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.

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.

A dose of volunteering is just what the doctor ordered

When paediatric dentist Dr Weakley embarked on a health drive with the Tshemba Foundation and the Colgate mobile unit to screen and treat members of the community, she never expected how much more she’d gain from the experience than what she originally thought: “It makes you humble to see how little these wonderful people are able to live with. Our lives are so complicated and hectic – this makes you realise that life is more than just work and the rat race.”

Can supplements help with fertility?

Infertility, which is defined as not being able to fall pregnant after trying for a year, affects between 15 and 20% of the South African population, which translates to approximately one in every six couples.

PREGNAVIT M FIZZY LAUNCHED IN SA

PREGNAVIT M FIZZY LAUNCHED IN SA   iNova Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd has launched Pregnavit M fizzy, the first prenatal effervescent in South Africa, for use before, during and after pregnancy. Pregnavit M fizzy contains a comprehensive formulation with Folic Acid...

INOVA ACQUIRES FLUGON™ BRAND

iNova Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd has acquired the FLUGON™ brand from Tara Pharmaceuticals. This acquisition took place in June last year and iNova has worked on revived new packaging which will be available on shelf at leading pharmacies nationwide from April.

SAPICS AND ASCM AIM TO IMPROVE AFRICA’S PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPLY CHAINS

A grant awarded to the United States based Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is aimed at improving public health supply chains in Africa. South Africa’s Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, SAPICS, has announced that it is a strategic partner with ASCM in the critical undertaking.

The Council for Medical Schemes’ Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) Summit is set to focus on South Africa’s multi-billion-rand healthcare challenge

From 28 February to 1 March 2019, the CMS will host its inaugural Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The FWA Summit will bring together medical schemes, administrators, managed care organisations, policy makers and other stakeholders to discuss strategies for dealing with fraud, waste and abuse in the industry.

Jardiance Declared Best International Pharmaceutical Product 2018

Jardiance Declared Best International Pharmaceutical Product 2018 Boehringer Ingelheim’s sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor, Jardiance (empagliflozin), has been announced winner of the 2018 Prix Galien International Award in the category “Best...

Maternal mortality – Fact Sheet

Maternal mortality - Fact SheetMSD for Mothers     Global statistics1 • Every day, approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. • 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries. • Maternal mortality is...

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