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Inhalers may not be best for asthma management

New research shows that inhalers may not be so effective in treating inflammation of the small airways...

17 hours ago

Beware the dopey docs

Thousands of doctors will from this week wear armbands to indicate how long a shift they have worked...

1 day ago

Poor asthma control still a major problem

Patients who fail to control their disease can escalate to acute asthma and even death...

1 day ago

Medical aid solvency ratios need to change

The debate about the solvency ratio for medical aids is nothing new,,,

2 days ago

US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit

Lawsuits by US states to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for their costs of dealing with prescription drug abuse is on the rise...

By Sharon Snell 2 days ago

Is the anti-sugar tax lobby taking a page from Big Tobacco's playbook?

When it comes to the proposed SSB tax, researchers about misinformation campaigns that could be taking a page out of the tobacco lobby's playbook...

By Ina Skosana 2 days ago

Headaches affect cognition and mood

Two recent studies found that tension-type headaches are associated with negative mood and impaired cognition...

23 Sep 2016

To vape or not to vape

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is predicting that this century alone, a billion lives will be lost to smoking. A Billion Lives is a documentary film that examines vaping and e-cigarettes as a healthy alternative to smoking...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Sep 2016

Life Mental Health opens new unit in Cape Town

Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town has opened a new unit - Life St Vincent's - offering services to mental health patients...

22 Sep 2016

Zuckerberg fund pledges $3bn to banish disease

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife pledged $3bn over the next decade to efforts to prevent, cure or manage disease...

22 Sep 2016

HASA pleads case for private medical schools

In South Africa, the doctor population ratio stands at a paltry 60 per 100,000...

21 Sep 2016

UCT drug unit named as partner in AMR research

H3D is named as one of five research facilities for global antimicrobial resistance accord...

21 Sep 2016

Rotary adds $35m to polio-fighting coffers

Following three new cases of polio in Nigeria, Rotary has added $35m in grants to support the global effort to end the disease..

21 Sep 2016

Lifting the veil on drug pricing and trade agreements

A UN panel has called for pharmaceutical companies and government to be more transparent on drug pricing and closed door trade agreements...

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez 20 Sep 2016

Reinventing the healthcare model with tech

Healthcare systems are undergoing the same level of convergence as ICT companies did more than a decade ago...

19 Sep 2016

The ills of cyber security

The healthcare sector is the most unhealthy when it comes to cyber security...

By Rick Rogers 19 Sep 2016

Emirates SkyCargo unveils new facility dedicated to pharmaceutical cargo

Emirates SkyCargo's new purpose-built facility dedicated exclusively to the timely and secure transport of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments at Dubai International Airport has been unveiled...

19 Sep 2016

Treatment doe not kill TB completely

A new study has found evidence that the bacteria causing TB can still be found in the lungs after treatment...

16 Sep 2016

Giving back by running for a cause

We all run for a reason. Some have the talent to win races and break records, while others aim to get fit or achieve personal milestones. Some also use their running, regardless of distance or speed, to support good causes, help those in need and give back to society...

By David Barnard 16 Sep 2016

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