Board of Healthcare launches Trustee Development Training certification

The Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF) has introduced a Trustee Development Training certification in support of the medical schemes industry. The training programme is recognised by the Wits Business School. The programme will also be aimed at principal officers, scheme...

31 Aug 2017

Gareth Taylor steps into ring for cancer charity

Gareth Taylor has pledged to enter a boxing ring in an effort to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust during Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Taylor is to enter the ring at White Collar Boxing 19 event at Scarlet Ribbon in Modderfontein on 15 September 2017. The local artist won...

29 Aug 2017

UFS' pharmacology department looks into high levels of inulin in Witlof root

Director of pharmacology at the University of the Free State, Dr Motlalepula Matsabisa, believes that the rich supply of inulin in the Witlof root may play an effective role in managing diabetes. The UFS is currently also testing inulin's effects on cancer cells as it is thought to have a slowing...

31 Jul 2017

Pope Francis donates to Food and Agriculture Organization

Pope Francis has donated to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in an effort to support drought and conflict-stricken populations in East Africa. The Pope donated €25,000 to the organisation. The current estimate of people in need of humanitarian assistance in East...

24 Jul 2017

Publication launched to highlight civil society's role in the HIV/Aids pandemic

The Civil Society Organisations launched a special publication titled the South African Civil Society and AIDS Response: Recognising the Past, Securing the Future at Ubuntu Kraal in Soweto. The publication documents, critiques, and celebrates the role that the civil society plays with a focus on...

25 Apr 2017

Zee TV partners with Gandhi Walk

Zee TV has partnered with the 32nd Gandhi Walk which will be held in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on Sunday, 23 April. The Ghandi Walk has in turn partnered with the Lenmed Health Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital for staff members from the hospital to be on site to offer free medical tests, including...

19 Apr 2017

Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo sales soar in SA

German cosmeceuticals company, the Dr. Wolff-Group has announced that annual sales of Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo in South Africa has soared by 77% with the sale of close to 200,000 bottles. The group sells a range of high-quality, caffeine-based hair products under the Alpecin brand for men and...

11 Apr 2017

Nestlé SA launches Choose Wellness, Choose Nestlé campaign

Nestlé South Africa recently launched their new campaign, Choose Wellness, Choose Nestlé, which aims to empower customers to be more conscientious about their health and wellness. Nestlé is set to unpack and introduce elements of wellness within three core areas - Eat Smarter, Move More, Live Better...

7 Mar 2017

Unhealthy foods must include negative labelling in Israel

Israel has issued new rules on the marketing of unhealthy foods, with stringent packaging and marketing rules to take effect in 2018. New rules •Red warning markers must be placed on the packaging of foods that are high in sugar, salt, or fat •Product packaging must be marked with spoons that...

6 Feb 2017

Update: Separated twins making good progress

Following a six-hour surgery to separate them, Dr Marleen Engelbrecht, the paediatrician looking after the formerly conjoined twins says she is gratified with their progress. Born at 36 weeks, the two girls are no longer being fed intravenously and their bodily functions are all working healthily....

31 Jan 2017

Weight-loss talk in Cape Town on 14 November

After maintaining his 70kg weight loss for three years now, PR man Brian Berkman shares the tools that helped him lose weight and keep it off on Monday, 14 November at noon at Richard's Supper Stage & Bistro in Sea Point. "The decision to package a how-to talk comes from a high demand from...

28 Oct 2016

Noakes and Holford collaborate in new TV series

My Food Addiction, a reality TV series starring psychologist, Patrick Holford and nutritional expert, Professor Tim Noakes, with a guest appearance from chef, Jamie Oliver, will air in 2017. The series will display Holford and Noakes developing science based, tailored programmes for participants...

28 Apr 2016

2015 ONE Africa Award extends deadline

Africa-led, Africa-driven organizations now have an additional week to submit their applications for consideration for the 2015 ONE Africa Award. The Award honors outstanding contributions by African based organizations leading the fight against poverty and preventable disease on the continent. The...

2 Sep 2015

CLIO Healthcare Awards open for entries

NEW YORK CITY, US: The CLIO Healthcare Awards are open for entries. The CLIO Healthcare Awards is an extension of The CLIO Awards, one of the world's most recognised awards competitions for advertising, design and communications. Over the last several years, healthcare has become one of the most...

10 Mar 2015

Eskom has issued a load-shedding alert

Eskom has announced South Africans could be in for another bout of load shedding. It made the announcement this morning.

