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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…
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 13:34


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Obesity is a medical condition that happens when a person carries excess weight that might affect your health.  Body mass index (BMI) is a tool that doctors use to see if a person has the appropriate weight for their age, height and sex.  A BMI of between 25 and 29.9…
Customer satisfaction and price tolerance is declining while utilisation is increasing Medical schemes are facing tremendous pressure in a low growth market where customer expectations and utilisation are very high and increasing, while loyalty is on the decline as a result of lower price tolerance.  As the economy bites and…
Opinion: Michael Settas, Independent Strategic & Technical Healthcare Advisor After 6 long years the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) conclusions into the private sector were finally published on 30 September 2019. All major stakeholders came in for critique, with findings ranging from good to not so good! Legal action did…
Thursday, 17 October 2019 09:31

World Trauma Day 2019 – how to reclaim your life

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World Trauma Day, which is commemorated around the world on October 17th focuses on what happens to people when they are exposed to life-threatening or traumatic experiences.Commenting on the significance of the day, specialist self-care and trauma coach, Leigh Joy Mansel-Pleydell shares research and insights on how trauma can lead to post-traumatic…
Dental equipment includes all the small and big tools that help in diagnostic and treatment of various oral diseases like dental infection. Some of the important reasons for the growth of the dental treatment market are as follows; rapid growth of ageing population, increasing demand of cosmetic dentistry across the…
A South African health company, committed to helping fight malnutrition among women and children, is backing a philanthropic doctor’s “pay what you can” services by donating vitamin D supplements worth R300 000 to his patients. Coyne Healthcare said it was sending 2 000 units of high-quality BetterYou vitamin D oral…
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 15:31

Vitamin D lowers risk of cancer death – study

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Supplementing with vitamin D may lower the risk of cancer death by 16%, according to new research. Scientists from China and the US, analysing data from 52 studies covering almost 76 000 participants, found that “vitamin D supplementation reduced risk of cancer death by 16%.” They proposed additional studies on…
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 16:22

It's important to 3 your heart

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In South Africa, 225 people are killed by heart diseases every single day. A sobering number indeed. On the positive side though, up to 80% of heart diseases and strokes can be prevented. While these conditions are often attributed to lifestyle choices, Dr Pamela Naidoo of the South African Heart…
Friday, 11 October 2019 20:10

Support boobs in the bay

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Cape Town’s vibrant Bay Harbour Market has joined forces with PinkDrive for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring clinical testing to the bay on Saturday 19 October 2019 - an initiative proudly sponsored by Strawberry Lips and Schweppes. PinkDrive is an organization that believes early detection of breast cancer will…
Johannesburg, 9 October 2019. Polyflor SA demonstrated their commitment to ensuring ongoing sustainability in the healthcare industry during a recent exhibit at the biennial SAFHE/CEASA conference held at the CTICC.  Widely acclaimed as the flagship event for healthcare infrastructure in Southern Africa, this year’s event brought together delegates from both…
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 14:25

Be Smart: Tip The Balance To Your Health

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Tired of measuring and weighing the individual ingredients going into your smoothies? Or do you just not bother and rely on guesswork to get the nutritional balance right? Now there’s an easy – and super smart – way to get the exact nutritional breakdown, in real time as you’re building…

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