• Cimas Rescue Training

    Posted on Mar 09, 2021

    As part of the Cimas Group, Cimas Rescue Training Academy aims to inspire heathier communities by providing training services that exceed Health and Safety benchmarks for industries and other workplaces. It does this through its course facilitators’ experience, knowledge and skills.

  • Lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments may help relieve oedema

    Posted on Dec 16, 2019

    Oedema is characterised by swelling of the legs, feet or some other part of the body due to an excess of watery fluid leaked from tiny blood vessels collecting in body cavities or tissues.

    The swelling can occur anywhere in the body but is commonest in the ankles, feet or legs. It can also occur in the hands or arms.

    In some cases the oedema may have a simple cause, such as sitting for too long on an aircraft, in which case it may go away on its own within a few days.  If it does not,  a visit to the doctor may be called for.

    Swelling that occurs in the lower legs, ankles, feet or hands is kno...

  • Endometriosis can affect fertility

    Posted on Dec 16, 2019

    Endometrial tissue, the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus, in some women also grows outside the womb and acts as it would inside the womb, thickening, breaking down and bleeding with each menstrual cycle.


    Because it has no way of leaving the body it becomes trapped. The bleeding may irritate surrounding tissues, which may cause pain. As the tissue continues to thicken, scar tissue and adhesions may form. This can cause organ fusion and anatomical changes. If the endometrial tissue is attached to the ovaries, cysts may develop. Fertility problems may also develop.  



  • Keratosis pilaris is common but harmless

    Posted on Dec 16, 2019

    If painless tiny bumps appear on your upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks and your skin in these areas is dry and rough, you may, particularly if you are a teenager, have what is known as keratosis pilaris.

    Keratosis Pilaris is a common but harmless skin disorder, although it may be unsightly.It is often considered a variant of normal skin. There is no cure for it or means of preventing it. However, the application of moisturisers or prescription creams may improve the appearance of affected parts of your skin.

    The bumps are not linked to any serious health concern. They are not contagious ...

  • Communities can have major impact in fight against HIV and AIDS

    Posted on Dec 16, 2019

    Communities can have major impact in fight against HIV and AIDS


    Communities can make an invaluable contribution in the fight against HIV and AIDS, as they can be important pillars of support. This is a key part of the theme of this year’s World Aids Day, which occurs on Sunday.


    World AIDS Day has been commemorated on 1 December every year since it was first instituted in 1988. This year’s theme is ‘Communities make the difference’. This is intended to highlight what communities have done in the past and will be doing in the future in the fight against HIV and AIDS.


    The theme is expected...