New hydrophilic catheter on the block

ConvaTec launched the GentleCath Glide hydrophilic catheter in South Africa, which is now available from its distribution partner Umsinsi Health Care. With less mess, more comfort and improved safety, the GentleCath Glide is a must-have. ConvaTec, established in 1978, is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical products. The...

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Onwards and upwards!

Lord, it’s hard to be humble. That’s according to the US singer Mac Davis. Sometimes it’s hard to be healthy too! But follow our advice and you’ll soon be in tip-top shape … It can be hard to focus on health and fitness. This applies to all of us and...

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Do it at home

Exercise is great for health and mood, but not everyone can afford to pay gym fees or find an accessible gym. A little extra space or a spare bedroom is all you need to create an accessible gym at home. Regular exercise has been proven to assist in preventing depression,...

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Prevent pressure sores!

If you’re a wheelchair user who has experienced pressure sores (aka decubitus ulcers, bed sores, or pressure ulcers), these tips are for you! Many wheelchair users believe that getting pressure sores is part of everyday life. This is not necessarily the case. Pressure sores can be prevented! Just follow our tips… 1. Shift your weight...

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Q&A with Catherine van Staden

We sat down with Catherine van Staden, who has a degenerative disease, and chatted about how sport has changed her life Adegenerative condition known as Hereditary Spastic Paralysis (HSP) causes a person to slowly lose the functionality in their limbs. Catherine has this condition in her legs. She has not...

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QASA survey confirms single-use catheters are best

Following the findings of a Canadian professor regarding the reuse of catheters, QASA conducted its own study to determine the best approach to intermittent catheterisation. After reading about the findings of a critical analysis by Professor Andrei Krassioukov, of the University of British Columbia in Canada, and his colleagues, the...

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