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High protein foods boost cardiovascular health in women: study

A diet rich in amino acids - the building blocks of proteins - could be good for your heart along the same lines as quitting smoking, reducing salt and alcohol consumption and getting optimal exercise, according to a new study.

Drinking a bottle of water before a meal facilitates weight loss

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have revealed that drinking 500ml of water before every meal can help people suffering from obesity to lose weight. The results of this study will be published in the September issue of Obesity.

Mandela’s red Merc‚ strike become art

An exhibition that deals with labour relations at East London’s Mercedes-Benz plant in 1990 will open on Friday at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery.

Marley novel on Booker list

The long list of 13 titles for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction written in English, published yesterday, features the first Jamaican author in contention for the £50000 (about R977000) prize.

Life & Style

Selling Soles: Pop mistress snags McQueen armadillos

Pop superstar Lady Gaga has added a rare, significant - and costly - haul to her Alexander McQueen collection.

Beware the people who empty your purse - Here's how to recognise them

Most of us have a person in our life who causes us to spend more than we can afford to.

Cocktail: A Black Russian, down Pat

It's not often that Gareth Wainwright of The Landmark cocktail bar in Bryanston has his cocktails met with scorn.

Street Food: Fest to cook up something special for Jozi

You can tell a lot about a city from its street food. Languages, races, classes and customs collide on the street and are reflected in the flavours of the food you find there.

Under Cover: Jock blockers

You are sitting in a public space dreamily enjoying the ebb and flow of existence when you are suddenly gripped by an ominous tightness.

Health

Health Check: five reasons to put the kettle on and have a cup of tea

Growing up, tea drinking was reserved for my grandmother’s visits. Making it followed a strict and fascinating ritual. Take scalding hot water.

Dementia cases to nearly triple by 2050: report

The number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple from 47 million today to 132 million in 2050, a report said Tuesday.

Health Check: five reasons to put the kettle on and have a cup of tea

Growing up, tea drinking was reserved for my grandmother’s visits. Making it followed a strict and fascinating ritual. Take scalding hot water.

New technique for detecting hard arteries

A radioactive agent developed in the 1960s for the purpose of testing for bone cancer can also be employed to image the dangerous build-up of calcium deposits in the arteries that could provoke strokes and heart attacks, according to a team of UK researchers.

Study links breast cancer and hormone pro-enkephalin levels

A study from Lund University in Sweden has demonstrated that women with low levels of the painkilling hormone pro-enkephalin have a much higher risk of contracting breast cancer.