Wound Healing Southern Africa (WHSA), the official journal of the Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa (WHASA) and the South African Burn Society (SABS), reaches healthcare practitioners with an interest in wound care. WHSA is a valuable resource for this multidisciplinary group, and local key opinion leaders contribute evidence-based review articles, case studies and wound care product updates that are relevant and interesting.

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ALL ABOUT DRY MOUTH What is it, what causes it and how can symptoms be relieved?

We use our mouths every day to eat, smile, speak, and more. Saliva is important to maintain a healthy mouth. When the quantity and quality of saliva decreases, oral diseases can develop very quickly. Saliva also washes your teeth providing minerals for repair, and helps prevent bacteria, viruses and fungi from causing tooth decay and gum disease.

New policy sparks a new approach to medical malpractice cover in South Africa

To counter the exponential rise in medical malpractice claims in recent years, Genoa Underwriting Managers and KZN based Safire Insurance Company have launched a specialised Medical Malpractice Insurance product that will completely change the way local doctors and specialists manage risk.

Herpes simplex viruses simplified

The Herpes simplex viruses can be categorised into two types, namely the herpes type 1 (HSV-1) more commonly known as oral herpes (fever blisters or cold sores) and herpes type 2 (HSV-2), known as genital herpes.

NRF Vitamin C for Eye Care

An interesting study by The American Optometric Association notes that vitamin C benefits include slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is the number one cause of blindness as we get older and will help to preserve sharp vision. Scientific evidence suggests vitamin C lowers the risk of developing cataracts of which risk factors are smoking, diabetes and steroid use which can deplete the eye’s lens of vitamin C.

Duro-Tuss, New Packaging, Same Trusted Combination

Coughing is an important reflex that removes mucus and other secretions out of the body to help clear the airways, enabling easier breathing and faster healing

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