Mental health should matter to everyone

July was Psychosocial Disability Awareness Month in South Africa and the perfect time to highlight an all too often shunned and stigmatised topic: mental illness. (more…)

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Diabetes information app

CDE Club App – first free information and support App for people with diabetes

The most important person in the management of diabetes is the person living with diabetes. For this reason, the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) has launched its CDE Club App to assist people with diabetes by providing valuable information, a tool to track progress and even earn rewards. (more…)

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African cardiothoracic surgeons benefit from unique surgical master class hosted by industry greats

Over 100 delegates from 20 countries– some from as far afield as Uganda, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya– were hosted at Netcare’s head office for a three-day training symposium, hosted by internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, Professor Robin Kinsley. (more…)

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Adcock Ingram signs commitment to good business practice guidelines for Africa

The CEO of Adcock Ingram, Andrew Hall, signed the Guidelines for Good Business Practice by South African Companies Operating in the Rest of Africa. The signing ceremony, which was witnessed by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, took place at the dti Campus in Pretoria. (more…)

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Having Fun Growing a Business through Diversity

I am now convinced that diversity if seen as a powerful tool and harnessed properly to serve the business purpose, can be an asset contributing to positive business growth, motivation and customer satisfaction. (more…)

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Activate immune support

Winter is here and the relationship between stress and decreased immune function is well known. Stress can increase our chances of developing the common cold and upper respiratory infections. The solution is to counteract this negative effect of stress on our immune system and a solution is now available. (more…)

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GEMS Healthcare update

Join the global fight against viral hepatitis

While not all types of hepatitis are easily preventable, awareness of this group of health conditions affecting the liver can help people to seek the medical care they need and take precautions to prevent infection as far as possible. (more…)

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coping with stress

Substance abuse is not a coping mechanism for stress

Stress affects people in a number of different ways, both physically and emotionally. Some people smoke, drink alcohol, use prescription medication or recreational drugs in an effort to reduce stress. Unfortunately this can make their problems much worse. (more…)

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Burns Congress

South African Burn Society Congress coming up

The South African Burn Society has announced their 2017 Congress entitled “Burns: Current practice and the future”.  This will be taking place on Thursday 3 August to Saturday 5 August 2017 at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town. (more…)

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Deaf SA

App provides virtual pharmacist for Deaf people

When most people go to the pharmacy to collect their medication, they are able to talk to the pharmacist, ask questions about their medication and read the printed directions on the product label. (more…)

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