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Durex study shows 52% expect better sex on holiday but most are disappointed

A survey out of London by sexual wellbeing brand Durex has revealed that 52 percent of adults expect better sex on holiday, but 60 percent are left disappointed, admitting that the reality didn't quite live up to their expectations.

Moving home too much harms kids' maths marks

Every time a family moves home a child's reading and maths results suffer and their behaviour becomes more disruptive, new research has revealed.

Water Works: The Ganges of the future

''Ideas change history" - the phrase is a little trite but its truth is self-evident. If the idea of communism had not taken root, there's a good chance the world would not have spent decades on tenterhooks due to the threat of imminent nuclear destruction.

Loss of Y chromosome linked to Alzheimer's disease: study

About one in five men over age 80 lose the Y chromosome from their blood cells, and this condition has now been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers said.

Life & Style

‘Floating city’ embarks on maiden voyage

Longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall‚ boasting 23 swimming pools and a signature restaurant that specialises in “imaginative cuisine”‚ the “floating city” is a befitting name for the Harmony of the Seas.
Creamy berry lollies.

Hangover cure is a dish best served extremely cold

South Koreans, Asia's biggest per capita alcohol consumers, can now soothe themselves after a big night out with hangover-fighting ice cream.

Restored by doctor's scalpel

Before November 25, Julia Murray* disliked what she saw in the mirror - a higher and wider forehead than she wanted.

Jozi and Cape Town the cities to go for a ‘real cheap cheap date’

Johannesburg and Cape Town are amongst the top three cheapest cities in the world to enjoy a beer and cigarette.

There’s a yawning gap on opinions about wearing PJs to the shops

Do people actually visit their local grocery stores in sleepwear? Yes‚ they do and it is a world-wide phenomenon.

Healthy aging has little to do with age: study

When it comes to maintaining health in one's older years, age means little and obesity may not be so bad after all, according to a US study released Monday.

First US penis transplant performed on 64-year-old man

A 64-year-old man who lost most of his penis to cancer is recovering well after undergoing the United States' first penis transplant operation, doctors said Monday.

Tim Noakes gives slimming advice to Malema

University of Cape Town Professor Tim Noakes has weighed in on Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s weight loss and diet programme.

A combination of yoga and meditation can reduce cognitive impairment: study

New research suggests that yoga and meditation may not only give you a flexible body and inner peace but that a combination of the two could also help improve cognitive function.


Pregnant women with Zika have up to 13% risk of microcephaly: study

Pregnant women infected with the Zika virus during the first trimester have a risk of up to 13 percent that their infant will be born with the microcephaly birth defect, a new study says.

Spanish scientists use skin cells to create human sperm

Scientists in Spain on Wednesday say that they have created human sperm from skin cells, a medical feat which could eventually lead to a treatment for infertility.

Gene-editing to beat HIV

A cure for HIV and Aids could be a few years away now that scientists have proved that they can snip the virus off infected cells and prevent it returning.

US performs its first uterus transplant

The United States has completed its first uterus transplant surgery, following on a technique already proven in Sweden that could help women suffering from infertility, the Cleveland Clinic said Thursday.

Older men giving young girls HIV‚ says study

Young schoolgirls in South Africa are contracting HIV from older men‚ a study released on Monday reveals.

Eating soy may help women undergoing IVF

A new study has found that eating soy regularly could help protect women from the harmful effects of bisphenol A, which can interfere with IVF treatment.

Ban skin-lightening products‚ KwaZulu-Natal academic urges

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s head of dermatology on Thursday called for a ban on “the sale and use of skin-lightening products”.

Zika virus 'scarier' than thought: US health officials

The Zika virus is "scarier" than previously thought, US health officials warned Monday as they urged Congress to unblock funding to fight the mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects.

What drove women to lie in an HIV clinical trial in southern Africa

Two years ago women were found to have lied in a clinical trial in South Africa for a new HIV drug.