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IAB objects to Department of Health's attempt to limit commercial speech
IAB objects to Department of Health's attempt to limit commercial speech

The Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa (IAB) has made its submissions to the Department of Health regarding the draft Regulations and Guidelines relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foods (r. 429).

12 Sep 2014 10:24

'I am the voice of lymphoma' campaign for World Lymphoma Awareness Day

To mark the 11th anniversary of World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) on 15 September 2014, Be Cancer Aware will yet again be putting lymphoma on the South African map through its 'I am the voice of lymphoma' campaign.

12 Sep 2014 17:11

Sitting is the new smoking

Though sitting may seem harmless, research shows that if you have a desk job, you could have twice the risk of cardiovascular disease than people with jobs that require standing or moving around for most of the day.

By Lucy Le Roux 11 Sep 2014 21:58

Disability levels rise to 7.5% of the population
Disability levels rise to 7.5% of the population

According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), 7.5% of South Africans have a disability.

10 Sep 2014 08:40

Brain injuries no match for sPIF treatment
Brain injuries no match for sPIF treatment

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues have uncovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal brain injuries. This research could also lead to treatments for traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

By Karen N. Peart 9 Sep 2014 14:01

Akeso launches a psychiatric intervention response unit

As a specialised mental healthcare provider of numerous private psychiatric facilities in South Africa, Akeso Specialised Psychiatric Clinics has launched a psychiatric intervention response unit to come to the rescue of South Africans caught in the grip of a potentially life-threatening psychological emergency, who need immediate help and containment.

9 Sep 2014 13:16

Sandoz donates penicillin for Rheumatic Heart Disease research

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a silent killer that is still prevalent in developing countries. A new study by the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), which uses Sandoz-donated, life-saving penicillin, aims to address RHD among children in Zambia, with the ultimate goal of eliminating this disease.

9 Sep 2014 11:32

Heavy health toll of South Africa's coal-fired power plants
Heavy health toll of South Africa's coal-fired power plants

MASAKHANE: South Africa's dependence on coal to generate 85 percent of its electricity is taking a substantial toll on human health, according to environmental groups.

By Kristy Siegfried 9 Sep 2014 09:25

How to tell good stem cells from the bad: Yale researchers answer key question
How to tell good stem cells from the bad: Yale researchers answer key question

The promise of embryonic stem cell research has been thwarted by an inability to answer a simple question: How do you know a good stem cell from a bad one?

By Bill Hathaway 9 Sep 2014 14:29

Professor David Salant to give this year's AJ Orenstein Memorial Lecture

Professor David Salant, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology at Boston University Medical Center, will present the annual AJ Orenstein Memorial Lecture on 15 September 2014 at 6pm at the Adler Museum of Medicine, Wits Medical School, Parktown.

8 Sep 2014 11:37

Attract youth to academia says Zuma
Attract youth to academia says Zuma

With an ageing lecturing workforce at higher education institutions, President Jacob Zuma says there is a need to make academia more exciting for South Africa's youth.

5 Sep 2014 07:32

State-of-the-art medical simulation lab in aid of clinical education
State-of-the-art medical simulation lab in aid of clinical education

Philips has installed a high-tech medical training simulation lab on the UJ's premises during a stopover in Johannesburg on its fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow.

4 Sep 2014 08:20

Neil Kirby
Protecting healthcare information

There is rising concern as to the safeguarding of healthcare information, following the hacking of medical data of 4.5 million healthcare patients in the US, made possible by the Heartbleed bug.

By Neil Kirby 4 Sep 2014 11:46

Clinical trials rely on speedy, reliable deliveries

The success of clinical trials is dependent on express delivery and collection of biological samples. Any delay in collecting samples and getting them to their destination may have huge implications and, in some cases, patients need to be retested altogether.

By Shane de Beer 2 Sep 2014 15:41

Researchers try to make sure herpes does not find a home
Researchers try to make sure herpes does not find a home

The immune system is great at making sure infections such as the herpes virus do not repeatedly infect a person, a condition known as a superinfection. Yet how the immune system combats superinfection is not well understood.

By Bill Hathaway 2 Sep 2014 16:08

Yale study identifies potential bacterial drivers of inflammatory bowel disease
Yale study identifies potential bacterial drivers of inflammatory bowel disease

Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients' own intestinal immune responses as a guide.

1 Sep 2014 16:18

Sabotage as therapy - aiming lupus antibodies at vulnerable cancer cells
Sabotage as therapy - aiming lupus antibodies at vulnerable cancer cells

Yale Cancer Center researchers may have discovered a new way of harnessing lupus antibodies to sabotage cancer cells made vulnerable by deficient DNA repair.

By Vicky Agnew 1 Sep 2014 15:58

Insurance schemes hurt medical aids
Insurance schemes hurt medical aids

Medical aid cover could become far more expensive, Wits Professor and Health Economist Alex van den Heever warned at the Board of Healthcare Funders' conference in Durban.

29 Aug 2014 10:24

Hay fever season could peak following wet winter
Hay fever season could peak following wet winter

This year's exceptionally wet winter season could spawn an explosion of plant and grass growth spelling trouble for hay fever sufferers this spring.

By Mariska van Aswegen 29 Aug 2014 15:54

Intellectual disability should not mean physical inactivity
Intellectual disability should not mean physical inactivity

There is strong evidence that people with intellectual disabilities can benefit significantly from regular physical activity. This is important, as owing to the almost complete lack of opportunities for physical exercise, many find themselves in precarious health circumstances, living sedentary lives and battling obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

29 Aug 2014 15:32

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