Clinics, hospitals and entire countries are actively trying to attract medical tourists through costly advertisement campaigns and other promotional efforts. But what about the friends and family who accompany them?
Valorie A. Crooks 4 Jun 2018
Osteopathic manipulative therapy is a drug-free medical approach which uses touch-based massage, manipulation of soft tissue and joints, and spine mobilisation procedures, to diagnose and treat pain related conditions...
Darren J. Edwards 14 May 2018
From headsets that help you lose weight without dieting to a smart meat thermometer, here are some of the interesting devices on display at the Mobile World Congress...
28 Feb 2018
If you're a member of a medical aid rewards programme, you'll battle to score point for any other form of exercise besides aerobic training...
6 Jun 2017
Westin Hotels & Resorts, in celebration of Global Running Day and with hopes to inspire travellers to rise early and own their morning, announced an addition to the brand's Gear Lending programme...
5 Jun 2017
The Pan-African Health Tourism Congress, scheduled to take place from 8-9 June at the uMfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort, Empageni, Richards Bay, is the flagship event of the health tourism sector...
Pan-African Health Congress 31 May 2017
Promoting a chiropractic clinic in the modern age is all about building a good online brand. Let us focus on some simple promotion tips to jump-start the entire business...
Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in young adults..
3 May 2016
A recent study has revealed that sitting for more than four hours a day could increase an individual's risk of death from any health issue by 46% when compared to those who sit for less than two hours a day...
8 Jan 2016
Walking across campus to my office each morning this semester, I've found it hard to ignore the growing number of students using hoverboards to get around. These two-wheel self-balancing boards (they don't really hover, Back-to-the-Future-style) are one of the hottest gadgets this holiday season...
Andrew Maynard 24 Dec 2015
Technology often progresses in ways that can surprise us...
Johan Botes 7 Oct 2015
Recent research has shown that caffeine stimulates the central nervous system via the brain. The brain is the "powerhouse" of the body from where signals are sent to activate muscles...
10 Feb 2015
The upcoming Lions Health Awards at Cannes, 13 & 14 June 2014, has added more speakers to its lineup.
22 May 2014
Kissing is big news. It is good for us, extends our happiness and sends all sorts of amazing chemicals flooding through our bodies. In support of the most romantic of days, Allergan Pharmaceuticals offers ten interesting facts about kissing.
14 Feb 2014
This week it was confirmed that Kaizer Chiefs player, Josta Dladla, tested positive for the banned stimulant, methylhexanamine, commonly known as 1.3-dimethyl or DMAA, the use of which is banned in professional sport.
17 Jan 2014
Breast cancer patients suffering from joint pain caused by certain medications may improve with regular, long-term physical exercise, according to a new Yale-led study. The findings are being presented at the 2013 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Helen Dodson 13 Dec 2013
With 55 doping violations between April 2011 and June 2012 in South Africa, the trend is increasing according to recent statistics released by the SA Institute for Drug Free Sport. However, while some athletes use drugs to seek a competitive advantage, others including amateurs may inadvertently consume banned ingredients through sports nutrition products.
20 May 2013
DNAfit, a South African invention that detects the type of exercise best suited to athletes and fitness fanatics, will be launched on the global market by UK-based Lasarow Healthcare Technologies.
30 Apr 2013
As we gaily simulate horse-riding while singing in Korean, the eyes of judgment fall upon us for clinging to the relics of yesteryear. Don't allow yourself to get caught doing last years' exercises or wearing scrubs that are "Soooo 2012", oh my readers. This year, you're going to be ahead of the curve and I'm going to help you do just that. Presenting the health trends of 2013...
Chamendran Naidoo 23 Jan 2013
A new genetic test to assist individuals in customising training efforts to not only achieve faster and better results, but to sustain them as well, has been launched. Known as DNA Fit and developed by local molecular technology firm DNAlysis Biotechnology, the test will analyse a number of genes that determine athletic prowess, including power and endurance, recovery and risk for soft tissue injury.
7 Sep 2012
Research conducted on new realities in health and wellness by integrated marketing communications agency, Euro RSCG Worldwide, shows there is a revolution in consumers' attitudes towards their health - with interesting implications for brands both within and outside the healthcare arena.
12 Apr 2012
Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that the likelihood of becoming disabled with age increases with the following factors: having a chronic condition or cognitive impairment; low physical activity; slower gross motor coordination; having poor lower-extremity function; and being hospitalized. Women are also more likely than men to become disabled in their later years.
Karen N. Peart 18 Jan 2012
Not only is overall quality of life higher in cancer survivors who exercise, but the rate of cancer recurrence is lower. Unfortunately, though most doctors recommend exercise, many patients fail to follow through.
6 Jan 2012
WASHINGTON, USA: People who suffer chronic lower back pain saw about the same improvement after taking yoga classes taught by highly trained teachers as they did from stretching classes, said a US study.
31 Oct 2011
Aquatic bodywork is a modern form of hydrotherapy which uses warm water as a means of rehabilitation and therapy for patients with chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions, those recovering from various types of surgery as well as those suffering from depression and stress as a result of a debilitating condition.
29 Sep 2011