The VLCC Group is widely recognized for its Scientific Weight Loss Solutions and Therapeutic Hair & Skin treatments for the past 28 years across 12 countries in Middle East, Indian subcontinent & Asia. VLCC operates mainly through three business verticals – The Wellness Centers, the Vocational Training Institutes and the Personal Care products (manufacturer of a wide range of body and haircare products). As part of its expansion plans in Africa, VLCC is in the process of appointing franchise partners for its successful & highly profitable Health & Wellness service Centers in the region. This unique concept offers cutting-edge weight-management, beauty solutions & dermatology treatments, where the entire bouquet of wellness services are offered under one roof. VLCC has already made inroads into Africa with its first Wellness Service Center in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration with the Kenyan-based Sameer Group. The overwhelming response has encouraged VLCC to franchise its Slimming & Beauty Centers into other parts of Africa such as Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Mauritius, Seychelles, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa. “After the grand success of VLCC wellness service concepts in the Middle East region and Kenya, we decided to strategically expand into Africa which is the next big frontier market”, said Mr. Sanjeev Setia, Chief Business Officer of VLCC-MEA.] In this process, VLCC will be participating at the Franchise Business Festival 2017 organized by the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) in Kyalami Convention Centre, Gauteng, South Africa. The event will be held from 30th June – 2nd July 2017. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Durban, June, 20, 2017: Supplemental Oxygen, a new Trend in the World and it's Growing at an Exponential rate. Supplemental Oxygen is the next Big thing and Boost Oxygen is on the Forefront of this Wave. So what is Boost Oxygen? Boost Oxygen is 95% Pure Oxygen in a can. Gone are the days that you need a prescription to receive all the benefits that Pure Oxygen has to offer. Boost Oxygen is a light-weight, easy-to-use canisters. Boost Oxygen is used as a supplement to enhance sports performance and recovery, alleviate the effects of high altitude, remedy hangovers and fatigue as well as promote a heightened sense of personal health and well-being. 90% of the body's energy comes from oxygen. Only 10% from food and water.90% of the body's energy comes from oxygen. Only 10% from food and water.It does not provide a superficial jolt to the central nervous system like energy drinks. It gives you a healthy energy boost to help return your body and mind to equilibrium.Boost Oxygen is 95% purified oxygen (5% ambient air) whereas the purity of oxygen in the air is only 21%. Boost Oxygen is used by millions globally from pro-athletes to celebrities like Woody Harrelson, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brits Simon Cowell, Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, Ellen and Kloé Kardashian have also been linked to enjoying a head-clearing Oxygen boost. WHY OXYGEN IN A CAN? Boost Oxygen is 95% purified oxygen (5% ambient air) that comes in light-weight, easy-to-use canisters, and is used as a supplement to enhance sports recovery, alleviate high altitude effects, remedy hangovers and fatigue, and otherwise promote a heightened sense of personal health and well-being Oxygen is more than a life sustaining element. Studies have shown that the right amount of oxygen can significantly impact mental acuity, muscle strength, blood flow, organ vitality, stress abatement and overall well-being. ALTITUDE AND AVIATION Traveling to locations with altitude heights over 5,000 feet above sea . . .
Immediate hospital care is often needed following surgery or a major medical incident such as a heart attack or a stroke. But at some point, the patient could be forced to leave the hospital. The main reason is the cost. Charges can be staggeringly high – with the most expensive type of care being in an intensive care unit. This comes in at R13 000 to R15 000 per day. Even an extended stay in a general ward will amount to quite a bit. “Depending on the type of medical aid plan in place, a medical aid will cover the bulk of the costs. But it will stop paying once doctors’ reports about the patient indicate that a lesser level of care is needed,” says Elize Porter, Managing Director of Unique Health, which offers a range of services in the health care industry. So where do patients then go for assistance until they are fully recovered? The patient’s family may have to take care of them at home or find an alternative way of providing care. Staying with family can be very comforting, but it may be impractical and place the family under pressure. If the family members work, they may need to take leave, and residential homes may need to be fitted with specialist care equipment like grab bars and bath seats. “Step-down facilities may be the best solution in many cases,” says Arthur Case, Chief Executive Officer of the Evergreen Group, which develops lifestyle village accommodation for the retired community. “A facility of this sort provides nursing services for people whose condition requires a lower level of care than a hospital provides. This type of care centre may be a stand-alone facility, linked to a hospital, or situated within a retirement home environment, such as at the new Evergreen Lifestyle Care Centre in Muizenberg, Cape Town.” It’s got the backing of Porter, who emphasises the cost factor with this type of facility. “Whereas hospital care at the most basic level starts at about R2 500 per day, the costs of step-down care are a lot less, . . .
