International Nurses Day 12 May 2017

International Nurses Day (IND) is an international day celebrated around the world on 12 May (the anniversary of Florence Nightingale‘s birth) of each year, to mark the contributions nurses make to society. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated this day since 1965. In 1953 Dorothy Sutherland, an official with the U.S. Department of…

CarePro – The Allegra Solution for the Healthcare Market

Allegra has positioned itself as a strategic information technology partner to its customers in the healthcare market. CarePro part of Allegra online software has been developed for YOU, the healthcare service provider, so that you may add value to your patients’ quality of life, while at the same time saving time and money for both you and your…

Biokineticist’s Solution From Allegra

Allegra was started with the  aim to enable healthcare providers to offer  Total Patient Care — The goal was to  manage patient information across an integrated network of health care providers and other stakeholders, from the patient to primary care providers, specialists,  medical aids and auxiliary services. This goal would form the basis of the…

Preventing, Treating and Managing Renal Disease

A tenth of the global population has some form of kidney disease – a condition that is preventable if diagnosed early, treated correctly and managed carefully along with a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Kidney failure in South African adults is mainly due to inherited Hypertension or Type 2 Diabetes – 10 000 people die of kidney…

The Importance of Nutrition in the First Trimester

Maintaining a healthy diet when pregnant helps to protect the mother and her developing baby from immediate and long-term risks. Good nutrition is most important immediately prior to conception and during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy (including the very early stages, when the woman is unaware she is pregnant). Importance of a healthy diet…

How To Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a growing public healthcare concern worldwide. Widespread overuse and incorrect prescribing patterns are significant problems, driving drug resistance and introducing a number of unnecessary side effects. When antibiotics don’t work, the result can be longer and more complicated illnesses, more doctor visits, increased use of stronger and more expensive drugs, as well…

Making Healthcare Accessible For All

Over a billion people, close to 15% of the world’s population, are living with some form of disability, with the rate of disability increasing due to ageing population and an increase in chronic health conditions. Because disability is incredibly diverse, and while some conditions require more extensive health care treatment than others, all people with…

Bone Marrow Cancer – What we can do to help

Myeloma is a type of cancer that affects the plasma cells in the bone marrow. As the cancer progresses, your body is not able to produce normal blood cells and your bone marrow begins to fill up with cancerous plasma cells. This can lead to anemia, bleeding problems and infections, as well as bone and…

Coping with ADHD

According to health experts, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioural conditions to kick off during childhood. However, it does not just affect children — ADHD is something that people of all ages can suffer from. However, because it is most common in children, it’s important to know how, as a…

Breast Cancer Affects Men Too – What You Need To Know

Though breast cancer is a condition commonly associated with women, males between the ages of 60 and 70 may develop breast cancer (with a small number showing signs at a younger age). Diagnoses are rare, and though most consider the lack of visible breasts enough of a sign that breast cancer is not a risk,…

Avoidable Blindness Comes Into Focus This October

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, about 80% of global blindness is avoidable. Avoidable blindness is defined as blindness that can be prevented or treated by known, cost-effective means. With the global burden of blindness growing, urgent intervention is needed to curb this trend. Blindness: the landscape There are an estimated 180 million people…

Protecting against eye strain

In 2016, we spend plenty of our time staring into glowing screens. Whether it’s our phones, tablets or televisions, or the many hours we sit in front of computer screens at work, our eyes are almost constantly operating at top efficiency for long periods of time. One of the more common side effects of this is…