Month: June 2017

Can you recognise the signs of skin cancer?

More than 100 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer ever year, with 90% of cancers caused by environmental and lifestyle factors such as diet, smoking and exercise according to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). Globally, skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer for men and seventh for women. With skin cancer the most common type …

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Hopes that cutting edge tech could see jump in bone marrow donors

Amid huge challenges in finding potential bone marrow donors, a major change in the testing process could prove to be the shot in the arm needed to identify the hundreds of thousands of donors required. At the moment, the process to test for potential donors is pricey, and quite laborious – when someone signs up …

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Afraid of needles? Here’s why you should donate blood

Most people when asked why they don’t donate blood will answer: “I’m scared of needles.” Trypanophobia (the fear of needles) is a very real phobia. However, for many people, receiving a blood donation is the difference between living and dying. Fortunately, there are many kind and selfless individuals who do find their way to blood …

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Press release: Genesis wins case on accounting for use of medical savings funds

Genesis medical scheme has won its legal battle with the Council of Medical Schemes over how to account for the funds in members’ medical savings accounts. Genesis medical scheme has won its legal battle with the Council of Medical Schemes over how to account for the funds in members’ medical savings accounts (MSAs), a development …

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