Month: May 2017

Top 5 common vitamin and mineral deficiencies in SA

“South Africa faces a double burden of malnutrition,” says UK registered dietitian and South African resident Sasha Watkins. On the one hand, over-nutrition and obesity are increasing and raising the risk of diabetes and heart attacks in South Africans, while on the other hand, under-nutrition is threatening the health and wellbeing of many who can’t …

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Transplant of insulin-producing cells – new hope for diabetics

Scientists report a step forward in the plan to create a truly artificial pancreas, offering new hope to people with type 1 diabetes. A different transplant approach A 43-year-old single mother with dangerously difficult-to-control diabetes had insulin-producing islet cells transplanted into her omentum – a fatty membrane in the belly. The cells began producing insulin …

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Discovering non-invasive skin treatments

Since the use of light technologies such as laser, Botulinum toxin and fillers for aesthetic treatment first appeared in the Nineties, there’s been an explosion in non-invasive treatment options, giving people a much wider range of effective solutions to tackle their skin and body ageing concerns without the drastic measure of submitting to the surgeon’s …

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