keyboard_arrow_upSurvey finds that South Africans are surprisingly heart healthy
keyboard_arrow_downSurvey finds that South Africans are surprisingly heart healthy

Lucky Star – together with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa (HSFSA) – ran an online survey from World Heart Day on 29 September 2018 to see how heart healthy South Africans are and the results were surprisingly positive.

keyboard_arrow_upTackling malnutrition with fortification
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Across the world, people are becoming more conscious of their own health than ever before. Governments and regulatory bodies are putting more and more pressure on manufacturers to deliver food and beverages that support a healthy lifestyle and there are ongoing campaigns to educate consumers about the importance of diet. In particular, the media offers […]

keyboard_arrow_upSustainable Omega 3 consumption set to increase
keyboard_arrow_downSustainable Omega 3 consumption set to increase

The size of the global omega 3 supplement industry has grown enormously in recent years. Evidence from the market shows more and more consumers worldwide are demanding fish oils and nutrients, which are not only healthy and of high quality, but are also respectful of the marine environment. After decades of campaigns by environmental activists […]

keyboard_arrow_upFour healthy juice trends to watch out for
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According to a recent survey, the fruit juice market in South Africa continues to grow as more and more South Africans are looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Healthy food lovers are turning to popular dietary regimes to lose weight, but few realise the healthy benefits that drinking fruit juice offers the body.

keyboard_arrow_upOver 90 per cent of South Africans pledge to take better care of their hearts
keyboard_arrow_downOver 90 per cent of South Africans pledge to take better care of their hearts

A resounding 98 per cent of the 1 500 South Africans polled at the start of the new year have pledged to take drastic steps in order to give heart disease the boot starting this Valentine’s month. The public poll forms part of Pharma Dynamics’ national Hug your Heart campaign, launched in partnership with the […]

keyboard_arrow_upWorld’s first mobile hyperspectral camera revealed
keyboard_arrow_downWorld’s first mobile hyperspectral camera revealed

Specim IQ is the world’s first mobile hyperspectral camera that allows you to analyse material samples anywhere, in seconds. Industries ranging from food and health to forensic investigation, recycling, art and agriculture will benefit immensely when their real time mobile monitoring needs are met with a vast variety of applications that Specim IQ can offer.

keyboard_arrow_up36 die from listeria infection in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_down36 die from listeria infection in South Africa

SA Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced the outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID).

keyboard_arrow_upConsumers failing to spot “bad” cholesterol
keyboard_arrow_downConsumers failing to spot “bad” cholesterol

Most consumers do not know which kind of cholesterol is considered bad for health, new research by Lycored has shown.

keyboard_arrow_upDynamic solutions in health and hygiene
keyboard_arrow_downDynamic solutions in health and hygiene

In 2014, dynamic and goal driven entrepreneurs Santie van Niekerk and Vinay Moodley, launched MiChem Dynamics. The pair are qualified microbiologists, South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) and Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS) assessors and management system experts. Their primary focus was to create a link between the laboratory and manufacturing industry by […]