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Dental equipment includes all the small and big tools that help in diagnostic and treatment of various oral diseases like dental infection. Some of the important reasons for the growth of the dental treatment market are as follows; rapid growth of ageing population, increasing demand of cosmetic dentistry across the…
A South African health company, committed to helping fight malnutrition among women and children, is backing a philanthropic doctor’s “pay what you can” services by donating vitamin D supplements worth R300 000 to his patients. Coyne Healthcare said it was sending 2 000 units of high-quality BetterYou vitamin D oral…
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 15:31

Vitamin D lowers risk of cancer death – study

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Supplementing with vitamin D may lower the risk of cancer death by 16%, according to new research. Scientists from China and the US, analysing data from 52 studies covering almost 76 000 participants, found that “vitamin D supplementation reduced risk of cancer death by 16%.” They proposed additional studies on…
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 16:22

It's important to 3 your heart

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In South Africa, 225 people are killed by heart diseases every single day. A sobering number indeed. On the positive side though, up to 80% of heart diseases and strokes can be prevented. While these conditions are often attributed to lifestyle choices, Dr Pamela Naidoo of the South African Heart…
Friday, 11 October 2019 20:10

Support boobs in the bay

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Cape Town’s vibrant Bay Harbour Market has joined forces with PinkDrive for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring clinical testing to the bay on Saturday 19 October 2019 - an initiative proudly sponsored by Strawberry Lips and Schweppes. PinkDrive is an organization that believes early detection of breast cancer will…
Johannesburg, 9 October 2019. Polyflor SA demonstrated their commitment to ensuring ongoing sustainability in the healthcare industry during a recent exhibit at the biennial SAFHE/CEASA conference held at the CTICC.  Widely acclaimed as the flagship event for healthcare infrastructure in Southern Africa, this year’s event brought together delegates from both…
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 14:25

Be Smart: Tip The Balance To Your Health

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Tired of measuring and weighing the individual ingredients going into your smoothies? Or do you just not bother and rely on guesswork to get the nutritional balance right? Now there’s an easy – and super smart – way to get the exact nutritional breakdown, in real time as you’re building…
October is breast cancer month, an annual health campaign to increase awareness of the disease.  Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and it occurs when cells in the breast tissue change and keep reproducing.  These abnormal cells normally form a tumour by clustering together.  The…, a proudly South African online platform, empowers visitors to find psychologists and other mental health service professionals and providers like social workers, family therapists, counselling services, and community clinics quickly. This innovative clinician run directory and mental health resource offers free listings to all qualified mental health professionals, organisations,…
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 10:32

1 in 27 Women

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South Africa’s loved cream liqueur, Strawberry Lips, has dialled up the pink in a big way this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a partnership with COSMOPOLITAN, Strawberry Lips is campaigning to promote body confidence, drive breast cancer awareness and raise funds for PinkDrive. PinkDrive is an organisation that…
Johannesburg, 7 October: Rabies is a vaccine-preventable viral disease which occurs in more than 150 countries and territories.1a Dogs are the main source of human rabies deaths, contributing up to 99% of all rabies transmissions to humans.1a Infection causes tens of thousands of deaths every year, mainly in Asia and…
This past year, Polyflor SA once again partnered with the Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust to help refurbish the paediatric facilities and services for trauma and burns patients at Ngwelezana Hospital, by donating flooring and wall protection products and services valued at close to R400 000.00. According to Tandy Coleman, CEO of Polyflor…

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