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As South Africa braces itself to reach the peak in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, Government statistics have shown that the country could reach 400,000infections by mid-July. While lockdown conditions may have been eased to level 3 for now, South Africa, and much of the world, is nowhere near the…
As South Africa braces itself to reach the peak in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, Government statistics have shown that the country could reach 400,000infections by mid-July. While lockdown conditions may have been eased to level 3 for now, South Africa, and much of the world, is nowhere near the…
Over the past 5 months the Sponsors of Brave campaign, a partnership between Adcock Ingram OTC and News24 published 12 heartwarming stories of brave pharmacists, doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals. The featured stories were selected from almost 3,800 nominations made by readers all over South Africa. The campaign culminated in the…
Bloom was launched in March 2020 by John Kruger and Tony Taylor to make private healthcare accessible and affordable without sacrificing the quality of care. The company name represents their desire to improve the lives of South Africans, enabling growth through health.  “Improving the lives of our customers is an ambitious goal that cannot be achieved without the right partner. That’s…
Vitamins C, D omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, iron and selenium may be essential for immunity -- a vital weapon in the fight against Covid-19 -- and deficiency of these may make it difficult for the immune system to defend the body, a new study has found. The US research…
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 15:54

Popping the myths around schizophrenia

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The time to focus on a frequently ignored illness that impacts the lives of thousands of people has arrived. Schizophrenia is difficult for the person diagnosed with it and their loved ones, in addition, the number of myths surrounding the diagnosis can exacerbate their difficulties, contributing to a negative mindset.…
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 14:37

Engen pledges R1m fuel to FoodForward SA

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Despite the easing of the lockdown restrictions, many South Africans remain in dire need of help. Ever mindful of its role as an agent of positive change, Engen continues to focus on supporting organisations assisting vulnerable communities. South Africa’s favourite petrol station company* on Tuesday, 30 June announced another partnership with…
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 14:54

Not all hand sanitisers are equal

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Burt Rodrigues CEO of Biodx gives insight into the hand sanitisers “Right now each time you walk in or out of a shop, office or building, you’re supposed to use whatever hand sanitiser they’re offering – unless you bring your own. And to be safe at home you’ve probably been buying…
June 2020, Johannesburg: Amid the panic over the COVID-19, it seems as though people have forgotten that soap and water are our best defence against disease. While hand sanitisers can reduce germs, they do not get them off your skin completely and the alcohol they contain can irritate and dry skin…
One of the many obstacles to South Africa’s private healthcare system functioning like a competitive marketplace are the social solidarity principles which require that all members within a medical scheme contribute equally into a pool of funds whether they are young and healthy, or elderly and sickly.  Effectively there is…
With healthcare costs growing at around 10% - levels well-beyond inflation - and with most medical schemes announcing annual plan increases of between 8-9% for 2020, South African medical scheme consumers are left with little choice but to buy down on their medical scheme benefit options in a bid to…
Palliative Treatment for Children South Africa (PatchSA) is thrilled to announce the official launch of their latest resource aimed at improving the quality of life and the care of children in South Africa with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses and conditions and that of their families. Palliative Care for Children: A…

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