Understand and use your medical scheme’s screening and prevention benefits
It’s all too easy to brush off that mild headache as being a by-product of a stressful day, too much coffee or too little water. But what if it isn’t? Sometimes seemingly insignificant niggles are signs of something else going on in the body. And sometimes, there aren’t any obvious signs at all.
In fact, some health conditions are even dubbed “silent killers” because by the time symptoms surfa
Vitality’s new HealthyWeight programme shows promising results
The Vitality HealthyWeight programme has the main goal of supporting Vitality members who face greater health risks from being overweight or obese. In only two months, the programme has seen more than 1,000 Vitality members join and actively engage with it.
Vitality Health International announces a partnership with Goodbye Malaria
With World Malaria Day on 25 April, Vitality Health International, an innovative health insurer that rewards healthy living for employees in the rest of Africa (and owned by Discovery Group), has announced a partnership with social benefit organisation, Goodbye Malaria, to reduce the high incidence of malaria, a disease that is still taking an unrelenting toll on human health in Africa.
Flu season is around the corner: Five good reasons to get your flu vaccine today
Influenza (flu) season is around the corner and this year’s flu vaccine is available to protect us against the flu strains that are expected to circulate and make people sick.
“Having our flu vaccine lowers our risk of becoming sick with flu - or seriously ill with flu if we are in the high-risk group for this and also limits the spread of infection to others,” says Dr Noluthando Nematswerani,
What can a Health Check do for you today that burgers for lunch everyday won’t?
It can prevent a heart attack or perhaps a stroke or even the development of certain cancers. The lifestyle choices you make today can largely determine your health in the long-term.
It’s a well-known fact that fast food is generally high in sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats. The body reacts to these in negative ways, namely the development of illness, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, an
Osidon, Discovery launch one-of-a-kind AI service offering to South African taxpayers
Osidon, in association with Discovery, announces the launch of an innovative and industry-first tax advisory solution for individual and business taxpayers.
Vitality Active Rewards 3.0 is here! With new personalised gameboards and more rewards for Discovery clients
Vitality members can earn thousands more Discovery Miles every week on a new personalised Vitality Active Rewards gameboard with new, richer rewards tiles.
Weight loss drugs are no quick fix – here’s what you need to know
In recent months, A-list celebrities have openly shared that they have taken drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy to lose weight.
This has prompted a huge demand for these sorts of medicines from the broader public and created supply chain shortages for drugs like Ozempic, significantly impacting the management of patients living with diabetes (for whom this drug is intended).
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Cogence brings BlackRock to South Africa - A relationship that gives SA financial advisers access to the global investment universe
Johannesburg 22 March 2023: Discovery Chief Executive Adrian Gore hosted BlackRock's EMEA Head, Stephen Cohen, in a virtual examination of the current state of markets, the importance of innovation and the principles underscoring the phenomenal growth of Discovery and BlackRock. The success of these organisations prefaced a discussion on how BlackRock’s expertise in global investment and Aladdin W
SpendTrend23 report by Visa and Discovery Bank points to price inflation driving grocery spend and loadshedding influencing takeout meal consumption
In a landmark collaborative initiative, Visa and Discovery Bank today announced their Spendtrend23 report, which is aimed at identifying and understanding shifts in consumer spending behaviour during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vitality Health Insurance Launches Ground-Breaking Health Insurance Product in Kenya
Vitality Health Insurance, an innovative health insurer from South Africa, today launched a ground-breaking insurance product customised for Kenya’s leading businesses. The health insurance offering is unique because it is an insurance product which focuses on wellbeing, aimed at positively impacting people’s health outcomes while improving and protecting their lives.
Discovery Vitality reveals “ObeCity Index” showing the South African city with the healthiest weight ahead of World Obesity Day; launches Vitality HealthyWeight programme
Discovery Vitality today announced the results of a national study comparing members’ collective weight across South African cities. The results show that Vitality members in Cape Town have the healthiest weight, while Gqeberha has the most room to improve.