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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Easter road fatalities 'decline'

Government has made headway in reducing road carnage based on preliminary road safety campaign figures, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Wednesday.

24 Apr 2014 11:52

Better health care for sexual assault survivors

More than 170 nurses and doctors in Gauteng have been trained to respond appropriately to the health needs of survivors of sexual assault.

24 Apr 2014 11:18

Roads death toll similar to previous years

Despite reports that scores of people died on the roads over the Easter weekend, the number of fatalities was probably nothing out of the ordinary.

22 Apr 2014 09:17

Pregnancy risk may be higher with newer method of female sterilization

Women who used a new method of sterilization called hysteroscopic sterilization had a 10 times greater risk of pregnancy after one year than those who used the older laparoscopic sterilization method. This new finding by Yale School of Medicine researchers is published in the 21 April issue of the journal Contraception.

By Karen N. Peart 22 Apr 2014 11:48

Deliberation is staunchest ally of selfishness

Over the last two years, Yale psychologist David Rand and colleagues have investigated what makes people willing to help each other. Their latest research shows that while initial reactions are shaped by daily experience, deliberation consistently favors selfishness.

By Bill Hathaway 22 Apr 2014 11:39

Understanding epilepsy, national epilepsy week

This year, National Epilepsy Week will be held from 16-22 June to raise awareness about this most common neurological condition, characterised by unusual electrical activity in the brain, which is still very much misunderstood.

22 Apr 2014 11:19

Call for abstracts for ASLM conference

The second international conference of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), which will be held in Cape Town from 30 November - 4 December 2014, will serve to highlight the society's pan-African efforts to improve quality patient care and disease control through improved laboratory systems and networks in Africa.

22 Apr 2014 10:51

AfintaPart donates R200,000 in car seats

Leading Midas-owned truck parts distributor, AfintaPart, has donated 150 booster car seats to the Wheel Well store, a road safety NPO, in Brightwater Commons Shopping Centre, Randburg. The donation is equal to R200,000.

17 Apr 2014 09:48

Gene variant raises risk for aortic tear and rupture

Researchers from Yale School of Medicine and Celera Diagnostics have confirmed and extended the significance of a genetic variant that substantially increases the risk of a frequently fatal thoracic aortic dissection or full rupture. The study appears online in PLOS ONE.

By Helen Dodson 17 Apr 2014 15:39

Give your piece a chance with a Biz Press Office

According to ongoing research by UK-based CMO institute, confidence in the effectiveness of content marketing is spurring 60% of marketers to devote increased budgets to this form of promotion year-on-year. Here's why content marketing should be an integral part of a communications campaign strategy.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 16 Apr 2014 15:18

Minister orders an end to wards for the rich

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has instructed the Gauteng health department to open its controversial private wards at four state hospitals to all members of the public.

By Prega Govender and Monica Laganparsad 15 Apr 2014 05:19

Type 2 diabetes growing amongst elderly

Research by the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes has shown that among the elder generation (over 65), type 2 diabetes is a growing problem, with 28.7% of the elderly population being affected and the numbers growing every year.

Issued by Lion's Wing 15 Apr 2014 15:28

New finding suggests a way to block stress' damage

Ketamine, an anesthetic sometimes abused as a street drug, increases the synaptic connections between brain cells and in low doses acts as a powerful antidepressant, Yale researchers have found. However, stress has the opposite effect, shrinking the number of synaptic spines, triggering depression.

By Bill Hathaway 15 Apr 2014 14:19

A single switch dictates severity of epileptic seizures, Yale researchers find

A switch in the brain of people with epilepsy dictates whether their seizures will be relatively mild or lead to a dangerous and debilitating loss of consciousness, Yale researchers have found.

By Bill Hathaway 15 Apr 2014 11:53

Check allergen labels this Easter

Those with severe food allergies are advised to read food labels before tucking into Easter delights, even if it is a product which they have eaten before, since food producers can change their manufacturing processes or ingredient lists at any time.

By Mariska van Aswegen 15 Apr 2014 11:24

Advanced procedure unblocks arteries

Dr Chris Zambakides, an interventional cardiologist at Netcare Union Hospital, completed the potentially life saving procedures using the BridgePoint system for the first time in South Africa to treat completely blocked coronary arteries, or chronic total occlusions (CTOs) as they are known in medicine.

14 Apr 2014 22:13

Using surgeons to interpret mammograms

Professor Apffelstaedt, associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch and head of the Breast Clinic at Tygerberg Hospital, has published a report on the valuable role surgeons could play in mammographic screening in a resource-restricted environment.

14 Apr 2014 22:47

Call to donate PnP points to TEARS

Transform Education About Rape and Sexual Abuse (TEARS), a local NGO, is encouraging more South Africans to support it in its fight to educate the country on the damage of sexual abuse by asking for the donation of PnP points.

11 Apr 2014 11:55

Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 finalists

Chosen from almost 700 applications from 42 countries, the 10 finalists for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014 represent Africans' potential to address the challenges that are unique to the continent. With four from South Africa, hopes are high for a South African winner.

11 Apr 2014 17:28

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