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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…
The annual Engen KlevaKidz launched in the Eastern Cape this week with super hero safety educator, Mr Wise again in the starring role.Engen KlevaKidz is an educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate young learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety.The 2019 edition launched at Vumile…
Robotic surgery has successfully been applied to almost 2 000 major urological procedures at The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, and is the way of the future for medicine, says Africa’s first black robotic surgeon. Urologist, Dr Kabo Ijane, who qualified as a robotic surgeon earlier this year after training both locally…
New research shows that a predominantly plant-based diet may cut death from heart disease by a third -- and help combat climate change. A new, large-scale study of over 10 000 US participants has added to a growing body of evidence linking plant-based diets to improved health, while a recent…
With most medical schemes having recently announced their increases for 2020 at an average of 10% as well as any changes to their benefit options, you may be considering a review of your healthcare cover and whether it still meets your needs and budget. Before making any changes, it is…
A 10 percent weight loss may reverse type 2 diabetes and keeping the weight off may dramatically improve health and stabilize cardiometabolic risk factors, according to new research. A study by the University of Cambridge of 867 diabetics between 40 and 69, found that 257 patients with a weight loss…

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