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Research in the news: Use of antibiotics at end of life - yes or no?

Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are often administered to terminally ill patients. But given widespread concern about antibiotic resistance, this common practice should be reconsidered...

By Ziba Kashef 6 Oct 2015 10:44

The right way to deal with teenage pregnancies

A recent article decried the dilemma of teenage pregnancy in South Africa. The article apportioned blame to the fact that schools don't teach the Bible...

By Catherine van Schoor 2 Oct 2015 09:48

The Internet of Things and big data in the real world

Technology often progresses in ways that can surprise us. Just eight years ago, many people thought of the then-new Apple iPhone as an expensive toy...

By Johan Botes 7 Oct 2015 08:32

COHSASA QI Skills Development Workshops for 2016

COHSASA's series of practical workshops held at their headquarters in Cape Town has proved to be extremely popular. The workshops ensure that health workers have the knowledge they need to provide safe and quality care to their patients...

Issued by COHSASA 7 Oct 2015 15:36

First automated breast ultrasound machine installed

The Automated Breast Ultrasound machine represents a quantum leap in ultrasound technology and it significantly increases the detection...

2 Oct 2015 07:58

Online meals, leave it to the chefs

Those struggling to maintain healthy eating despite busy schedules need worry no more as help is just a click away, thanks to...

2 Oct 2015 15:46

New technologies could bring down healthcare costs

Speakers recently hosted at the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) conference held in Cape Town, indicated that new technologies...

2 Oct 2015 10:31

Hospital with digs for folks

The privately managed, government-funded Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital could be a model for the way hospitals operate when...

1 Oct 2015 08:46

Breast cancer awareness month a reminder for women

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and serves to remind women to take the health of their breasts seriously. According to Stasha Jordan...

1 Oct 2015 13:18

Rooibos packs powerful punch against heart disease

Rooibos is already considered one of the most powerful superfoods on the market today and according to research...

30 Sep 2015 14:11

Crippling cost of being healthy

Consumers will have to budget more for medical aid next year. Three major medical aid schemes have announced their fee increases...

30 Sep 2015 10:11

Thought-controlled computer cursor takes a leap forward

Scientists working to perfect a thought-controlled computer cursor said Monday they have achieved their best results yet and are moving closer to...

30 Sep 2015 15:24

UN adopts 17 Global Goals

The 193 UN member states have adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and 17 Global Goals, designed to put the world on a pathway to sustainability...

29 Sep 2015 06:54

The banal evil of drug pricing

Martin Shkreli was the most hated man on the internet for a brief time this week. His company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, pushed up the price of a medicine...

By Nathan Geffen 29 Sep 2015 08:25

Momentum Health endeavours to better align their product offering

Strict legislative requirements marked the introduction of the new Medical Schemes Act no.131 of 1998, some 15 years ago...

29 Sep 2015 07:30

National plan needed to address critical doctor shortages

Speakers at the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) annual conference indicated that unless South Africa's critical shortage of doctors is addressed...

25 Sep 2015 13:34

Maternal and Newborn Health Innovations Project launches in Kenya

In an effort to reduce the number of deaths of pregnant women and their newborn babies, UNICEF and The Philips Foundation, together with Concern Worldwide, Maker and Gearbox, have launched...

25 Sep 2015 15:58

New development goals on health need more work to be realistic

The next chapter of the global development agenda - the sustainable development goals - will shift the global focus and debate around health systems...

By Erica Penfold 23 Sep 2015 08:30

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