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A shot of alcohol - in the vein - stimulates women’s appetite: study

In what could be the first study of how the brain arbitrates eating when alcohol is involved, scientists concluded that it enhances food aromas for women, leading us to eat more.

Floaty feel for the July

For some people the main attraction at the Durban July is the horses, but of equal importance is which designer will be pushing fashion boundaries and which celebrity will be brave enough to step out in their creation.

Would you drive on Japan's scary rollercoaster bridge?

Ejima bridge is the connection between the cities of Sakaiminato and Matsue in Japan. It has been hailed as the scariest bridge by social media users.

Problem drinking, promiscuity predictable ahead of the game: study

Whether or not a young adult will abuse alcohol or engage in risky sexual behavior could be foreseen using brain scans, according to a research team from Duke University in the US.

Life & Style

105 years of automotive history on display at the new Alfa Romeo museum

This week, the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, Italy, opened its doors to the public after a four-year restoration and renovation project, while presenting the new Giulia.

Sick in winter but healthy in summer? Blame your genes

Nearly a quarter of our genes change how active they are according to the season, which may explain why people are more prone to illness in winter rather than summer, scientists said.

Fooking Around: Hooked by art's dark corners

"Oh dear darlings, load-shedding is expected," tweeted the staff of New Church Museum shortly before the opening of their Walter Battiss exhibition in May.

Return of the doe-eyed siren

For the past decade and more the market in retro-glamour cards and bedsit wall posters has been dominated by the doe-like eyes and slender neck of Audrey Hepburn.

'Machines will take over and destroy us'

From the dystopian writings of Aldous Huxley and HG Wells to the sinister and apocalyptic vision of modern Hollywood blockbusters, the rise of the machines has long terrified mankind.

Health

Are you trying to drive me mad?

Traffic in Cape Town is a fantastic barometer for mental health.

Pill Blues: Daily dose of sexual freedom or a lifetime of stress?

When we talk about the side effects of hormonal contraceptives, we discuss them in terms of women: mood swings, depression, headaches, PMS, period pains, lack of sex drive, and, in the most extreme cases, blood clots.

Breastfeeding may lower risk of leukemia: study

Breastfeeding a baby for at least six months may be linked to a lower risk of childhood leukemia, according to a review of previously published research on the topic.

TB vaccine shortage affects 454 Gauteng infants

A total of 454 infants in Gauteng have not yet undergone routine vaccination for tuberculosis because of a worldwide shortage of the Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA) said.

New study backs risk estimate for contraceptive pills

The broadest study of its kind backed estimates that newer kinds of contraceptive pills carry a higher risk of dangerous blood clots.