Month: November 2017

Bringing life-changing tech to SA healthcare countrywide

The challenge of taking top end healthcare solutions available in urban hospitals to rural areas so that the continuum of care is levelled out across all socio-demographic strata is vital to South African healthcare. A variety of advanced technology solutions designed to achieve this were revealed at the Philips Live! Innovation Experience in October 2017. …

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This group of people has a 7 times greater risk of sudden heart death

People younger than 50 with diabetes have a seven-times higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, preliminary research suggests. And their risk of dying from any kind of heart disease is eight times higher than for those without diabetes, the long-term Danish study also found. Without warning “It is important that healthcare providers are …

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Think you have an allergy? It could be something completely different

Millions of people worldwide are affected by allergies. In simple terms, when we’re allergic to something, our immune system mistakenly believes that the substance is harmful to our body and launches an attack. Some allergies, like hay fever, can be seasonal, which means that they only occur during certain times of the year. Allergies are …

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New treatment approved for rare blood cancer

Have you ever heard of Erdheim-Chester Disease? It’s a rare but deadly form of blood cancer – but fortunately a new drug to treat this disease was recently approved. What is Erdheim-Chester disease? Erdheim-Chester Disease is a slow-growing cancer that originates in bone marrow, causing a spike in a type of white blood cell called a histiocyte. …

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This formula will ensure your breakfast keeps you full until lunch every day

Okay, we get it: a healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After all, eating first thing in the morning has been linked with a lower risk of obesity and a lower risk of type-2 diabetes. But sadly, to reap these benefits, you can’t eat just anything your heart desires. “Breakfast is our chance to start …

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