Health & Medicine

Rising cost of health care in tough economic times fuels self-care movement Johannesburg, 21 July 2017 – Many South Africans are turning to self-medication with the aim of building up their immune systems in the flu and allergy season. Anti-flu tablets, cough medicines and antihistamines are some of the over-the-counter meds…
Thursday, 13 July 2017 09:06

Taking care of the unimaginable

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No one enjoys contemplating the emotional and financial consequences of contracting a serious illness.  But when it’s a child that’s seriously ill or in need of emergency medical care, it becomes even more nightmarish for parents. “Parents have to make big financial decisions. Preparing their family financially for an uncertain…
Have you checked? Those are usually the first words of the day for parents who have children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). That’s because monitoring blood sugar levels regularly throughout the day, but especially before or after meals, is non-negotiable. Daily insulin injections are vital to keep your child…
Prevention is better than cure, say the experts Johannesburg, 11 July 2017 – The best way to beat the rising cost of healthcare, especially now with our economy in a recession, is to invest in your health to prevent illness. With some chilly months still ahead of us, we’re not clear of…
South Africa has the third highest incidence of heart disease in the world – in fact, every 10 minutes, a South African has a heart attack and a fatal heart attack occurs every 45 minutes.  Andrew Heilbrunn, from the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology’s Biokinetic Centre in Johannesburg, says inactivity…
73 early childhood development (ECD) centres in Nelson Mandela Bay’s developing communities that received intervention from Early Inspiration across 2016/17 reflected an average of 15% improvement in terms of centre compliance at post-assessment. “124 passionate, dedicated practitioners from Nelson Mandela Bay, that work or volunteer in ECD centres and grade R classrooms…
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…

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