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Johannesburg, 25 July 2019: The pancreas plays a key role in all aspects of maintaining a healthy digestive system.  Men especially need to make sure they are looking after the pancreas, which plays an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel for the body's cells.1 An organ…
Vasectomies are a safe and effective form of contraception for men and fears that they may contribute to cancer are unfounded, according to research. A vasectomy, also known as “the snip”, is a common form of contraception in many countries and involves a surgical procedure to cut the supply of…
Johannesburg, 15 July 2019 - The Adcock Ingram Critical Care facility in Aeroton now boasts two of the best manufacturing facility emergency teams in the country, with its firefighting team winning the prestigious national Marsh Mutual Risk Group (MRG) fire team competition only months after the facility’s first aid team…
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is celebrated on June 26, directly or indirectly impacts on all of our lives. While statistics indicate that 10% of the population are addicts, the rest of us are also affected in some way, as we all have a family member,…
Robotic surgery is set for dramatic global growth due to an increasing incidence of chronic diseases and the success of the minimally invasive technology in treating these, according to a new report. In 2013 The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, became the first institution in South Africa to acquire a robotic surgical…
Johannesburg, 10 June 2019: May was National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, encouraging education in the battle against this disease which is usually diagnosed in childhood. An inherited life-threatening disorder, cystic fibrosis (CF) affects all parts of the body, predominantly the lungs and digestive system. 1 According to the South African…
Over 80 percent of women find men with a dry, itchy scalp a turn off, according to a new poll. And, men with the condition – which affects one in four males – say it’s embarrassing and agree it’s unattractive. The survey, by market researchers, Beauty Bulletin, on behalf of…
Sunday, 02 June 2019 16:47

Comfort for Dad

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The Tempur Lumbar Support Cushion and Seat Cushion are the perfect gifts for dad this Father’s Day! He will appreciate quality comfort every day in the office, while watching his favourite TV show, enjoying a sports match or while travelling. Dad will thank you. The anatomical shape, variable height adjustments…
A protest was staged at the end of The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) Admission Ceremony which was held on the 23 May 2019. The lone protest was conducted during the singing of the National Anthem with a poster that read: “Congratulations to all the successful candidates. This…
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort and it is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Research shows that IBS is more common in women than in men and begins in young adulthood. Some IBS patients experience weight loss because…
South Africa’s burden of malnutrition and stunting among under-fives needs to be addressed by both the private and public sector, according to the Global Nutrition Report released in November 2018, which reported that while stunting in under-fives had dropped globally from 32.6% in 2000 to 22.2% in 2017, South Africa’s…
The former Head of the Tygerberg Breast Clinic, Doctor Justus Apffelstaedt is continuing his collaboration with one of South Africa’s oldest, national, non-profit breast cancer support groups, Reach for Recovery, to raise awareness and funds for their Ditto Project. The collaboration in 2018 achieved media coverage valued at R1.7 million…

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