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A pain-free, nature-based solution to warts

Almost three out of four people will be affected by warts at some stage in their lives with most removal methods either painful or invasive. Warts are more common in children than adults, with skin warts found most often on the hands, feet and other parts of the body.

Top dental tips for senior citizens

Below are tips from Cape-based dentist and Litha Pharma consultant, Dr Marc Sher for optimum dental care for senior citizens and their carers. The deterioration of oral hygiene with age not only affects appearance but also inhibits the ability to eat and communicate. Malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies and insufficient oral care are additional challenges.

Eyes right!

Vision is one of the most valuable of all senses and is often taken for granted. Being aware of the importance of vision can help avoid future sight problems. The correct eye treatment can help slow down the ageing process and make a world of difference in prolonging healthy vision.

Simple tricks to get fussy children to eat healthy food

One of the easiest way to get children to eat healthy is to get them started from the minute they are able to eat solid food. Food preferences they develop in their early years remain fairly stable and are reflected by the food choices they make in later childhood. They will only want what they are used to eating, and therefore being a role model is of the utmost importance!  What you eat will set the tone for what your children are likely to consume.

South Africans are eating themselves to death – top nutritionist

South Africans are eating themselves to death, according to a top nutritionist. “The truth is people are eating the wrong food, food almost totally devoid of nutrients. And, they are not exercising. Together, this is a fatal combination,” says nutritional consultant Vanessa Ascencao (see www.vdanutrition.com). 

Tips for Braces

By: Dr Marc Sher (B.Ch.D), consultant to Litha Pharma.

Here are some important tips to guide you through this process.

Many of today’s adolescents (and even some adults) will have to wear braces to help straighten their teeth. During this period one has to be extra diligent about the way in which their mouth is cared for.

While the braces are there to help straighten the teeth, special care is needed to ensure the end result is successful.

ABC’s of allergies – Ear, Nose and Throat

By Giulia Criscuolo, Responsible Pharmacist for Litha Pharma You’re not alone if you suffer from allergies. In fact, millions of South Africans have them. Allergies can appear at any age, and can even disappear in childhood only to reappear in adulthood. Allergies of the ear, nose and throat are often annoying and create some discomfort, but they are rarely life threatening.

Sugar addiction – The sweet truth

By Vanessa Ascencao (www.vdanutrition.co.za) Science has now shown us, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that sugar in our food, in all its myriad of forms, is taking a devastating toll on our health. In the 1970s fats were blamed for all our weight and heart issues. So, fat was replaced with sugar. So, for the past 30 years we have been eating more sugar than ever before, our waistlines have expanded, as have clothing sizes and super-size meals! We are getting bigger and sicker!

Halitosis: how to avoid and treat bad breath.

Dr Marc Sher (B.Ch.D), Cape-based dentist and consultant to Litha Pharma provides information on halitosis and how to avoid bad breath.

Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, will be experienced by everyone at some point in their lives. The classic symptom is a foul smell that is emitted from the mouth and ranges from a mild morning breath to a severe form that can be constant throughout the day.

The perfect holiday gift from Speedo

Speedo has the perfect gifts to help you and your loved ones Get Speedo Fit this summer – from training aids and best fitting goggles to underwater MP3 players. Speedo Aquabeat underwater MP3 player Available in 4GB to store around 2,000 average sized MP3s, the Speedo Aquabeat...

New robotic surgical technology unveiled in SA

South Africa’s first robotic surgery system was launched at The Urology Hospital on Wednesday night, marking a new era in high tech health care.

Get Speedo Fit with the new Aquabeat 2

Speedo has introduced a screen to its high-quality underwater MP3 player, Aquabeat, making it easier to find the perfect music with which to get swim fit.

New robot technology set to revolutionise surgery in SA

South Africa is set to get a revolutionary new multi-million-rand robotic surgery system which undertakes highly complex surgical procedures safer and more cost effectively. The Urology Hospital in Pretoria is the first SA institution to acquire the da Vinci® surgery robotic system through SA’s Earth Medical, part of Litha Medical division in the Litha Healthcare Group Limited.

SA swimmers complete epic world first relay from Russia to the USA

Four South Africans wearing only Speedo costumes caps and goggles have returned home triumphant after completing an icy and gruelling five-day, 134km relay crossing of the treacherous Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska, USA. Ice swimmers Andrew Chin, Ram Barkai, Ryan Stramrood and Toks Viviers were part of the  international relay swim in Arctic gale force winds (at times up to 44 knots), strong currents, five metre swells and water temperatures ranging between 2◦C and 8◦C, the SA team said on their return.

Supermodel’s tip to keep eyes sparkling and moist

One of the world’s top catwalk beauties and former Victoria’s Secret super model, Miranda Kerr, has revealed that she avoids camera flash burn by lubricating her eyes with a nature-based eye drop. Quoted on website Into The Gloss, Kerr, 30, who is married to actor Orlando Bloom and who shot to prominence in 2007 as a Victoria Secret Angel, said she kept Similasan Dry Red Eye Relief in her handbag at all times for photo shoots.

Great news for women suffering from hair loss

A new caffeine complex has been scientifically shown to help stem hair loss in women, providing hope for millions of women suffering from what was once widely believed to be an exclusively male problem. The discovery is already having a positive impact on thousands of women...

Volumes of studies back Spirulina’s powerful health impact

Spirulina is well known as one of the richest sources of vitamins and minerals that nature has to offer. Now, it’s its potential therapeutic effects are backed by scores of studies and volumes of research. Spirulina has been used for centuries to boost immunity and energy,...

Look good and feel great with the Speedo AquaPulse Max Goggle

Speedo® has introduced the new Aquapulse Max goggle with IQ Fit™, a brand new goggle technology developed using the results of over 90 3D scans of human heads. The result is Speedo’s best fitting most comfortable goggle technology ever, coupled with an aesthetic inspired by...

The best dental care for your new born by Dr Marc Sher

Top tips from Cape-based dentist and OTC Pharma consultant, Dr Marc Sher for optimum dental care for new born babies and toddlers.  All moms need to know! Breast feeding makes the baby strong! The action of sucking and swallowing is very important for your baby as...

Get Speedo fit with the Fastskin³ Elite goggles

Get the revolutionary Speedo Fastskin³ Elite goggles – worn by dozens of swimmers including the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps — now in SA. The goggles are part of the new generation Fastskin³ racing system which also comprises a cap, and suit. When...