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With modern day illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and smoking related illnesses becoming increasingly prevalent, South Africa, and the African continent, is sitting on a non-communicable disease time bomb that it is ill equipped to fight. With a shortage of quality scientific data to properly manage and treat these…
The Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA) together with 19 radiology practices has instituted legal proceedings in the High Court against the Compensation Commissioner and the Minister and Director General of the Department of Labour.  The action is based on long outstanding claims worth R121.5million made by radiologists under the Compensation for…
What is the reason you don’t feel amazing right now? Is it because you are you tired a lot of the time? Stressed out? Are you overweight? Moody? Battling to get enough sleep? It really doesn’t have to be this way. One of the world’s leading nutritional experts, Patrick Holford,…
In South Africa, it is estimated that approximately 60-79% of children between the ages of six and 19 have dental decay, which is often left untreated due to inappropriate, unaffordable or unavailable oral health care services. In support of this year’s global World Oral Health Day (WOHD), which took place on Sunday,…
The Rushmere Noach team will be celebrating Easter by donating much needed books and delicious Easter parcels to the Igazi Foundation Paediatric Oncology Ward at the Provincial hospital on Wednesday, the 23rd March at 12pm.  “We at Rushmere have been affected by Cancer (in various forms) in some way or…
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, FEBRUARY 23, 2016 – Nutritech has signed on as the hydration partner of The Grind – Obstacle Course Race 01 at Hillcrest Quarry. Endurade helps athletes of all levels reach their goals, and will be available in five locations across the course as well as at…
‘Haybo Wena Campaign To Kick-Off TB Awareness Month’ Cape Town, 25th February, 2016 – With TB Awareness Month kicking off on Tuesday 1st of March, the Haybo Wena! (Hey You!) Use Your Elbow, initiative launches aimed at driving education in South African on the prevention of airborne TB germ transmissions…
Council launches first school eye screening programme. The South African National Council for the Blind has stood for the full rights and inclusion of visually impaired South Africans for over 85 years. Our eye care division- the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness (est. 1944) have worked hard to prevent…
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 21:17

WORLD HEARING DAY: 3 MARCH 2016

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World Hearing Day is an annual event held on 3 March to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world. In 2012, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released new estimates on the magnitude of disabling hearing loss on the world stage these estimates were based on studies…
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 13:22

Herbal World: The Key to a Fitter Existence

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Weight is one of the foremost concerns of the modern-day citizens. Maintaining a healthy B.M.I., going on a diet to prevent love handles from emerging, doing frantic morning push-ups to keep the paunch down, scanning the television advertisements, etc. are the order of the day. Overall, the worry of preventing…
The South African Association of Audiologists (SAAA) is acting to raise awareness among the public about hearing and hearing loss.SAAA, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) is celebrating World Hearing Day on 3 March 2016. Hearing impairment is considered the most prevalent form of impairment world-wide. Untreated hearing impairment,…
Regulation is of supreme importance in case of the foodstuffs, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. It is the responsibility of every National Government to protect their native populace from health hazards caused by intake of tainted edibles or topical ointments. By introducing regulatory guidelines, the administrative bodies put the onus on…

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