6 Mar 2015

Remaining 11 bodies repatriated home

A C130 military aircraft landed in Pretoria in the early hours of this morning containing the bodies of the remaining victims of the Nigeria tragedy. The bodies were brought back to the country by a team of military health personnel and forensic pathologists who had departed on Monday night at...

6 Feb 2015

Welcome to the DeskStand

The DeskStand is a healthy alternative to sitting and working. An adaptable, wooden standing desk that improves your posture, keeps you focused and is great for your back. Standing while working can also help you lose weight, up to 200 calories a day. The DeskStand is associated with leading a...

21 Jan 2015

Competition Board approves MMI acquisition of CareCross

The Competition Board has approved the acquisition of CareCross Health Group, including a majority share in Occupational Care South Africa (OCSA), by MMI Holdings, which was announced in June 2014. The acquisition extends the ability of MMI and its Health Solutions division to offer holistic...

24 Nov 2014

Mxit offers Ebola app to West Africa
Mxit offers Ebola app to West Africa

In an effort to combat the Ebola epidemic currently devastating communities in West African countries, BBC World Service and Mxit have teamed up to provide critical information to inhabitants of these regions via a newly launched Ebola Info app. The free app is available across 8,000 mobile devices,...

7 Nov 2014

SA excels at helping poor

South Africa leads in using taxes and transfer payments to help the extremely poor, a World Bank report shows. "No other country of the 12 in the survey used its fiscal policy as effectively to reduce poverty," World Bank economist Catriona Purfield told The Times. The other countries surveyed...

5 Nov 2014

Moderate coffee drinking prevents Type 2 diabetes, cancer

A new report has revealed that studies have linked moderate coffee drinking, three or four cups a day, with a reduction in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, basal cell carcinoma (the most common skin cancer), prostate cancer, oral cancer and breast cancer recurrence. Source: The Times via...

11 Jun 2013

Doctors use 3D printer, particles to save baby's life

Doctors saved the life of a baby boy by using plastic particles and a 3D laser printer to create an airway splint in the latest example of advancement from the field of regenerative medicine. Doctors in Michigan implanted the artificial airway splints in a child who had never been able to breathe...

11 Jun 2013

Funds raised for Operation Smile at Absa Cape Epic

The Liqui-Fruit iCan riders Warren Robertson and Jarryd Haley cycled to raise awareness and funds for Operation Smile South Africa in the 2013 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race. Operation Smile funds corrective surgery for children born with cleft lips and cleft palates, helping to give these...

26 Mar 2013

Responsible Drinking Media Awards open next month

As part of its campaign on responsible journalism, brandhouse is calling all South African media to keep in mind that the company's annual Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMA) officially launches next month. Through the RDMA initiative, the company believes that journalists can make a difference...

24 Jan 2013

The gift of giving back

Staff from Cape Town's Inn on the Square, visited the Emasithandane Children's Home in Nyanga East. In the visit, the staff spent the day assessing the property to make note of all maintenance required and to hand out toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, face clothes, pens and packaged to the children...

24 Oct 2012

people magazine goes pink

In support of breast cancer awareness, the October issues of people magazine will feature a pink logo, in place of the normal red & yellow logo and the pink ribbon of Breast Cancer awareness. Last week's magazine features an article with Giuliana Rancic and fashion in the pink.

9 Oct 2012

Shift talk show goes live in Kimberley today

The educational talk show, Shift, will broadcast live from Kimberley today, Monday 30 July 2012 and tomorrow on SABC 1 between 1.30-2.30pm. The show will give young people in the region a platform to talk about their deepest desires to contribute to South Africa's democracy. It will also celebrate...

30 Jul 2012

Tax credit for medical aid contributions - Gordhan

The Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan today, 22 February 2012, announced the introduction of a tax credit on medical aid contributions. While revealing that R9.5 billion would be granted in personal tax relief, Gordhan said as of March 1 this year, a tax credit for medical-aid contributions will be...

22 Feb 2012

'Share the care' raises R650 000
'Share the care' raises R650 000

This year's 'Share the care' campaign from mothers purchasing Elizabeth Anne's and Purity brands purchased between July and October 2011 has raised R650 000 for the Avril Elizabeth Home and its 170 residents. This is the 19th year that Tiger Brands has been caring for the home's residents and it has...

28 Nov 2011

Calling all Joburg prostate patients and survivors

There will be a Prostate Support Group meeting on 5 March 2011 at 18 Eton Road, Parktown. After the talk it is planned to have some time to sit and share experiences. All patients and caregivers are welcome and there is no charge. Find full details here. Find out more about CanSurvive Cancer Support...

16 Feb 2011

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