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Pyrotec PackMedia hosts Pharmaceutical Open Day

During September, Pyrotec PackMedia held an Open Day for pharmaceutical customers to showcase the many benefits of the Fix-a-Form informational booklet label, among other brands in the company's stable...

Issued by Pyrotec 8 hours ago

Ivory Coast benefits from schistosomiasis programme

Merck, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ivory Coast's ministry of health launched a tablet distribution programme to fight schistosomiasis...

1 day ago

Medical aid price hikes in 2017 and what to do about it

With the announcement of serious price hikes on medical aids from January 2017, it is now a proven fact that the increases on this service far exceeds that of the inflation rate on a year to year basis...

Issued by Just Perfect 1 day ago

Medical aid fraud, waste and abuse

Fraud, wastage, abuse and irregular practices adds R22bn per year to the overall annual cost of private healthcare in South Africa...

2 days ago

Medical aid members love to complain, but often get it wrong

Medical aid members often do not understand the terms and conditions of their scheme, and so are quick to complain when faced with unexpected medical bills...

3 days ago

New platform aims to bring primary healthcare to millions

An under-resourced public healthcare sector has resulted in inadequate access to healthcare, thereby perpetuating inequality in South Africa...

17 Oct 2016

Curbing absenteeism through affordable healthcare

A trend in sick leave soaring at certain times lead to an investigation that found that it was because staff couldn't afford medical care...

17 Oct 2016

Managing patient information - the answer is simplification

Patients have the right to access their medical records, putting pressure on healthcare institutions to come up with integrated data management processes...

By Monty Zarrouk 17 Oct 2016

Fat, body image and cultural bias

Amid the government's declaration of war on obesity, a recent study shows large segment of the population are quite happy to be overweight...

14 Oct 2016

Coke, Pepsi fund health groups ... but fight them too: study

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola and Pepsi have given millions of dollars to health organisations while quietly fighting anti-obesity measures such as taxes on soft drinks...

14 Oct 2016

Patients bear the brunt of unregulated private healthcare

It is no secret that healthcare costs continue to soar within a largely unregulated South African market...

13 Oct 2016

Plasma technology: next generation of non-invasive surgery

Non-invasive or 'soft' surgeries are gathering momentum, with briefer hospital stays, minimal incision, less post-surgery complications, and shorter recovery time...

13 Oct 2016

PTSD: What every employer needs to know

It is essential that employers understand the difference between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of work-related stress or fatigue, and recognise if their employees are suffering from this stress-related illness...

12 Oct 2016

Our lifestyle is making us sick

Figures by the WHO show that within the next decade, 28m people in Africa will die from cardiovascular illness, diabetes, and other NCDs - most of which are chronic and lifestyle related...

12 Oct 2016

Delta's Pink Plane takes to the sky for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Delta Air Lines' Pink Plane is taking to the skies throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as part of a series of events to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Fund...

12 Oct 2016

World Bank project gets stuck into occupation-related TB

An initiative to heighten access to TB-related services and information among affected mining communities is currently being undertaken by the World Bank...

12 Oct 2016

Love your beans for good health

South Africa celebrated National Nutrition Week from 9-15 October, and aligned to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which declared that 2016 is the 'International Year of Pulses', this year's campaign theme is 'Love your beans - eat dry beans, peas and lentils!..

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Oct 2016

#GlobalMentalHealth: Stress impacts corporate bottom line

Burnout is responsible for a loss of earnings estimated at R40,6bn, equalling 2,2% of the country's annual GDP...

10 Oct 2016

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