OTC cough treatments: choosing the right one

Increasing financial pressure and access to online health information has resulted in more South Africans turning to self-medication. But, when it comes to coughs, are they choosing the correct treatment?

Xerosis: All you need to know

Xerosis, or dry skin, is a common presenting complaint in dermatology. It doesn’t usually have serious implications but can be uncomfortable and aesthetically displeasing to patients.

Insomnia in the older patient

Under-recognised, -diagnosed, and -treated in the general population, it’s little wonder insomnia – despite being a common complaint among the older patient – is rarely systematically diagnosed and treated, even by geriatric specialists.

Getting organised: SA patient groups strengthened by new training

Public/private partnerships are empowering SA patient support and advocacy groups to be better positioned to offer support and lobby for improved patient care.

Urologist congratulated on 200th robotic-assisted prostatectomy

A Cape Town-based urologist, Dr Conray Moolman, has completed his 200th robotic-assisted prostatectomy in a milestone achievement.

Betadine introduces new cosmetic range

Mundipharma’s new Betadine Feminine Care range comprises a range of solutions for daily protection and doctor-recommended treatments for specific issues related to female intimate areas.

WITS researchers move closer to slowing progression of Alzheimer’s

A recent discovery by a team from WITS University promises to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by a significant factor and improve memory and cognitive functions.

54th SA ENT Congress from 28 October to 1 November 2018

The 54th South African Ear, Nose and Throat Congress will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between 28 October and 1 November 2018.

Online dementia support group launched

A new Facebook support group launched by Livewell Villages aims to provide a safe and accessible space for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Thymuskin a proven way to boost hair growth

Thymuskin protects the growth phase of hair by protecting it from DHT and enzymes, then regenerates follicles by activation of keratinocytes and stimulates growth with various thymic peptides.

Crazy for Walking 2018

This year’s Crazy for Walking initiative aims to raise awareness about the stigma of mental illness in South Africa. A series of walking events will be held countrywide as part of an awareness campaign to destigmatise mental illness.

Winter illnesses and children: when to be concerned?

Distinguishing between winter ailments with the same common symptoms is vital in order to recommend the correct treatment.

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