The causes of overweight and obesity are complex. While diet and physical activity are central to energy balance, both are directly and indirectly influenced by a wide range of social, environmental, behavioural, genetic and physiological factors. For many people, weight gain is hard to avoid and very difficult to reverse. Advising patients about the health benefits of losing weight and helping them to do so, is becoming increasingly important for healthcare practitioners.
A new supplement which contains a unique combination of ingredients clinically proven to help correct endocrine and metabolic imbalances linked to insulin resistance and associated infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is now available in South Africa.
A local insurer of healthcare professionals, EthiQal, has donated R240 000 to Operation Healing Hands, OHH, a non-profit-organisation set up to relieve the overwhelming burden of surgery in the public sector. The organisation selects disadvantaged, clinically-eligible patients for life-saving and life-enhancing surgery.
Adcock Ingram Critical Care firefighting team follows first aid team to win top spot in SA competitions
The Adcock Ingram Critical Care facility in Aeroton now boasts two of the best manufacturing facility emergency teams in the country, with its firefighting team winning the prestigious national Marsh Mutual Risk Group (MRG) fire team competition only months after the facility’s first aid team won the national Marsh MRG first aid team competition.
Athletes, particularly long distance runners, need food to not only fuel their next workout, but also for the essential vitamins and minerals needed to help turn food into energy, keep bones strong, boost immunity, repair strained muscle tissue and for general health.
Equity Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce the registration and availability of Esmocard® 100 mg/10 ml solution for infusion in South Africa
Medical practitioners need to focus all their energy on their patients, rather than being distracted by technology. Technology can easily become a burden rather than an aid and for this reason, they need to consider modern cloud-based solutions. The cloud has brought about massive cost savings and increased profits for many businesses, especially in the medical field. Euphoria Telecom’s intelligent cloud-based call management software makes it possible to save between 30 – 40% on calls and more than 50% on the monthly PBX spend.
Introducing the next generation in the treatment of dry skin, Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel. Yet another skincare game changer from Bio-Oil.
Managing medical risk in South Africa’s runaway healthcare litigation environment is a multi-facetted and difficult endeavour, but one that must be tackled to avoid dire healthcare delivery consequences.
Mentholatum SA, a health & wellness company and providers of non-prescription pharmaceutical, healthcare and cosmetics products to consumers, has announced the launch of OXY CHARCOAL 3 in 1.
Mentholatum SA, a health & wellness company and the makers of Deep Heat, relaunches the only Ibuprofen gel on the South African Market – Deep Relief Ibuprofen Gel.
“People used to think of nutritional supplements as something of a luxury item only ever used by people who were always too busy to eat and exercise right- namely people that worked in white collar jobs. But the varying ailments we face today are not focused on a particular group of people. And most of them can be combated with the right nutritional supplements”, Francis says.
For the 20 – 30% of South Africans who suffer from allergic rhinitis (hay fever), a new product is now available which provides a natural non-medicated nasal care solution and daily safeguard against nasal allergy.
The cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden in South Africa is increasing among all age groups and is predicted to become the principle contributor to overall morbidity and mortality in people over the age of 50.