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Meet Peet Snyman, a 56-year old happily married man, with two sons. Peet used to be a great rugby player for the Blue Bulls and was looked at as a candidate to become part of the Springboks, until he suffered a life changing knee injury. Peet had a stroke as…
It’s that time of the year again, when children are back at school from the long and no doubt sugary snack filled festive season.  With that in mind, it is important for parents to consider key health options that will help ensure a great start to the school year for…
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 08:59

Yoga Teacher Training Course 2020

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COURSE INFORMATION Modules 1 & 2 are open to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of yoga.All three modules are required if you were to register for the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. MODULE 1 – IMMERSION A stand-alone module for those who either want to train and certify as…
Chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer - devastating silent killers on the rise  Johannesburg, 4 December 2019: Disorders of the pancreas, including chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, can be difficult to evaluate due to the inaccessibility of the pancreas, which is deep in the abdomen near the spine.1 Its location contributes…
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 13:47

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Improving diagnosis and treatment for one of the world’s most life-threatening cancers starts with earlier detection.  Johannesburg, 19 November 2019: November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month when communities around the globe unite on World Pancreatic Cancer Day on 21 November, to highlight the need…
First aid is the emergency treatment provided while waiting for medical personnel to arrive. Even the safest workplaces are bound to experience injuries and medical emergencies eventually. Is your facility prepared to quickly respond to the medical first aid needs of your employees and guests? Omnisurge offers first aid kits…
Keep yourself and your clothes protected while you work. Omnisurge offers a wide variety of protective wear to fulfil all of your personal protection needs while on the job. Choose from an extensive line of Safety Wear including disposable overalls, reflective wear, safety vests, and rain wear. Protective clothing is…
My Blood Test, a Pretoria-based Digital Health Start-up, has today launched a new service whereby patients can order routine blood and urine tests from their website, www.mybloodtest.co.za. Once a test has been ordered, the patient can visit any of their 33 partner labs in and around Gauteng to provide their…
Helping employees manage out of pocket costs in a health crisis The current state of public healthcare facilities in South Africa and growing pressure on consumer wallets has reinforced the fact that employee benefits, especially private healthcare insurance, remain an invaluable part of the total compensation package.  Regrettably, today medical…
Wednesday, 06 November 2019 13:09

FIGHT DIABETES WITH A HEALTHY DIET & LIFESTYLE

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November is national Diabetes Month, a time when attention is focused on diabetes, how it impacts people’s lives and how to lower the risk of getting it.  Diabetes a disease that occurs when your glucose (also known as blood sugar), is too high.  Blood glucose is the main source of…
The Polystyrene Association of SA has launched a Food Compliance Responsibility Initiative (FCRI) - aimed at ensuring that world-class health and safety standards are adhered to in the South African context. Members of the Association who manufacture packaging used in food contact applications have been encouraged to sign a voluntary…
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 12:55

The future of nutrition is personal -- study

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A new study shows that food has very different impacts on the gut health of each individual, underscoring that the future of nutrition will be personal. The US study by the University of Minnesota showed that foods with similar nutritional profiles had very different effects on gut health due to…

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