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Phuza Life: Young, restless and plastered

Photographer Musa N Nxumalo portrays the restless youth of South Africa and in the process transforms them into art.

Book 'Em: The great big cop-out

For years, the SAPS has claimed that 82% of all murders are committed by people who were known to the victim.

Solving the riddle of malaria

An ancient Roman cemetery could solve the riddle of one of the oldest and biggest killers in the history of mankind - how malaria spread from Africa to Europe and beyond.

Suitably Attired: How to look the better for wear

Are you fat, over 40 and concerned you no longer look your best? If so, I can help you.

Life & Style

Smoking just a few cigarettes harmful: study

Despite decades of public health campaigning, many smokers think it's okay to just smoke a few cigarettes a day yet they underestimate their risks, according to researchers in France.

The road to beer: Mud and memories

As Homo africanus we are genetically engineered to enjoy a good story.

Braai Tip: Smoke in the water

Liquid smoke sounds like a by-product of alchemy but some braai-masters love it.

Japan's elderly porn craze shows fifty shades of greying

Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony - instead she's debuting as a porn actress.


Vitamin supplements can increase cancer and heart disease risk, study finds

A ten-year study out of the US has found that taking above the recommended doses of dietary supplements, such as the common multivitamin, could be doing "more harm than good" for the body.

French study links lack of sleep with obesity

Sleep disorders and overeating appear to be linked, according to a recent investigation conducted by the French National Institute of Sleep and Vigilance (INVS) and French health insurer MGEN. Their research indicates an increased risk of being overweight or obese among individuals who fail to get enough sleep.

Cancer experts laud Angelina Jolie's decision to remove ovaries

 Two years after a double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, a move cancer experts described as courageous and influential.

Even diet drinks can make us fat

People over 65 who drink diet cold drinks every day tend to expand their waistlines by much more than people who prefer other beverages.

Gout might save you from Alzheimer's

People who suffer from gout can take comfort in one thing - they may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, researchers said this week.