This Women’s Month (August 2020), Livewell – a specialist dementia care provider – want to acknowledge the women caregivers and the women living with dementia. They are running a competition to highlight the role of female caregivers across South Africa.
The spread of the common cold, influenza and many other infectious diseases may be prevented by using the correct disinfectants on surfaces as well as in hand sanitation on a regular basis. Many respiratory diseases affecting humans and animals globally, such as avian influenza virus (AIV), tuberculosis as well as the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, more specifically the COVID-19, are caused by agents including bacteria, fungi as well as viruses. These organisms and especially viruses are secreted in large amounts by the infected human or animal which leads to contamination of the environment in which they live or move around in. Disinfection as well as proper cleaning plays a crucial part in the control and elimination of these pathogens.
The #1 selling piles treatment brand in the UK, Anusol, is trailblazing the solution for this uncomfortable condition with its new Anusol Soothing and Cleansing Flushable Wipes. The wipes offer sufferers an innovative natural personal hygiene alternative that is gentle, effective, convenient and eco-friendly whilst soothing, cleansing and cooling the affected area.
A new in vitro study shows the ability of ColdGuardTM to deactivate SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic
ABEX Pharmaceutica has announced that preliminary results of an in vitro study on ColdGuard™ demonstrates that it deactivates SARS-CoV-2 by 98,3% in just 20 minutes, and can offer a protective barrier against the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since being declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this year, COVID-19 cases around the world have continued to increase at an alarming rate with over 11 million people reported to have contracted the virus to date. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), COVID-19 is mild with minimal flu symptoms in more than 80% of those who contract the virus. However, in up to 15% of cases, COVID-19 has been severe with about 5% of cases needing critical care. In as much as the number of people needing critical care is lower compared to the rest of the cases who get diagnosed with the virus, the IDF states that people with pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with COVID-19 once they contract it
At this time of social distancing and hygiene control because of the advent of COVID-19, the ability to regulate access in high volume public areas and businesses is critical. Leading global provider of access control and security solutions dormakaba says hygiene and infection protection measures now play a decisive role in planning new access systems or upgrading existing infrastructure.
South Africans — and the world — are now months into “shelter at home” decrees, as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to make its devastating mark on the world. For carers of people living with dementia, isolating at home means being the primary (or sole) caregiver around the clock — piling stressor on top of existing stressors, and making burnout an ever more imminent threat.
South African hospitals will be given a wider choice of high-quality generic intravenous (IV) treatments at a much lower cost – the savings of which will benefit not only SA’s struggling healthcare sector but also patients. Pharma Dynamics – a leading generics distributor in SA has just launched a new IV antibiotic, Sepencil, which will be available to intensivists and physicians to help treat hospitalised patients who are critically ill as a result of bacterial infections.
Doctors can now prescribe an affordable orally dispersible tablet (ODT), called Zoxadon ODT to treat patients with schizophrenia, bipolar and other mood or disruptive disorders in children and adults.
Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are filled with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds – and they are a great source of fibre, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. But not everyone is keen on the taste and NRF Health has introduced the supplement NRF Beetroot, which has numerous health benefits.
British-led scientists have now scientifically proven an antiviral protein, developed to fight flu pandemics, is effective against the virus that causes Covid-19. Virustatic Shield is the only face-covering available that has a protective Viruferrin™ coating.
New COV-19 diagnostic test kits options from premium RT-PCR, Antibody Rapid tests to automated antibody tests
Labotec is proud to present a complete diagnostic solution to aid South Africa in the wake of the COV-19 pandemic. The range distributed includes premium quality RT-PCR, Antibody Rapid test kits and automated antibody diagnostic tests for use in diagnosing potentially positive COV-19 patients.
Landlords and business owners are facing new uncertainties every day due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Chief among these anxieties is how they are required to adapt interiors and buildings to comply with new international regulations. Dr Maria Neira of the World Health Organization put it eloquently when she said, “The wealth of business depends on the health of workers.” Bearing that in mind, an ethos of responsibility needs to be cultivated and landlords must proactively assist tenants to mitigate situations that could place them in harm’s way.
According to Dr Melinda Suchard, Head of the Centre for Vaccines and Immunology at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, all routine childhood immunisation services are advised to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pharma Dynamics has introduced a top-quality hemp-based, cannabidiol (CBD) product, called Cannamics, to the SA market. It is extracted from the highest quality organically farmed hemp and is classified as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-free.