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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:31

Engen backs Caring4Girls feminine hygiene initiative

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Engen has donated R2.5 million to Caring4Girls, which provides female learners with sanitary towels to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles. Caring4Girls is an Imbumba Foundation's initiative and currently reaches 750,000 girls throughout South Africa. It aims to support 1 million girls in 2019 and 2 million by 2020. At the official cheque…
Lots of diseases in the world today are caused by pests and cockroaches are no exception. Though at a glance they may seem harmless, studies show that they can cause very serious illnesses. Samantha young a pest expert, talks about the illnesses they cause and how homeowners can stop them…
National Radiology Services Incorporated (NRS) also launched its upgraded SIGNA* Explorer G2 MRI, which will offer increased diagnostic quality, patient comfort and enable clinicians improve workflow GAUTENG, South Africa, November 30, 2018/ -- South Africa’s  National Radiology Services Incorporated (NRS) at the Netcare Waterfall City Private Hospital has launched the…
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 15:18

Five reasons to get tested for HIV this World AIDS Day

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01 December is World Aids Day, and while getting tested for HIV may be the last thing on your mind as the festive season gets underway, it could help you and your partners live healthier lives.   Almost one in six South African adults are HIV positive*. HIV testing is…
If you are a vegan or on a plant based diet, you probably heard it a thousand times:- But, where do you get your protein from?  That question and an array of other such as,  "So you are Vegan, do you eat fish? What about milk? What about chicken?  Not…
Thursday, 22 November 2018 14:09

Championing breastfeeding support in the workplace

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This morning, the South African Civil Society for Women’s Adolescents’ and Children’s Health (SACSoWACH) hosted a roundtable discussion to encourage better implementation of the Code of Good Practice for breastfeeding in the workplace, in an effort  to create enabling environments for breastfeeding in the workplace. The event comes after a…
Gauteng, South Africa – On Thursday, 15 November Forever Resorts South Africa hosted their annual Charity Golf Day, this year in aid of the Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss in SA at Blue Valley Golf and Country Estate.    The Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for…
South Africans are feeling financially squeezed as the cost of living skyrockets while income levels remain constrained.  For most, scaling back has become a matter of survival and the cost of private healthcare has not escaped scrutiny. Many households are considering cheaper benefit options with medical aid increases announced for 2019 averaging…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:01

Mind the Gap

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Above inflationary Medical Aid hikes and spiralling living costs force consumers to buy down on healthcare Consumers continue to take serious financial strain related to funding their health needs.  With healthcare costs growing at levels well-beyond inflation, the man on the street is left with little to no choice but…
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:01

Mind the Gap

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Above inflationary Medical Aid hikes and spiralling living costs force consumers to buy down on healthcare Consumers continue to take serious financial strain related to funding their health needs.  With healthcare costs growing at levels well-beyond inflation, the man on the street is left with little to no choice but…
Thursday, 08 November 2018 08:22

HINTS AND TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU FIGHT DIABETES

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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 is a long-term condition where a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) either because the body does not respond properly to…
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:32

Astral Pharma announces re-launch of Salusa

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“The legend returns”  Johannesburg, Gauteng, 31 October 2018 - The iconic multivitamin brand, Salusa, is proud to announce its re-launch. It boasts a reformulated product line-up to suit the age you feel and your lifestyle. Salusa® ACTIVE, for adults who live a physically active lifestyle. Salusa® 45 COMPLETE for adults 45 and older and Salusa® 55+ ADVANCED for adults 55…

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