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Discovery and its Global Vitality Network join forces with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global to combat the epidemic of stress and burnout

Discovery and its Global Vitality Network join forces with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global to combat the epidemic of stress and burnout

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2016 12:33 GMT

Worldwide effort draws on latest scientific findings and experts in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, productivity, sports and sleep to improve health and productivity.

​Run into 2017 with Team Vitality’s new ASICS partnership

​Run into 2017 with Team Vitality’s new ASICS partnership

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 12:38 GMT

Discovery Vitality and Team Vitality are excited to announce a new partnership with premium sports apparel brand – ASICS. Ranked amongst the top sporting brands globally, ASICS is the new running kit supplier as well as strategic fitness partner to South Africa’s biggest running club, Team Vitality.

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​Discovery Health and Netcare 911 offer free counselling for Wits staff

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 08:44 GMT

The commitment and contribution of Wits staff members during the recent difficult period have been exceptional. Staff did; however, voice the need for counselling following these events. From 15 to 17 November 2016, Wits joined hands with Discovery Health and Netcare 911 to offer free counselling to staff members who indicated a need.

Discovery to host Get Active weekend in Cape Town

Discovery to host Get Active weekend in Cape Town

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 08:32 GMT

Entries are now open for the third Discovery Duathlon Cape Town and the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town. On the 11th and 12th of February, Cape Town will play host to the Discovery Duathlon Cape Town and the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town.

​Discovery joins Gift of the Givers to help the people of Alex

​Discovery joins Gift of the Givers to help the people of Alex

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 08:08 GMT

Discovery Fund has given an emergency donation of R250 000 to Gift of the Givers to assist them with the disaster relief work that is being done in Alex.

Discovery announces top entrepreneurs in its MedTech Silicon Valley Programme

Discovery announces top entrepreneurs in its MedTech Silicon Valley Programme

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2016 09:20 GMT

In September 2016, Discovery announced its first Discovery Entrepreneurs MedTech Silicon Valley Programme during a session held to discuss the use of technology as a driver for reducing medical inflation.

​David Beckham’s Advice To Youngsters - Work Hard And Have A Passion For What You Do

​David Beckham’s Advice To Youngsters - Work Hard And Have A Passion For What You Do

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2016 15:06 GMT

Football star and Unicef ambassador David Beckham has the following advice for young people – work hard, be dedicated, stay grounded and have a passion for what you do.

South Africans must work together to find ways to generate economic growth – Pravin Gordhan

South Africans must work together to find ways to generate economic growth – Pravin Gordhan

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2016 13:02 GMT

South Africans should be proud of their fiscal sovereignty, but must now work together towards finding their own ways to generate economic growth through improving confidence, increasing investment and deepening inclusivity. This is the view of Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, who was a keynote speaker at the Discovery Leadership Summit held on Monday at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Digital revolution creating burnout – Arianna Huffington

Digital revolution creating burnout – Arianna Huffington

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2016 09:27 GMT

The world lives under the ‘collective delusion’ that in order to succeed we have to burn out, while multi-tasking is a scientifically disproved myth, says Arianna Huffington, founder of Thrive Global and co-founder of The Huffington Post.

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Pravin Gordhan to address the Discovery Leadership Summit

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2016 07:47 GMT

South Africa’s Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, will be joining David Beckham and other world-class speakers at this year’s Discovery Leadership Summit. To be hosted by Discovery in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 14 November 2016, the Summit is a global thought-leadership event aimed at sharing intellectual capital to contribute to leadership in business, government and civil society.

Take action to change obesity rates associated with type 2 diabetes

Take action to change obesity rates associated with type 2 diabetes

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2016 10:25 GMT

The World Health Organization estimates that 380 million people could have diabetes by 2025.

David Beckham to address the Discovery Leadership Summit

David Beckham to address the Discovery Leadership Summit

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2016 06:58 GMT

Discovery announced that David Beckham will be addressing the Discovery Leadership Summit to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 14 November 2016. The Summit is a flagship, global thought-leadership event that enables the sharing of intellectual capital to contribute to leadership in business, government and civil society.

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan: Focusing on growth and moving away from an individualistic culture

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan: Focusing on growth and moving away from an individualistic culture

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 09:39 GMT

After receiving a standing ovation at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan addressed the assembled crowd of CEOs and business executives, and shared some insights on the state of the economy...

Jack Welch, Manager of the Century, to address the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Jack Welch, Manager of the Century, to address the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2016 09:47 GMT

Discovery announced that former General Electric Chairman and CEO, Jack Welch, will be addressing the Discovery Leadership Summit to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 14 November 2016. The Summit is a flagship, global thought-leadership event that enables the sharing of intellectual capital to contribute to leadership in business, government and civil society.

Big Concerts and Discovery partner to bring South Africa exclusive access to music and events

Big Concerts and Discovery partner to bring South Africa exclusive access to music and events

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 07:15 GMT

Discovery and Big Concerts today announced a strategic alliance, with Discovery Card becoming the official credit card partner of Big Concerts, South Africa’s leading concert promoter and a part of Live Nation Entertainment, with the goal of connecting fans to their favourite global artists and driving growth of international live touring in South Africa.

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Discovery Health Medical Scheme spent over R177 million for breast cancer drugs in 2015

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2016 10:10 GMT

Breast cancer affects the young, old, women and men. Raising awareness of and supporting early detection of this most-common cancer among South African women will help save more lives. When breast cancer is detected early, the survival rate is as high as 95%. Discovery Health and the Discovery Health Medical Scheme support early detection through screening.

Manulife launches Vitality in Canada

Manulife launches Vitality in Canada

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 12:23 GMT

Applying Discovery’s Shared-Value Insurance model to encourage healthier living

Huffington to speak at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Huffington to speak at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2016 09:39 GMT

Discovery announced the date of its eighth Discovery Leadership Summit to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 14 November 2016. The Summit is a flagship, global thought-leadership event that enables the sharing of intellectual capital to contribute to leadership in business, government and civil society...

Instant noodles loaded with salt

Instant noodles loaded with salt

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2016 14:05 GMT

New research by The George Institute for Global Health reveals the high and unnecessary amount of salt in instant noodles sold around the world.

Salt watch: shaking up public health

Salt watch: shaking up public health

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2016 08:10 GMT

Experts convene for salt consultation forum