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August 7, 2018

CAN YOU EAT YOUR WAY TO BETTER ASTHMA CONTROL?

Need another reason to eat healthily? New evidence bolsters the notion that nutritionally rich foods might help prevent or minimise asthma.

While the study couldn’t prove cause and effect, one asthma specialist said there’s certainly no downside to eating better.

According to a recent report by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), South Africa has the world’s fourth highest asthma death rate among five to 35 year olds.

 

Additional motivation

“The health benefits of a diet rich in plant foods and unprocessed foods are already well-known,” said Dr Ann Tilley, a pulmonologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York [...]

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August 7, 2018

TEA: EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGHT THE AGES

Drinking tea has played a central role in the lives of women across the globe for centuries. It’s hard to imagine a world without tea, but like much of written history, the tale of women’s roles and how instrumental they were in shaping tea commerce as we know it today, has not been well-told.

 

Women like Mary Tuke, who was born in England, was among the first tea merchants to build a chain of tea stores- the equivalent of Starbucks back in the day- and did so amid many jail threats and fines, since many (mainly men) were vehemently opposed to a woman running a business.

Oura Kei from Japan, was pivotal in creating the Japanese tea export market, while [...]

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July 30, 2018

LOWER DEATH RATES LINKED TO SEEING SAME DOCTOR

If you would like someone to defend you in a court case, would you keep switching lawyers? If you would like a stable, nurturing marriage, would you repeatedly get divorced and re-married? If you would like a winning team or company, would you hire only interim coaches or CEOs?

If you answered “no” to any of the above, then you can see why the findings from a recently published study in BMJ Open are not surprising. Researchers from St Leonard’s Practice (Denis J. Pereira Gray, Kate Sidaway-Lee, and Eleanor White), University of Exeter (Angus Thorne), and the University of Manchester (Philip H Evans) in the United Kingdom conducted a systematic review of studies [...]

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July 23, 2018

12 MAJOR CHANGES AHEAD FOR PRIVATE HEALTHCARE IN SA

As part of the inquiry, the Commission included a number of ‘recommendations’ aimed at addressing the competition concerns identified, but also at introducing changes that will promote competition to the benefit of consumers and the long-term sustainability of the market.

Interested stakeholders have now been requested to provide submissions in respect of the proposed recommendations, focusing on the stakeholder’s view of the recommendations, the proposed manner of implementation, the proposed entity responsible for implementing the recommendation, and the proposed timelines.

12 of the biggest proposed changes below:

Funder recommendations

Overall, the [...]

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