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Interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic condition often misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection and potentially treatable through a number of interventions. The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, says interstitial cystitis is extremely debilitating and dramatically affects one’s quality of life. It may also cause emotional stress…
Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death in most countries.  These diseases involve the blood vessels, the heart or both.  The circulatory or cardiovascular system supplies the body with blood and consists of the heart, veins, arteries and capillaries.  Cardiovascular diseases are a group heart and blood vessel disorders…
The ‘do it all’ generation of females is feeling the strain, with working women far more stressed than men.1 Women aged between 35 and 54 – who are likely to be juggling many roles including breadwinner, mother, carer for elderly parents, and homemaker – experience significantly higher stress levels than…
While October is traditionally Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the importance of discussing this very common disease in Women’s Month cannot be overlooked – after all, Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed, yet highly curable disease among South African women. So, while celebrating the stories of our remarkable South African…
Johannesburg, 25 July 2019: The pancreas plays a key role in all aspects of maintaining a healthy digestive system.  Men especially need to make sure they are looking after the pancreas, which plays an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel for the body's cells.1 An organ…
Vasectomies are a safe and effective form of contraception for men and fears that they may contribute to cancer are unfounded, according to research. A vasectomy, also known as “the snip”, is a common form of contraception in many countries and involves a surgical procedure to cut the supply of…
Johannesburg, 15 July 2019 - The Adcock Ingram Critical Care facility in Aeroton now boasts two of the best manufacturing facility emergency teams in the country, with its firefighting team winning the prestigious national Marsh Mutual Risk Group (MRG) fire team competition only months after the facility’s first aid team…
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is celebrated on June 26, directly or indirectly impacts on all of our lives. While statistics indicate that 10% of the population are addicts, the rest of us are also affected in some way, as we all have a family member,…
Robotic surgery is set for dramatic global growth due to an increasing incidence of chronic diseases and the success of the minimally invasive technology in treating these, according to a new report. In 2013 The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, became the first institution in South Africa to acquire a robotic surgical…
Johannesburg, 10 June 2019: May was National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, encouraging education in the battle against this disease which is usually diagnosed in childhood. An inherited life-threatening disorder, cystic fibrosis (CF) affects all parts of the body, predominantly the lungs and digestive system. 1 According to the South African…
Over 80 percent of women find men with a dry, itchy scalp a turn off, according to a new poll. And, men with the condition – which affects one in four males – say it’s embarrassing and agree it’s unattractive. The survey, by market researchers, Beauty Bulletin, on behalf of…
Sunday, 02 June 2019 16:47

Comfort for Dad

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The Tempur Lumbar Support Cushion and Seat Cushion are the perfect gifts for dad this Father’s Day! He will appreciate quality comfort every day in the office, while watching his favourite TV show, enjoying a sports match or while travelling. Dad will thank you. The anatomical shape, variable height adjustments…

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