Health & Medicine

Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:29

'Maybe Mom Softcup' Hits Shelves Nationwide

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South Africa – The Maybe Mom Softcup, a flexible menstrual cup that is worn internally for up to 12-hour period protection, officially hit shelves this month in Clicks and Wellness Warehouse nationwide as well a selected Spar Stores in Gauteng. A revolutionary menstrual product gaining popularity with on-the-go women, the…
There may be as many as 4.6 million people in South Africa living with diabetes, and possibly the same number at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing and life-limiting complications unless they receive the care and the support they need to manage their…
VLCC Group is widely recognized for its Scientific Weight Loss Solutions and Therapeutic Hair & Skin treatments for the past 28 years across 12 countries in Middle East, Indian subcontinent & Asia. VLCC operates mainly through three business verticals – The Wellness Centers, the Vocational Training Institutes and the Personal…
Vital Health Foods shares tips for keeping healthy Cape Town, 06 June 2017 – As healthcare becomes increasingly expensive, prevention is the way forward for many consumers. And, with winter around the corner, now is the time to make sure your body has the support it needs to combat winter ailments.…
The local 2017 FHI results were released today at the Future of Health Summit 2017 in Johannesburg JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 12, 2017/APO/ -- Future Health Index commissioned by Philips reveals that South African’s perceptions of the current health system do not align with the realities. South Africans perceive that they…
The majority of the women these days experience unbearable pain and heavy bleeding during those days of the month. The actual causes behind such conditions can be many. However, most women who come across these symptoms are diagnosed with either uterine fibroids or Adenomyosis or at times both. Hence, they…
Ascendis Health recently declared the acquisitions of Sunwave Pharma SRL and NHP Natural Health Pharma Ltd unconditional, together with Cipla Agrimed Proprietary Limited and Cipla Vet Proprietary Limited. In early March Ascendis – the fast growing JSE-listed health and care brands group – proposed acquiring the Eastern European company, Sunwave…
Government efficiency could have saved twice as many women & children JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 29, 2017/APO/ --  Increased spending on healthcare in the public and private sectors across the African continent has resulted in improved health indicators and life expectancies. “But the progress of this improvement is extremely slow…
With this new funding allocation, the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, through PEPFAR, will continue programs in support of South Africa’s HIV/AIDS and TB response under the recently launched 2017-2022 HIV, TB, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) National Strategic Plan (NSP) PRETORIA, South Africa, May 5, 2017/APO/ --  On April 25,…
April is the month when South Africans hold their last  sunshine-filled lunchtime braais, where long weekends force us all to wind down just a little and when many of us indulge in  chocolates of all kinds – from boxfuls of ubiquitous marshmallow eggs, to all sorts of sweet treats. The…
Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:45

BHF Launches Healthcare Forums for Managers

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Providing a platform for managers in the healthcare funding industry to network with peers and mentors and hone their strategic thinking around industry issues is a key objective of a new Healthcare Forum initiated and organised by the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF). “The BHF Healthcare forum is firmly focused on providing managers with…
For every meter of the five kilometre course, R60 was raised for cancer treatment and support at the 2016 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer, presented by the Eastern Cape Department of Health. Among the 11 000 walkers who braved rain and wind were the Premier of the Eastern Cape, Phumulo…
Demonstrating leadership in medical innovation, privately owned Biotechnology company BGM Pharma has entered into a landmark partnership with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), to bring GluCABTM, a new theranostic, to market. A first for South Africa, the deal signifies a breakthrough…
NUTRiBULLET’s most technically advanced unit to date, the NUTRiBULLET Rx, is now available in South Africa! This new super blaster is one of a kind offering unsurpassed extraction of nutrients and foods, rendering them into an easily digestible state. The NUTRiBULLET Rx is the result of years of diligent research and…
Cape Town – Ascendis Health, the high growth health and care brands group, is to purchase the southern African veterinary operations of Cipla India for R375 million. Cipla Vet (companion animals) and Cipla Agrimed (commercial animals) sell a range of high quality animal medicines. The business was established in 2004 and the…

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