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Penquin’s next blood donation drive takes place in their new premises

Penquin is appealing to staff, new neighbours, suppliers and clients to support their blood donation drive at their new premises on Thursday 24 May 2012. Current blood stock levels according to the SANBS website are sufficient only for the next 4.2 days. One unit of blood can potentially save up to three people’s lives.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Gaming system a new step for telepathology and other telemedicine fields.

Online crowd sourcing - in which a task is presented to the public, who respond, for free, with various solutions and suggestions, writes Wileen Wong Kromhout - has been used to evaluate potential consumer products, develop software algorithms and solve vexing research-and-development challenges. But what about diagnosing infectious diseases?   Read More...




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Study says disrupted hypothalamus is to blame.

It seems improbable that a baby born underweight would be prone to obesity, but it is well documented that these children tend to put on weight in youth if they are allowed free access to calories. Now, researchers believe they understand why this happens, writes Amy Albin.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Technology could play important role in Africa.

In the fight against emerging public health threats, early diagnosis of infectious diseases is crucial. In addition, in poor and remote areas of the globe where conventional medical tools like microscopes and cytometers are unavailable, rapid diagnostic tests, or RDTs, are helping to make disease screening quicker and simpler, writes Jennifer Marcus.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Purchases will help to raise funds for the hospital.

Dettol has launched its ‘Health for More Touch’ campaign across Unlimited’s TLC platforms for a period of three months. The campaign is encouraging consumers to buy any Dettol product and help raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Trust.   Read More...




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There are 228,000 people in South Africa suffering from lupus - they need support.

Eagle's Flight Ministries is reputed to be the only organisation in South Africa supporting lupus patients and we are taking hands with Hospice South Africa in order to assist patients nationwide. Lupus Awareness Day is on 10 May and we ask that you support this cause by wearing a purple ribbon on the day.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Centre being established at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

Dettol South Africa this week donated R1m towards the building of a Centre for Childhood Infectious Diseases at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Globally, approximately 21 000 children under the age of five died every day in 2010, equating to 7.6 million [1] children or more than 20 deaths every five seconds. In South Africa, 5.7% of all live births [2], or one in every 17 newborns, resulted in death in 2010.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Just imagine, giving the gift of hearing to a child or adult…

As part of MetropolitanRepublic’s annual pro-bono initiatives, the agency created a TV commercial for HearUs, a non-profit organisation established in 2001 by parents of deaf children with cochlear implants.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Ladies – 'econdomise'... And make a difference.

South Africa should get female condom programming ‘right’ by involving women in decision-making around female condom, in order to save them against the increasing HIV-infection rate, writes Tian Johnson*. This article is courtesy SANGONeT - www.sangonet.org.za.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Going bald brings benefits for CANSA.

Durban shopping centres contributed to the annual CANSA drive with Shavathons, raising R17,931 at four centres in and around the city on Saturday 3 March 2012. Members of the public were able to shave their hair, or have it sprayed with brightly coloured hairspray, for a donation of R50, with children under 12 years donating R25 to support cancer sufferers and their families.   Read More...




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Fly to London for a dinner with a difference R100 per entry.

We all love a delicious dinner in a cosy, intimate restaurant! A meal that we did not have to cook ourselves yet we get to enjoy with our friends and loved ones! An even bigger treat is having this meal in London at the restaurant of one of the world’s top chefs – all free of charge… Sound impossible? It isn’t!   Read More...




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Cape Peninsula University of Technology future mammographers to benefit.

On invitation from the course coordinator Lettie Greeff, PinkDrive was afforded the opportunity to address the mammography students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology earlier this week.   Read More...




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Image: Sleep well - it makes sense Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things for you.

However, for many who live a modern lifestyle, sleep can be one of the most difficult things to come by. Fortunately, with a bit of effort and discipline, most sleep woes can be relieved, writes Graham Anderson, principal officer of Profmed.   Read More...




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According to the Merrian-Webster Dictionary, abuse involves either “physical maltreatment or language that condemns or vilifies usually unjustly, intemperately, and angrily”.   Read More...




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Why we need a new approach… By Kerry Swarts

What’s the generally accepted medical practice for treating someone with clinical depression, with anxiety, ADHD, migraines, seizures – or many other “brain” problems? The answer is – to prescribe a pill, such as a stimulant, an anti-depressant, an anti-anxiety medication. Alternatively, in some cases, a mood stabiliser/anti-convulsant, or an anti-psychotic.   Read More...




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Image: How to avoid lifestyle diseases Make a change for the better... be healthwise

It is possible to reduce the risk of contracting a number of diseases significantly by changing the way we live our lives.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Health
Image: PinkDrive Breast Cancer fundraising campaign raises R144 000

South African clothing, footwear, home ware and accessories retailer, Edgars, together with cosmetics brand, Red Square raised R144 000 in support of Breast Cancer last month. via a series of fundraising initiatives that took place across the country in partnership with non-profit organization, Cause Marketing Funders (CMF).   Read More...




Health
Currently Known Chemicals of Key Concern

Parents are often well aware of the more common chemicals that may be in their environment that may harm their children, including asbestos, carbon monoxide, lead, and most pesticides.   Read More...




Environment & Bio-diversity, Health
Green Toys Pizza Parlor USA Assembly

NBC video of the Green Toys Stacking Pizza being assembled in the USA. Like all Green Toys, the Pizza Parlor is made from 100% recycled milk jugs in the USA.

....View Green Toys made from 100% recycled milk jugs.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Health
Image: Women Should Invest in their Health Women and Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is one of the most serious diseases women face, but if it is found early there are more treatment options and a better chance for survival. Recent studies have provided evidence of a link between Breast Cancer and Malignant Melanoma.   Read More...



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