Consider this advice before travelling abroad for health care
Consider this advice before travelling abroad for health care

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?

By Valorie A. Crooks 4 Jun 2018

Osteopathy can be used to treat mental health issues related to back pain - new study
Osteopathy can be used to treat mental health issues related to back pain - new study

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...

By Darren J. Edwards 14 May 2018

Spanish Olympic Athlete, Maria Azucena Diaz, tests the body sensors. Credit: ElPais
Top devices at Mobile World Congress

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

The Comrades - no turning back!
The Comrades - no turning back!

On Sunday, 10 June, 20,000 runners will gather in the early hours of the morning in Pietermaritzburg for the start of the Comrades Marathon...

Issued by Bonitas 25 Jan 2018

Prof questions focus on aerobic over resistance training
Prof questions focus on aerobic over resistance training

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

Female runner with reflective gear extension to the brand's Gear Lending offering
Westin shines a light for early morning joggers with Gear Lending programme

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

Announcing the Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 2017
Announcing the Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 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...

Issued by Pan-African Health Congress 31 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Tips to help you promote chiropractic clinic businesses

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...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Nov 2016

[MultipleSclerosisMonth] Regular exercise benefits MS sufferers
[MultipleSclerosisMonth] Regular exercise benefits MS sufferers

Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in young adults..

3 May 2016

Implementation of standing desks can decrease health risks
Implementation of standing desks can decrease health risks

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

Hoverboards and health: how good for you is this year's hottest trend?
Hoverboards and health: how good for you is this year's hottest trend?

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...

By Andrew Maynard 24 Dec 2015

The Internet of Things and big data in the real world
The Internet of Things and big data in the real world

Technology often progresses in ways that can surprise us...

By Johan Botes 7 Oct 2015

How to catch the kick with caffeine
How to catch the kick with caffeine

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

Lions Health adds speakers
Lions Health adds speakers

The upcoming Lions Health Awards at Cannes, 13 & 14 June 2014, has added more speakers to its lineup.

22 May 2014

Kissing burns calories, so exercise today
Kissing burns calories, so exercise today

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

Regulation of supplements needed following deaths, doping charge
Regulation of supplements needed following deaths, doping charge

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

Exercise improves joint pain caused by AI breast cancer drugs
Exercise improves joint pain caused by AI breast cancer drugs

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.

By Helen Dodson 13 Dec 2013

Howard Rybko
Stand up...for your health

What do IT workers and astronauts have in common? They both age up to ten times faster than normal...

By Howard Rybko 16 Jul 2013

Sport nutrition products can contain banned substances
Sport nutrition products can contain banned substances

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

Global launch of South African gene-based fitness test

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

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

Branson invests R150m in Sandton club
Branson invests R150m in Sandton club

Virgin Active is investing R150m in its health club in Sandton, making it the 108th club in SA

By Gaongalelwe Moatshe 4 Mar 2013

[2013 trends] Tracking and training
[2013 trends] Tracking and training

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...

By Chamendran Naidoo 23 Jan 2013

10km run was a hit says Moloi

The new Nike We Run, which attracted 20 000 people in Johannesburg last Sunday, is a great platform to lure joggers into competitive road running.

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa 19 Oct 2012

DNA Fit gene test to assess athletic prowess

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

Prosumers lead change in attitudes toward health - survey
Prosumers lead change in attitudes toward health - survey

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

No walk in the park: factors that predict walking difficulty in elderly
No walk in the park: factors that predict walking difficulty in elderly

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.

By Karen N. Peart 18 Jan 2012

Cancer survivors plan and monitor exercise
Cancer survivors plan and monitor exercise

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

Yoga, stretching help lower back pain: study
Yoga, stretching help lower back pain: study

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, a means of rehabilitation and therapy
Aquatic bodywork, a means of rehabilitation and therapy

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

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