NRF Health has added a convenient tube of buffered Vitamin C fizzy tablets with bioflavonoids, to their popular and affordable range of Vitamin C supplements. Each handy pack contains 10 effervescent Vitamin C tablets which easily dissolve in a glass of water.
As South Africans, we love salting our food, but the more salt we consume, the more at risk it puts us of heart disease and stroke, which annually claims the lives of 78 475 people in our country.
In an increasingly competitive world where adolescents are constantly under pressure to achieve and excel – at school, on the sports field, at home, among friends – it comes as no surprise that suicide is one of the leading causes of teen deaths, worldwide as well as in South Africa.
In recent years, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have risen in prominence on the global public health agenda. NCDs are not passed from person to person but are typically the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors, and they tend to progress slowly. The most common NCDs include cardiovascular diseases (such as heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.
Bacterial Vaginosis, defined as an imbalance in vaginal flora characterised by low levels of lactobacilli and an increased frequency of facultatively anaerobic bacteria, is one of the most common reproductive tract infections in women globally.
Vaginal dryness is common after menopause. The symptoms can include painful intercourse, itching or burning, vaginal discomfort, and frequent urination. It’s not easy to talk about, but it’s totally normal, and more common than you think.
Pharma Dynamics, South Africa’s leading supplier of cardiovascular medicines*, announces the addition of Dynaval (valsartan) to its extensive range of cardiovascular medicines.
Ground-breaking recycling project turns used medical consumables into much-needed school shoes for disadvantaged children.
In a pioneering and collaborative move for the healthcare industry, a recycling project between Adcock Ingram Critical Care, Netcare, Executive Mayor, Councillor Herman Mashaba, and the City of Johannesburg, is helping hospitals deal with their safe healthcare waste in a way that creates functional new products, including school shoes for disadvantaged children.
The world is currently benefiting from a wave of pharmaceutical breakthroughs including targeted ‘personalised’ treatment and biologics. In South Africa, which has traditionally lagged behind the rest of the world, requiring five to seven years in the licensing of new drugs compared to 18 months to two years in most western countries, there is cause for optimism on progress in 2018.
Umbilical Cord Blood takes medical – and now administrative – strides forward in treatment of cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder
Ongoing trials in the use of autologous and allogeneic umbilical cord blood in the treatment of cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder, have produced positive results and have changed the lives of many people who suffer from these and similar neurological conditions.
NOVARTIS URGES PATIENTS TO PLAY A ROLE IN SAFER MEDICAL TREATMENT Marking World Patient Safety Day, Novartis calls on patients be proactive about communication and adverse event reporting Novartis South Africa has urged South Africans to become more involved in...
AWARD-WINNING DOC-U-MENTALLY FILM NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD Doc-U-Mentally – an award-winning film about the extreme pressures junior doctors face in South Africa is now available on DVD for R200. The documentary that was produced and directed by Francois Wahl, follows the...
A new take on medical professional indemnity (PI) protection for doctors is turning the traditional, controversial indemnity insurance model on its head.
Right to Care, with the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is rolling out Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) at three sites in Gauteng and one in the Western Cape, targeting those at high risk for HIV exposure particularly men who have sex with men and transgender people.
While digital device usage is soaring, global awareness of digital eye strain is low, according to a new international survey carried out by Novartis among 6,000 people.