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Manage health in Women's Month

August is Women's Month and provides the perfect platform to create awareness about some of the health issues that women face.

By Allison Vienings 29 Jul 2014 15:15

Ambulances need to comply with new regulations

Private ambulance operators will have to comply with a host of new requirements if new regulations become law as the private ambulance operators are unregulated and lack industry standards.

29 Jul 2014 11:27

Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2014/15 open for entry

South African journalists are encouraged to enter the Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2014/15, which close for entries on 25 September 2014...

29 Jul 2014 07:58

Asbestos related diseases in women spotlighted during Cancer Week

Ahead of Cancer Week and Women's Month, Asbestos Relief Trust chairman, John Doidge, pointed out that the plight of women affected by lung-related occupational diseases is generally unacknowledged and under-reported.

29 Jul 2014 11:15

Multi-strain vaccine for HPV, suitable for girls, boys, women, men

The Human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical, anal and penile cancers, along with genital warts, has more than 130 strains, 40 of which affect the genital area.

28 Jul 2014 14:38

Dr Chris Beyrer new president of International AIDS Society

Dr Chris Beyrer of Johns Hopkins University, US became the new president of the International AIDS Society, as the 20th International AIDS Conference closes in Melbourne on Friday 25 July 2014.

25 Jul 2014 15:43

New oncology pharmacy at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

The new oncology pharmacy opened at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) on 23 July 2014. It has upgraded its equipment and increased floor space, allowing the pharmacy to treat more patients, more effectively.

25 Jul 2014 15:45

Discovery builds most expensive offices in SA

Medical aid group Discovery's new office, next to Sandton City, is being built at an estimated development cost of R2.6bn, which is believed to set a new record for office developments in SA.

By Alistair Anderson 24 Jul 2014 11:53

Clio Healthcare Awards appoint South African juror

The Clio Healthcare Awards, which will be held in New York at the beginning of October 2014, have appointed a South African juror...

24 Jul 2014 08:03

HIV testing from PinkDrive and New Start in August

PinkDrive, in collaboration with New Start, has announced that in addition to the standard breast and prostate examinations, HIV testing will now also be made available.

24 Jul 2014 15:11

International Aids Conference to feature African pop-up clinic solution

At the 20th international AIDS conference taking place in Melbourne this week, Imperial Health Sciences, Africa's leading partner in healthcare supply chain, is showcasing a locally developed healthcare delivery solution to the delegates.

24 Jul 2014 16:58

COHSASA expresses condolences on death of colleague in M17 disaster

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa expresses its profound sadness at the death of board member and renowned HIV/AIDS specialist, Professor Joep Lange...

Issued by COHSASA 23 Jul 2014 15:08

What that comfort food can do to your waistline

We enjoy tasty food, and comfort foods - those fattening favourites and sweet and savoury treats that spend a minute on the lips and a lifetime on the hips.

22 Jul 2014 09:07

International Self-Care Day: 24 July 2014

Ask your pharmacist for advice on self-medication to help you make smart health choices.

22 Jul 2014 10:01

Yale study finds some aggressive tumors silence genes that fight cancer

A study led by Yale Cancer Center may provide clues to how some aggressive cancers turn off, or silence, genes critical to suppressing tumors.

By Vicky Agnew 22 Jul 2014 10:50

NAPM calls for elimination of VAT on life saving medicines

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has proposed a zero Value Added Tax (VAT) rating on medicines in its submission to the Davis Tax Committee.

21 Jul 2014 08:54

CHILD study shows rise in obesity, blood pressure at NW primary schools

A unique study tracking the health status of children as they progress through primary school is sounding alarm bells.

21 Jul 2014 13:15

MH17 crash impacts World Aids Conference, HOPE expresses concern

Over 100 passengers were delegates heading to Melbourne for the World Aids Conference.

18 Jul 2014 14:00

Chronic stress leads to increased risk of heart attacks and strokes

Medical treatment and a healthy balance is crucial to combat the effects.

18 Jul 2014 13:24

Vital Foundation's Mandela Day initiative

After the initial launch of the Vital Foundation in August 2013, it has been able to raise R3.2m to fight abuse against women and children.

17 Jul 2014 10:37

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