Prostate-cancer12 Check for prostate cancer from 40

    Men with a family history of prostate cancer should have prostate examinations from the age of 40, says top SA urologist. Dr Dirk Ligthelm of The Urology Hospital in Pretoria says men should consult their GP or urologist for a prostate blood test (PSA) and a rectal examination. A PSA measures the level of prostate-specific […]

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Holistic Health

    supplements-omega STUDY: Omega-3, B vitamins, and slowing the brain’s decline

    B vitamins can help many older adults with mild cognitive impairment, but only if they have good levels of omega-3 fatty acids. While research has already established that B vitamin supplements can help slow mental decline in older people with memory problems, an international team has now found that having higher levels of omega-3 fatty […]

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Health Insight

    Mens health - excercise Real men have regular health checks

    Some health needs are specific to men. As such it’s important for them to take their health seriously and be proactive about it. TYPE 2 DIABETES Type 2 diabetes is one of the largest global health emergencies of the 21st century. Worldwide, it is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and stroke), blindness, […]

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Women's Health

    vaccine-cervical-cancer4 Vaccination against cervical cancer

    Why it’s important to know about it and to protect your family. Each year almost 8 000 South African women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. In South Africa, it is the most common cancer among women aged 14-44 and the leading cause of deaths from cancer among women in general. CERVICAL CANCER IS CAUSED BY […]

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Eye Care

    conjunctivits-dry-eye CPD: Bacterial conjunctivitis

    Conjunctivitis is estimated to contribute 1% of ophthalmic problems or disorders seen in primary care setting, and 1-4% in all GP consultations worldwide, with bacterial conjunctivitis being the most frequent. Even though it is a self-limiting condition, the prevalence is significant to the general population due to its economic and societal burden (Hovding, 2008). CLICK […]

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Baby & Child

    Child-dentist-oral health Oral health for tiny tots

    Taking care of tiny tots’ teeth can prevent future oral problems. We all know that brushing our teeth and flossing regularly is vital to healthy teeth and gums, but what about the tiny tots in our midst? Is caring for milk teeth as important as caring for permanent teeth and at what age should we […]

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