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SA’s trivial attitude to heart health

A survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics to determine how heart-aware South Africans are in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, revealed that nearly a quarter described their relationship with their hearts as ‘on the rocks’. (more…)

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HPV: The facts

Here are some facts about human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a common virus that is transmitted sexually and by skin-to-skin contact.1 HPV can cause cancer in men and women, including cancers of the cervix, throat, anus, and penis. It is also the cause of genital warts.2 Some HPV types are responsible for warts, while others […]

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SA’s first locally certified Urogynaecologist

A young Capetonian gynaecologist is on course to become SA’s first locally certified Urogynaecologist, and it won’t come a moment too soon for her two mentors and others in the field who have battled for years to see this ‘unsexy’ discipline get the recognition it deserves. (more…)

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First co-formulation of an ultra-long-acting and a short-acting insulin analogue

Novo Nordisk recently presented the latest addition to their insulin portfolio. The first co-formulation of an ultra-long-acting and a short-acting insulin analogue, was introduced at the event attended by more than 550 doctors and colleagues. Attending the event at the Sandton Convention Centre, among some eminent local physicians, guests included Novo Nordisk Corporate Vice President […]

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Vital vitamins for winter

“The body relies on optimum nutrition to protect itself against invading cold and flu viruses as winter arrives,” explained Andrea du Plessis, Vital Health Foods’ nutrition expert. Being active and exercising can increase your body’s needs for vitamin C with 50% per day. (more…)

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Men need to focus on their healthcare

“The time has come for South Africa’s men to put their healthcare needs first,” says Dr Guni Goolab, Principal Officer of the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS). Speaking in commemoration of Men’s Health Month, he indicated that South Africa’s second largest medical scheme has advanced its efforts to educate and inform members about several important […]

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