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The Coronavirus (CoViD-19) has received global attention, and various stakeholders in the healthcare value chain are mobilizing their resources, placing considerable efforts to control spread and find a solution quickly. Many digital initiatives (e.g., tracking applications) were launched since Jan 2020; however, unfortunately, no application provides tips for consistent prevention…
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:49

Virus & immunity: scientist points to mushroom extract

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A top Japanese scientist has pointed to a powerful immune-boosting extract of the shiitake mushroom, called AHCC, to help defend against infectious diseases. Dr Kohei Homma, a Japanese biochemist and expert in nutritional medicine who visited South Africa last year, said AHCC -- a standardized extract of cultured shiitake mushroom…
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:50

Fertility on the decline - UN report

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The average fertility rate in South Africa is on the decline, in line with global trends, and couples unable to conceive after a year of trying should seek help from a specialist, says a leading urogynaecologist. A United Nations report notes that fertility rates in South Africa for 2020 are…
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 08:30

Toxic sunscreen bad for health, the planet

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South Africa has some of the highest incidence of malignant melanoma in the world, highlighting the critical importance of using sunscreen which should be non-toxic, says leading SA health expert, Vanessa Ascencao. January is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and research shows that in SA the incidence of malignant melanoma is…
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 09:56

HAVE A HEALTHY PREGNANCY WITH THESE HINTS AND TIPS

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Gert Coetzee, pharmacist and diet pioneer who founded The Diet Everyone Talks About comments on the importance of pregnant women maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle as a healthy and nutritious diet during pregnancy as it reduces the risks for both them and the baby. Pregnant women who eat well and exercise…
Thursday, 20 February 2020 15:47

BREAK THE BARRIERS TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

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Daniel Kibel, Founder and Director of CM Trading shares his insights into financial independence “Virgin founder and ground-breaking entrepreneur, Richard Branson, didn’t finish high school. Bill Gates dropped out of university to found Microsoft. JK Rowling was living on government benefits when she wrote her first Harry Potter novel. She…
Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:19

How does Cocaine Affect the Body

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To really understand the gravity of cocaine addiction, we have to get real about its effects on the body. All drugs wreak havoc on an addict, but the long term effects, even after you’ve stopped using, can be truly devastating. No matter how many times you dabble in cocaine, it’s…
GoPack has released The Anti Hangover that works to prevent and recover from an hangover. If taken while drinking, the Anti Hangover can prevent a hangover by keeping your body hydrated and by helping your liver process the alcohol. If one already has a hangover, the Anti Hangover can help…
Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic; Groote Schuur and Red Cross Children's Hospital are first to sign on to Signapps Serve Cape Town, February 7th, 2020. Patient care within the public healthcare sector received a boost this week with the announcement that local health tech company Healthcent will be offering a free…
Thursday, 06 February 2020 18:52

Cannabis Therapy South Africa

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Cannabis Therapy South Africa Cannabis Therapy South Africa an established medical cannabis supplier recently announced that their products are now available in Europe and America. Cannabis Therapy has recently opened a depot in Poland that will service existing clients in Europe and will start branching into America. Cannabis Therapy is…
By Lizle Louw and Shane Johnson, Employment Law Specialists at Webber Wentzel After the cannabis judgment* handed down by the Constitutional Court in 2018, it is now widely known that adults may use, possess and cultivate cannabis privately in South Africa. The judgment raises critical questions around medical testing in the workplace, especially…
Meet Peet Snyman, a 56-year old happily married man, with two sons. Peet used to be a great rugby player for the Blue Bulls and was looked at as a candidate to become part of the Springboks, until he suffered a life changing knee injury. Peet had a stroke as…

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