Health and Wellness: Combat winter dryness

For many people, cold winter days bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortably dry skin. Wind, dry air, and chilly temperatures can do a number on soft skin and hair. Cold air outside and central heat indoors can strip moisture from strands and pores, making hair rough and […]

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Meda Pharma

Meda is an international specialty pharma company with its own sales organisations in close to 60 countries and operations expanding in growth markets. The 48th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, at the end of 2013, Meda had 3 062 employees, 1 914 of whom work in sales and marketing. Sales and marketing activities are […]

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3M Consumer Health Care Division

3M Nexcare™ Products We are all about developing first aid products for a family’s skin healing needs. To us, every cut and scrape is serious and deserves the very best care. 3M Nexcare brand has friendly skin care solutions for your everyday life. For nearly 60 years, 3M has provided innovative products to the healthcare […]

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Global immunisation week

Global immunisation week reminds parents to take responsibility for protecting their child’s health by vaccinating The last week of April is Global Vaccination Week. This project, initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is intended to stimulate awareness of one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions responsible for saving millions of lives […]

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Support the NSRI and win 2 Mitsubishi vehicles

Get involved and help the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) raise the funds they need desperately. By donating R680 you can enter the 2016 NSRI Double Mitsubishi promotion. Because the number of tickets is limited to 31 000, you have an excellent chance of winning and your contribution will help us fund our rescue work. […]

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Ear ache from NIHL

Noise-induced hearing loss

The ear is a conduit for engagement; our sense of hearing enables us to connect with others, and any reduction in the ability to hear is experienced as a grievous loss. People who are unable to be fully involved in the life of their family because they can’t hear what is said when more than […]

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Standing desks could decrease heart disease in SA

Sitting for more than four hours a day could increase an individual’s risk of death from any health issue – including diabetes and heart disease – by 46% when compared to those who sit for less than two hours a day, according to a recent study by the journal of Circulation. The implementation of standing […]

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Fight TB and HIV

TB stats now equate HIV infections

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that ranks alongside HIV-Aids as a leading cause of death worldwide and is a massive problem in South Africa. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), South Africa ranks the third highest in the world in terms of TB burden, after India and China. Approximately 1% of the South African population […]

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new product launch - CornFix

Kroko launch new product – CornFix®

Brand new Kroko CornFix® is a liquid application to treat corns. There are two types of corns which generally occur either on the top or on the side of the toes. A hard corn is a small patch of thickened, dead skin. A soft corn has a much thinner surface, appears whitish and rubbery and […]

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Psoriasis: Attention to lifestyle can make life better

The skin lesions of psoriasis often cause considerable pain and discomfort, itching and bleeding, impacting on sleep, work, and enjoyment of life. This is especially true when the palms of the hands, soles of the feet or nails are involved, as they commonly are. Everyday activities, like shopping, getting a haircut, going to the gym […]

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Get the perfect body – tips from Ms Universe

When Vivian Goosen walks into a room, heads turn. Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous and ultra-feminine, but the 47-year old has a body that most teenagers would die for. In her form-fitting gym outfit not an ounce of fat is visible on her lean and toned body – just one of the reasons Vivian […]

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Gout affects more men than women

Joint pain

Pain in the joints, known as arthralgia, is experienced by most people at some point in their life. The type of joint pain varies and can be due to a number of factors. It can be acute pain, pain due to an injury, or chronic pain. Causes range from arthritis or age-related degeneration to a […]

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Importance of protection against skin cancer during winter

Winter is around the corner, taking care of your skin should be one of your biggest priorities. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you don’t need to protect your skin from the sun because summer is over. According to CANSA, there are about 20 000 reported cases of skin cancer and 700 deaths annually […]

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RESEARCH STUDY: Flu vaccine scrutinised

This study looks at the application of the screening method to monitor influenza vaccine effectiveness among the elderly in Germany with specific focus on the 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 flu seasons. (more…)

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Health and Wellness: First aid care

A well-stocked first-aid kit, kept within easy reach, is a necessary in every home. Having supplies gathered ahead of time will help customers handle an emergency at a moment’s notice. (more…)

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Akeso Clinic Umhlanga opens their doors

Barely a month after Akeso opened its new state-of-the-art psychiatric inpatient facility in Umhlanga, the demand for their services are so high that the clinic was almost full in the first week. The Hospital Manager, Brenda Govender, attributes this to an ever increasing need for mental health care in our communities. She says, “there seems […]

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Most parents underestimate the importance of learning CPR

Many parents underestimate the importance of learning basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid, says Richards Bay mother Amanda Kruger, as she recalls the traumatic near-drowning of her son, Juandre, five months ago. “Knowing how to perform CPR and first aid is very important. I always thought that I would not need it and that […]

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Know your products – Oral health

Good dental or oral care is important to maintaining healthy teeth, gums, and tongue. Oral problems, including bad breath, dry mouth, canker or cold sores, tooth decay, or thrush are all treatable with proper diagnosis and care. (more…)

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Workshop for women with uterine fibroids

Thousands of SA women silently suffering the devastating symptoms of untreated uterine fibroids Interventional radiologist Dr Gary Sudwarts has set himself the goal of raising awareness of the debilitating women’s health condition of uterine fibroids, which he believes warrants much greater attention and awareness than it currently receives. Dr Sudwarts, who practices at Netcare Park […]

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