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Frequent testing for prostate cancer remains critical

Men’s healthcare should be under the spotlight more often, said Vanessa Snow, Head of Medical Affairs at Janssen South Africa. Differences between the sexes mean that men are more likely to suffer from a variety of conditions. Challenges that men are most likely to encounter, include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancers of the prostate, testicles, and colon. Then, there’s also…

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Understanding the Mental Health Implications of Living with Psoriasis

Living with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, is not just about managing physical symptoms. It also has significant mental health and wellness aspects that need to be addressed. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of the skin. Several types of psoriasis exist, although the most common of these, that affects up to 90% of psoriasis sufferers, is commonly…

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Don’t abandon your New Year’s Resolutions! Nuts About Cooking Encourages a Sustainable Approach to Well-being.

As we move through February, many of us may have already given up on our New Year’s Resolutions – and it’s certainly not uncommon. According to research by John C Norcross from the University of Scranton, a quarter of those who make resolutions will abandon them after a week and only 19% of resolution-makers stick to their goals for two years. Recognising…

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American Hospital Dubai opens three medical tourism offices in Nigeria endorsed by Dubai Health Authority as part of 30-office expansion in Africa and Eastern Europe

RivExcel and American Hospital Dubai recently partnered and launched three medical tourism offices in Nigeria. This expansion will facilitate greater access to premium healthcare services, reflecting both organizations’ dedication to enhancing global health outcomes. Part of the expansion plan is to have 30 offices across crucial Africa and Eastern Europe locations. The initiative supports the UAE’s efforts to be the…

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Beyond Madness postcast returns to explore mental health issues.

After 45 well received episodes, the Beyond Madness podcast, hosted by Professor Christopher Paul Szabo returns with 15 new episodes. This podcast series features psychiatrists and mental health professionals as well as relevant thought leaders in conversation, covering a range of topics related to issues in psychiatry that impact our society as well as societal issues that affect mental health with the…

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Who would have thought that collective of microorganism could deliver wellness in giant proportions?

Probiotics are nature’s gift to health, and there is no better journey than self-care. By using probiotics as part of a personal daily wellness regime along with exercise and a healthy diet, for example, the positive contribution to an individual’s health can be highly beneficial. There is no better gift to share with loved ones than the very best version…

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THE INVISIBLE STALKER: Diagnosed as early as possible, cancer can be beaten.

Cancer can be beaten if diagnosed early enough or managed chronically to ensure a better quality of life for patients.  The technology exists to support cancer patients, but awareness and healthcare starts at home, said Janssen Medical Affairs Director, Moustafa Kamel. He said that while the twenty first century western lifestyle does play a role in the more frequent occurrence…

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The W-Spot is pressing play on women’s power, during perimenopause and menopause.

From puberty to pregnancy, childbirth to motherhood, and all the pauses in between, it seems there’s not a decade where women don’t go through intense physical, emotional, and mental changes. And that’s before we add the daily life stressors of school, work, family, and society to the mix.  Let’s face it. Women rarely talk about their health experiences, no matter…

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A women’s health initiative to focus on advancing women’s health.

The Coalition for Women’s Health in Africa (CoWHA) is the first initiative emanating from a conference that was held in Kenya, where private healthcare firms, organisations and governments met to interrogate and carve out a novel approach to better healthcare systems on the continent.  COWHA is a joint initiative by principal founding members, Organon, (a women’s healthcare focused pharmaceutical company) the…

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