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This year’s theme for SADC Malaria Day is “Strong Cross border collaboration is key to Malaria Elimination” and the slogan is “SADC Unite to End Malaria” PRETORIA, South Africa, November 10, 2017/APO Group/ --  South Africa joins Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to commemorate SADC Malaria Day, which is…
Monday, 13 November 2017 09:07

World Diabetes Day - 2017

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DIABETES TREATMENT GOALS STILL SUBOPTIMALNew Approaches Needed for Prevention, Diagnosis and Disease Managment Statistics from the International Diabetes Federation’s 2015 update show that the total number of people with diabetes in Africa is expected to increase by 20 million in 20401, bringing the total to 34.2 million diabetic patients on the continent1. A…
Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:25

Cancer Awareness counts

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How to stay financially fit in a health crisis  Each year, 100 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer and, thanks to the focused awareness campaigns that feature on the calendar each year, we’re better informed about the many (over 200) types that exist, as well as their symptoms and…
The SADC Health Ministers' meeting will culminate with the commemoration of SADC Malaria Day, 10 November, at Thomo village in Giyani LIMPOPO, South Africa, November 8, 2017/APO Group/ --  The Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Chairperson of SADC Health Ministers, will this week host the SADC Health Ministers in…
The hospital attends to more than 483 624 patients in its specialist clinics annually, and admits more than 40 441 patients annually as in-patients PRETORIA, South Africa, November 3, 2017/APO Group/ --  President Jacob Zuma has given a positive appraisal of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria and reaffirmed…
The South African plastics and packaging industries managed to raise an incredible R45 000 during last week’s Propak Cape Exhibition by inviting companies and individuals to pledge funds for a much needed seabird hospital at SANCCOB’s Cape Town centre.  According to Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director at Plastics|SA, leaders in the packaging…
Uterine fibroids are the non-cancerous tumors that make women’s lives miserable. Women with these non-malignant cysts are likely to face severe pain which is unbearable. This health issue becomes common in these days, as it is known from the recent study that almost 20 to 40 percent of women, aged…
In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gugu Intimates hosted an intimate brunch for 20 women at a boutique hotel, The View. In an aim to drive awareness around breast health and getting the right bra fit, Gugu Intimates challenged celebrities and the public to get measured and checked in…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 09:15

Malaria alert in South Africa

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The key prevention strategy of the malaria control programmes in endemic areas is spraying of households with long acting residual insecticides (IRS) which target indoor feeding mosquitos CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 31, 2017/APO Group/ --  High numbers of malaria cases are being reported in the malaria transmission areas (Vhembe…
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 08:18

The KEY to a good MEDICAL SCHEME

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Life is all about choices. We make them every day – in all spheres of our lives. But few choices can be more important than the one we make when choosing the right medical scheme. To say this choice is key, is to make an understatement of note. What may initially seem…
Friday, 27 October 2017 13:03

The Durban Wellness Festival

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STEP UP FOR HEALTH AT THE DURBAN WELLNESS FESTIVAL!  Diabetes may be the second highest cause of death in South Africa after tuberculosis but people are still in denial.  As most people only begin to look after their health when they have a scare and are forced to drastically stem…
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:43

Emergency radiology crucial in crisis

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Emergency radiologists are on the front line of patient care 24/7/365. When disaster strikes and multiple casualties are brought to hospital radiologists provide the imaging services and diagnostic imaging. “Because emergencies can happen day or night, emergency radiologists are vital in the timely diagnosis and management of emergency patients using…

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