Become a baby’s skincare specialist

“Because babies have extremely delicate skin, it takes special care and attention to keep their skin soft and healthy,” said Dr Lushen Pillay, a specialist dermatologist who practises at Netcare Waterfall City Hospital.

Angina is common, but frequently undertreated

The cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden in South Africa is increasing among all age groups and is predicted to become the principle contributor to overall morbidity and mortality in people over the age of 50.

State-of-the-art cardiac pacing procedure performed

The first Life Healthcare ‘His-bundle’ cardiac pacemaker procedure, a relatively new procedure for some patients with irregular heart beat or arrhythmia was recently performed by Dr Vinod Thomas, an electrophysiologist and cardiologist at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital.

Betadine voted ‘Product of the Year’

The Betadine Antiseptic and Daily Intimate Care ranges have both been voted ‘Product of the Year 2019’ in the South African Consumer Survey of Product Innovation, following a survey of 4,000 South African households by Nielsen.

Pan African and South African Burns Congress 2019

The SA Burns Society takes great pleasure in announcing the Pan African and South African Burn Congress 2019, which will take place from 3 to 5 October 2019 at the Southern Sun Elangeni in Durban.

How to manage asthma

Asthma is one of the most common chronic, non-communicable diseases in children and adults. It is a consequence of complex gene–environment interactions, with heterogeneity in clinical presentation and the type and intensity of airway inflammation and remodelling.

Malaria update

There has been an addendum to the South African Guidelines for the Prevention of Malaria updated 2018, reflecting the current scarcity of mefloquine-containing products.

Allergic rhinitis in autumn

Allergic rhinitis is a common allergic reaction to airborne pollen which typically occurs during a change of season. Like all allergies, allergic rhinitis stems from a glitch in the immune system.

New nasal hygiene spray launched

For the 20 – 30% of South Africans who suffer from allergic rhinitis (hay fever), a new product is now available which provides a natural non-medicated nasal care solution and daily safeguard against nasal allergy.

Flu vaccine 101

Widely acknowledged to be the most successful medical advance ever, vaccines continue to save hundreds of thousands of lives annually. On the cusp of flu season, it’s time for everyone to get their flu shot.

PEPFAR to increase funding for SA HIV programme

South Africa has welcomed a decision by the US government to increase funding for the country’s HIV programme via the President`s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

How to maintain a healthy complexion after 40

Turning 40 is a landmark birthday for many women, as they come into their own as professionals, mothers, partners, and friends. It’s a time for celebrating self and fully embracing life.

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