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Research shows that South African women rate hair as one of their most important priorities and that hair loss* negatively affects their self-esteem.   To mark national hair day on 1 October, the manufacturers of caffeine-based Plantur 39 shampoo have urged women to select the best products for their hair,…
Global health benefit costs set to rise 8 percent Employer-provided medical benefit costs in South Africa are forecasted to rise 10 percent in 2020, outpacing the annual general inflation rate by 4.6 percent, according to the 2020 Global Medical Trend Rates Report released by Aon plc (NYSE: AON). “The Medical Trend rate in South Africa…
Monday, 23 September 2019 12:48

Luxury rehab: why it is now the norm 

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Luxury rehab centers started popping up in the 1980's and yes, for a long time they were the domain of the rich and famous. If you were fabulously wealthy or enjoyed celebrity status, you could slip away discretely and spend time recuperating at a high-heel rehab center. If you weren’t,…
Kwikspace has partnered with the City of Johannesburg to increase access to healthcare with its supply of prefabricated, modular clinics for several healthcare projects to date. This has resulted in realising new centres in Alexander’s Riverpark Clinic, Soweto, Eldorado Park Extension 9, Fine Town’s Mountain View Clinic, Joubert Park and…
Monday, 09 September 2019 09:18

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY - 10 SEPTEMBER 2019

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Connect, Communicate, Care There are approximately 23 suicides a day in South Africa (L. Schlebusch) Suicide prevention was one of the reasons for the establishment of LifeLine, a free counselling service and a significant educator in the quest to reduce suicide and its impact. At Lifeline, all suicide calls are…
Over the past thirty years, weight loss methods and routines have changed a lot, but The Diet Everyone Talks About has a proven record and remained constant in helping people shed unwanted weight. For a bit of nostalgia, looking back over 30 years, people didn’t have access to the weight…
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 14:46

Vencasa has got your back and best interests at heart!

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With World Heart Day on 28 September and World Spine Day on 16 October, Vencasa is focusing on sleep health to show thier support.  Sleep is not a luxury; it is one of the five most basic needs a human depends on to survive; the other four are oxygen, water, food,…
Rapid growth and expanding patient base accelerate need for new location Pietermaritzburg, 24 August 2019 – Unjani is a sustainable initiative that aims to strengthen health systems in low-income communities throughout South Africa by empowering community nurses to own and operate their very own clinic within their community.  There are…
Interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic condition often misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection and potentially treatable through a number of interventions. The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, says interstitial cystitis is extremely debilitating and dramatically affects one’s quality of life. It may also cause emotional stress…
Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death in most countries.  These diseases involve the blood vessels, the heart or both.  The circulatory or cardiovascular system supplies the body with blood and consists of the heart, veins, arteries and capillaries.  Cardiovascular diseases are a group heart and blood vessel disorders…
The ‘do it all’ generation of females is feeling the strain, with working women far more stressed than men.1 Women aged between 35 and 54 – who are likely to be juggling many roles including breadwinner, mother, carer for elderly parents, and homemaker – experience significantly higher stress levels than…
While October is traditionally Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the importance of discussing this very common disease in Women’s Month cannot be overlooked – after all, Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed, yet highly curable disease among South African women. So, while celebrating the stories of our remarkable South African…

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