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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 13:09

FIGHT DIABETES WITH A HEALTHY DIET & LIFESTYLE

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November is national Diabetes Month, a time when attention is focused on diabetes, how it impacts people’s lives and how to lower the risk of getting it.  Diabetes a disease that occurs when your glucose (also known as blood sugar), is too high.  Blood glucose is the main source of…
The Polystyrene Association of SA has launched a Food Compliance Responsibility Initiative (FCRI) - aimed at ensuring that world-class health and safety standards are adhered to in the South African context. Members of the Association who manufacture packaging used in food contact applications have been encouraged to sign a voluntary…
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 12:55

The future of nutrition is personal -- study

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A new study shows that food has very different impacts on the gut health of each individual, underscoring that the future of nutrition will be personal. The US study by the University of Minnesota showed that foods with similar nutritional profiles had very different effects on gut health due to…
The annual Engen KlevaKidz launched in the Eastern Cape this week with super hero safety educator, Mr Wise again in the starring role.Engen KlevaKidz is an educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate young learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety.The 2019 edition launched at Vumile…
Robotic surgery has successfully been applied to almost 2 000 major urological procedures at The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, and is the way of the future for medicine, says Africa’s first black robotic surgeon. Urologist, Dr Kabo Ijane, who qualified as a robotic surgeon earlier this year after training both locally…
New research shows that a predominantly plant-based diet may cut death from heart disease by a third -- and help combat climate change. A new, large-scale study of over 10 000 US participants has added to a growing body of evidence linking plant-based diets to improved health, while a recent…
With most medical schemes having recently announced their increases for 2020 at an average of 10% as well as any changes to their benefit options, you may be considering a review of your healthcare cover and whether it still meets your needs and budget. Before making any changes, it is…
A 10 percent weight loss may reverse type 2 diabetes and keeping the weight off may dramatically improve health and stabilize cardiometabolic risk factors, according to new research. A study by the University of Cambridge of 867 diabetics between 40 and 69, found that 257 patients with a weight loss…
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 13:34

DON’T LET OBESITY COME BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR HEALTH

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Obesity is a medical condition that happens when a person carries excess weight that might affect your health.  Body mass index (BMI) is a tool that doctors use to see if a person has the appropriate weight for their age, height and sex.  A BMI of between 25 and 29.9…
Customer satisfaction and price tolerance is declining while utilisation is increasing Medical schemes are facing tremendous pressure in a low growth market where customer expectations and utilisation are very high and increasing, while loyalty is on the decline as a result of lower price tolerance.  As the economy bites and…
Opinion: Michael Settas, Independent Strategic & Technical Healthcare Advisor After 6 long years the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) conclusions into the private sector were finally published on 30 September 2019. All major stakeholders came in for critique, with findings ranging from good to not so good! Legal action did…
Thursday, 17 October 2019 09:31

World Trauma Day 2019 – how to reclaim your life

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World Trauma Day, which is commemorated around the world on October 17th focuses on what happens to people when they are exposed to life-threatening or traumatic experiences.Commenting on the significance of the day, specialist self-care and trauma coach, Leigh Joy Mansel-Pleydell shares research and insights on how trauma can lead to post-traumatic…

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