The further delay by the Department of Health to launch the much-anticipated South African Health Products Regulatory Agency (SAHPRA) is a blow to the pharma industry.

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Busting myths on the causes and treatments of lower back pain

According to recently conducted studies, around 80% of all South Africans will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. Lower back pain (LBP) is a very common muscoskeletal condition that can often lead to disability.

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So you’ve made up your mind, chosen your shaver and now you can finally take that fresh-out-of-the-barbershop feeling home. You’ve just had your first shave, it feels great and you wish it could be like this every day. Guess what? It can.

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Ticks are most prevalent in South Africa during the warmer months of the year, and Netcare Travel Clinics urges travellers, international visitors, hikers, campers and farmers to be vigilant of potentially debilitating and serious tick-borne diseases at this time of the year.

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Twins recovering well ahead of journey home to Swaziland

Former conjoined twins, Uwenzile and Uyihlelile Shilongonyane, have recovered to such an extent, following their separation procedure at Netcare Unitas Hospital,that they have been officially discharged and will travel back to Swaziland with their parents on Thursday.

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There is a strong need for greater awareness of pragmatic, inclusive approaches to drug use – which are proven to reduce the negative consequences of current policy and potential health consequences for both drug users and the communities in which they live.

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Life is always throwing curve balls and from time to time individuals will have to deal with unexpected additional bills. That is why it is important for consumers to save extra money for an emergency fund as they are then enabled to confidently take on the financial challenges life throws their way.

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Paediatric surgeons optimistic for twins’ future

A pair of conjoined twins from Big Bend in Swaziland today underwent a successful six-hour separation operation at Netcare Unitas Hospital in Centurion, Gauteng.   

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After consuming copious amounts of alcohol during the festive season, it might do the majority of the population good, if South Africans resolve to follow the recent trend in the UK, where an increasing number of Brits have swapped booze for healthier beverage options, such as tea, for an entire month. This is known as ‘Dry January’.

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Little faces lit up with delight at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town yesterday (SUBS: TUESDAY 13 December 2106), when staff from Comair Limited visited to give patients toys and other gifts.

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