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UK to attempt first womb transplants

Britain will attempt to carry out its first womb transplants after a clinical trial enabling 10 women to undergo the procedure was approved, doctors said Wednesday.

Personalised breast cancer treatment has saved millions: experts

In just three decades, the once monolithic approach to diagnosing and treating breast cancer has become more personalised and less intrusive -- a transformation that likely saved millions of lives, experts say.

I love my shop: Strato brings street style to Jozi's heart

Four years after opening its first store in Cape Town, fashion label Strato has unveiled a Johannesburg branch.

Place at the bar for ghosts of magnates

Back in the 1980s the longest bar in Africa was a crowded place.

Life & Style

Rags to riches: Success is in the bag for Chuene

The cheap plastic blue-white-and-red Khumbul-ekhaya (meaning "missing home" in Zulu) is an iconic South African carrier bag hauled long distances by commuters.

Empowered consumers force retail change

Retailers have either changed or died and all because of empowered consumers, said Chris Sanderson, co-founder of the UK based Future Laboratory.

'Candy Crush' keeps the momentum going with book deal

"Candy Crush Saga" is to add books to its ever-expanding franchise, getting in on the success of adult coloring with one of two titles due out this season.

Busting Myths: My date with two porn stars

Everything we have been told about porn stars is wrong. Perhaps.

Braai Pack: 'Ethically reared' meat a cut above the rest

"Eat less meat." Weird thing for the owner of a butchery to say. You'd think Andy Fenner - of Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants - would want his customers to binge on meat.

Roadrotis: Two-way street of flavour

Not long ago Durban promoter George Kretsos had a notion to run a street food festival that would focus on authentic street food rather than artisanal cheeses and quail eggs.

Bora Bora is the most popular travel fantasy on bucket list app

Walking along the turquoise beaches of Bora Bora in Tahiti has been the most popular travel fantasy shared on an app developed to help users curate their own travel bucket lists.

Making a mark: Names to erase and to recall

A recent performance art piece by Berlin-based South African artist Lerato Shadi posed a challenging question about the afterlife of the current wave of black female creativity.

Spa that offers 24-carat gold facial wins big at World Spa Awards

Thailand, with its centuries’ old history of wellness and massage treatments, has been named the world’s best spa destination by travelers and industry leaders at the inaugural World Spa Awards.


WHO says 37m people should be given ARVs

Everyone with HIV should be given anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) as soon as possible after diagnosis, meaning 37million people worldwide should be on treatment, the World Health Organisation said yesterday.

Smoking banned with kids in car

A new British law banning smoking in cars while children are present came into effect yesterday but police representatives said it will be "extremely challenging" to enforce.

Calcium won't save bones

Taking calcium supplements to boost bone density or prevent fractures as people get older does not work, according to major research.

Sitting less a better goal than exercising more: study

Prolonged sitting has been associated with adverse health effects that are only minimally neutralized by exercise, and a new study says aiming for less time spent sitting is the best way to stay healthy.

Alzheimer's transferable

Alzheimer's disease may be transmissible through blood transfusions and medical accidents in the same way as Creuzfeldt Jakob Disease.

Scientists create human sperm in lab, but does it work?

French researchers said Thursday they had patented a method to create sperm using stem cells harvested from infertile men -- though they do not know if the lab-fabricated seed actually works.