Wembley House Sub-acute Hospital, set in a beautifully renovated Victorian mansion, is celebrating 15 years of providing personalised quality care to those in need. “For a decade-and-a-half, Wembley House has sought to make each patient feel at home during their time under our care. As we mark our 15th birthday, we would like to thank the community we serve for their support over the years, and commit to upholding the excellent standard of care for which Wembley House is known,” says operations manager of the facility, Sr Elaine Langlois. Wembley House was acquired by Medicross, a subsidiary of the Netcare group in October 2015, as part of its strategy of expanding its service offering to incorporate sub-acute and rehabilitative care. Dr Charmaine Pailman, managing director of Medicross, congratulated Wembley House Sub-acute Hospital on its 15 years of caring. “Wembley House has become synonymous with exceptional standards of care, and we are very pleased to be associated with the facility given their commitment to patients in Pietermaritzburg and surrounds.” Sr Langlois says that the dedicated team of staff are deeply devoted to their work. “We provide 24-hour nursing care for patients who are recovering from illness or surgery, including those who have had orthopaedic procedures, for example those recovering from amputations, hip and knee replacements, multiple trauma, stroke and other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Our experienced and empathetic team also provide wound care, renal dialysis, pain management, occupational and speech therapy, as well as physiotherapy and palliative care, where required.” Wembley House is set in the leafy suburb of Wembley in Pietermaritzburg, conveniently situated near the city and in proximity to local acute care hospitals. Specialists throughout the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands refer patients who are discharged from acute care hospitals to Wembley House Sub-acute Hospital if they require further nursing . . .
Kriel Technology Group (Pty) Ltd brings YO to Southern Africa - Challenges outdated home fertility testing with smartphone video technology to accurately determine moving sperm (“motile sperm concentration” a key to male fertility) from the comfort of your phone. Bloemfontein, South Africa – 05 June 2017 – The YO™ Home Sperm Test will be available from Kriel Technology Group (Pty)Ltd – (www.ktgroup.co.za). Medical Electronic Systems (MES), the gold standard in automated semen analysis and an established manufacturer of commercial-grade automated semen analyzers for the past 20 years, today announced the launch of YO™, the first home male fertility test kit powered by a smartphone platform and supported by an interactive app experience complete with sperm education, animations and sperm trivia. YO provides consumers with the ability to both view and measure the number of motile (moving) sperm in their sample – a key to male fertility - in the comfort of their phone. Unlike other home fertility tests that are limited to measuring total sperm concentration, YO is the first and only video-based smartphone platform that is FDA-cleared to measure Motile Sperm Concentration (the number of moving sperm) - a critical factor in determining male fertility. At a consumer-accessible price point of just R 929.95, two YO fertility tests are supplied with each kit, saving the consumer time and money by offering an affordable, reliable and accurate home test. YO was created by the same team of scientists and engineers who developed MES’s “gold standard” laboratory sperm quality analyzers that are used in hospitals and labs around the world. See a video of how YO works at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddYpR2swBtY&t=5s Traditionally, concerns about fertility have focused primarily on women’s fertility issues. But in recent years, there has been a growing awareness of how men’s reproductive health issues can contribute to infertility. Approximately 40 – 50% of . . .
Jennifer Landa, MD, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, will be hosting and lecturing at A4M’s first ever workshop on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, taking place at the Balalaika Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on Monday, 19th June 2017. This workshop is intended for Medical Practitioners to increase their knowledge on BHRT. The Compounding Pharmacy of South Africa will be partnering with A4M for this event. As a specialty pharmacy service provider, The Compounding Pharmacy situated in Bryanston, Sandton, focuses on compounded and personalized medications. As Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD, a national network of doctors specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Landa has extensive clinical expertise and research experience surrounding the uses and practice of BHRT, and will discuss the practical applications and benefits of the therapy. Dr. Landa has dedicated her practice to customized programs designed to assist women and men resolve the symptoms that accompany aging, including sexual dysfunction, weight gain, declining energy levels, and heightened stress. The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is the world's largest non-profit society of physicians and scientists committed to research that helps optimize the human aging process, along with the advancement of techniques and technologies that detect, prevent, and treat aging-related diseases. The Compounding Pharmacy of SA has educationally partnered with A4M, and is dedicated to educating physicians, scientists, and all healthcare professionals. The Compounding Pharmacy of SA has an exclusive collaboration with A4M in the Southern African region. A4M is proud to be in their 25th year of providing first-class continuing education conferences on anti-aging, regenerative, and functional medicine. A4M offers exclusive membership to all medical professionals, with the potential to access over two-decades of established medical expertise. To learn more, . . .
