitamin D levels to increased bladder cancer risk

Researchers based in the UK have linked low vitamin D levels to increased risk of bladder cancer. The scientists presented their findings, based on a systemic review of seven studies, at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton. 

Man's liver inflammation linked to 'common energy drink': study

A construction worker who drank four to five energy drinks every day for three weeks, was hospitalised with severe liver problems "likely" caused by excessively imbibing the seemingly harmless substance, researchers said.

TB treatment's high success rate hailed as 'breakthrough'

A new treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis patients, that reported a success rate of 82 percent in a study, has been hailed as a "breakthrough" at a medical summit in Britain.

Breastfeeding could cut asthma gene's effect on respiratory symptoms by 27%

During the first year of life, breastfeeding could help protect children with genetic profiles linked to asthma from developing respiratory symptoms such as asthma attacks, according to a study presented September 4 at the European Respiratory Society's International Congress.

2.6 billion people in Zika risk areas in Africa, Asia: study

At least 2.6 billion people, over a third of the global population, live in parts of Africa, Asia and the Pacific where Zika could gain a new foothold, researchers warned, with 1.2 billion at risk in India alone.

Too much ‘good' cholesterol linked to premature death: study

An American study has linked excessively high levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) -- often dubbed "good cholesterol" -- to premature death.

'Heart attack risk is highest in Gauteng‚ lowest in Limpopo'

Gauteng residents are twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack than those living in KwaZulu-Natal‚ and have by far the highest risk overall as a whopping 3‚359 emergency calls for heart-related conditions emanated from this part of the country‚ a study has found.

New painkiller could replace morphine: study

Scientists on Wednesday unveiled a synthetic drug that appears to neutralise pain as effectively as morphine but without the side-effects that make opioids so dangerous and addictive.
A new study shows that paternal health at the time of conception can have a big influence on offspring's health.

Slim chances for fatties

When the chips are down, slim men become fattists.