NUTRiBULLET’s most technically advanced unit to date, the NUTRiBULLET Rx, is now available in South Africa! This new super blaster is one of a kind offering unsurpassed extraction of nutrients and foods, rendering them into an easily digestible state. The NUTRiBULLET Rx is the result of years of diligent research and development using the best engineers, involving top doctors and nutritionists at leading laboratories to create the most efficient extractor of its kind. The power and speed, not to mention the heating capabilities and unique design of the NUTRiBULLET Rx make it easier and more convenient than ever to maximize your daily intake and absorption of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and other superfoods...the very nutrients that our bodies require daily for optimal functioning, and which are most often overlooked in our modern fast paced lifestyle and diets. The NUTRiBULLET Rx has no on/off switch, no plungers, no speed adjustments and no time settings. It has been pre-programmed with smart technology to turn at exactly the right RPM, to stop at exactly the right intervals, for exactly the right amount of time. It does the thinking for you! Another key feature is the fact that it can make hot soups! Utilising the special SouperBlast pitcher and by the touch a button, your hot soup will be ready in 7 minutes. Join the millions of NUTRiBULLET users who have transformed their eating patterns, diet and overall health with the power of super-extracted nutrition, a.k.a. “nature’s prescription”. Recommended selling price for the NUTRiBULLET Rx is R5000 and it is currently available at selected retailers and online stores nationwide. You can also order online at www.nutribullet.co.za with free delivery or call 0861 777 997. Your purchase comes with a full 1 year guarantee and industry leading sales service. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Dreadlock Remover and Matted Hair Detangler Salon is proud to announce the opening of their salon in South Africa. Hair Detangler School (SA) Africa are aiming to counter the common belief in Africa, especially South Africa that dreadlocks and matted tangled hair have to be cut or shaved off. The detangle techs at Hair Detangler School SA are helping to disprove this belief with their unique hair restoration services. Hair Detangler School (SA) Africa are helping remove hair extensions, twist braid extensions, and take down dreadlocks easily. They also professionally detangle very matted tangled hair. They can detangle through knots, or birds nest clumps. Cutting damaged matted tangled hair is not the solution. Restoring healthy hair is their passion. With Hair Detangler School (SA), you do not cut your dreadlocks anymore. They detangle all types of very matted tangled hair, mixed hair, natural hair, dreadlock removal, braids twists, weave extensions removal and hair extension removal. They offer specialized and unique treatments to restore and rejuvenate severely matted tangled hair. Hair Detangler School (SA) also train specialized techniques for proper removal of braids, weaves, hair extensions (Fusion), dreadlocks and very tangled matted hair. They provide specialized training for interested individuals, hairdressers or salons that want to train their stylists. They are also hiring people to train while working in the salon. They can also provide mobile detangle services to people who cannot travel to salon. They travel to hospitals or centers to provide these specialized hair restoration services. They use and sell the amazing product called the Take Down Remover and Super Detangler cream is the salon to provide these dreadlock removal services. For Information on Hair Detangler School (SA) and for interested individuals, product retailers/distributors or trainees throughout Africa,go online to hairdetanglerschoolsa. CLICK HERE to submit . . .
South Africa’s commercial farmers are faced with a number of challenges that may impede their ability to produce food to feed the nation. While there are many uncertainties, including the impact of climate change and future national policy around land ownership, beyond agricultural employers’ control, help is at hand for farmers and their staff to contain costs and boost health and productivity in ways they may never have considered possible. “South African farmers are considered to be among the most resourceful in the world, often having to contend with erratic weather patterns or harsh environments in order to sustain their business in producing food for profit,” says Lizette Bester, Executive at Agility Corporate. “Farmers are constantly performing risk assessments as they seek to make the most of their resources while working to address potential risks to their produce and their bottom line before these become a problem. Emerging and seasoned farmers alike depend on the labour of their staff to maximise their yield. “When it comes to risks impacting the workforce, there are a myriad of factors influencing agricultural operations’ efficiency in their contribution to food production. In order to make tangible, lasting progress, worker productivity needs to be assessed and addressed holistically.” The impact of stress, psychological trauma, substance abuse, financial worries and workers’ living with chronic illnesses that do not adhere to prescribed medicine are some of the many factors that can worsen an employees’ state of health. “Preventative healthcare supported by an effective, multi-pronged approach to wellness in the farming sector is, therefore, a considerable assistance in managing the risks of an agricultural workforce. We look at the context to determine the interventions that could address problems threatening their employees’ health. “Through our service, Resolution Health Medical Scheme provides healthcare cover for employees of all . . .
Measles remains one of the leading causes of death among young children globally, claiming 134 200 lives in 2015, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Of these deaths, the majority were children under the age of five. Measles is, however, a preventable disease for which a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available, says Dr Anchen Laubscher, medical director of Netcare. “WHO has estimated that measles vaccination prevented an estimated 20.3-million deaths internationally between the years of 2000 and 2015. This highlights the importance of using this vaccine to protect you and your family,” she adds. Recent outbreak In February this year, a local outbreak of measles was confirmed in Stellenbosch by the Western Cape Department of Health. Shortly thereafter, in March, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) issued a high alert following an outbreak of measles in the south of Johannesburg. A further 17 cases of measles were confirmed in Gauteng early in May. According to the Gauteng Department of Health, most of these individuals had not been vaccinated against the disease and 10 of the cases were linked to a single family who were not vaccinated, apparently for religious reasons. “South Africa’s last major measles outbreak occurred between 2009 and 2011, when some 18 000 cases were reported, and these recent cases are a most concerning trend,” Dr Laubscher observes. Highly contagious Measles is a highly contagious viral disease and is one of the most dangerous of all childhood illnesses, according to Dr Laubscher. Measles causes a rash and fever and occurs mostly during winter and spring. It is generally prevalent among young children but can be contracted at any age. “Babies younger than one year of age, malnourished individuals or people whose immune systems are compromised, are particularly at risk of developing severe complications from measles. The most mortalities occur in people under the age of five and over . . .