Aspen Pharmacare said normalised diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) increased 23% to R46.74 for the six months to December‚ led by growth in its international business.
7 Mar 2014 08:35
Insurer MMI Holdings (MMI) grew diluted core headline earnings per share (HEPS) 13% to 105.4c for the six months to December‚ up from 93.6c in the previous period.
By Gillian Jones 6 Mar 2014 10:22
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has welcomed a discovery by scientists of potent antibodies that could neutralise and kill multiple strains of HIV.
4 Mar 2014 06:00
The CAPRISA consortium of AIDS researchers with scientists from the US, jointly reported on 3 March 2014 the discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman's body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies.
4 Mar 2014 09:13
Health information management (HIM) is the information hub of a healthcare organisation, whether the organisation is a small regional hospital or a multisite integrated delivery network, as patient-focused documents and content flow in and out of the department to almost every other patient-focused and administrative area of the facility.
4 Mar 2014 11:17
History in Botswana healthcare was made in Gaborone last week when South African quality improvement and accreditation organisation, COHSASA (the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa) and Boitekanelo College signed a memorandum of agreement to join forces.
By Marilyn Keegan, Issued by COHSASA 4 Mar 2014 10:05
Bone anchored hearing devices are specifically designed to bypass any problems in the ear canal or middle ear, by transmitting the sound directly to the inner ear via the skull bone.
3 Mar 2014 14:38
Remuneration in foreign countries, that the government cannot match, is frustrating efforts to retain doctors and nurses in SA, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said.
28 Feb 2014 11:40
Lions Health, the inaugural global festival and awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications will welcome a speaker lineup that includes some of the most awarded creatives in healthcare and top marketers at the forefront of the industry from around the world.
28 Feb 2014 13:25
Whether your addiction is classified as a disorder or simply an unwanted behaviour, there comes a time when we decide to make a change. But that's not as easy as it sounds.
By Claudia Klein 28 Feb 2014 13:38
There's one slot at Design Indaba I implore you never to miss, and that's the Pecha Kucha presentations. Seven top graduates from around the world presented their projects at this year's event, but three stood out - particularly in the simulcast auditorium where they all received a rousing applause.
By Sindy Peters 27 Feb 2014 11:30
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced a large expenditure plan that will be anchored around the National Development Plan (NDP).
27 Feb 2014 07:53
Eco Health, a leading pharmaceutical distributor in Nigeria, has sold 53% of its company for US$74 million in cash to Imperial Logistics, a wholly owned division of Imperial Holdings.
27 Feb 2014 10:46
The annual CANSA Shavathon is one of South Africa's best-loved events in support of a very worthy cause - showing solidarity with those affected by cancer. Losing one's hair is a common side effect of cancer therapy - so shaving your head has become a symbolic gesture of support for cancer survivors.
26 Feb 2014 16:52
The Department of Social Development has called on all non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are registered with the department, and haven't submitted their annual reports, to do so by 31 March in order to avoid being deregistered.
25 Feb 2014 10:54
Just a few years ago, there was no effective treatment for primary pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and sufferers could expect to live just two or three years after the onset of the disease. Today, there are a number of different treatments, one of which is Flolan (IV epoprostenol), which helps to open the blood vessels and keep them healthy.
25 Feb 2014 14:51
Medications used by many older people to control their blood pressure also increase the risk of serious fall injuries by 30% to 40% - injuries that have a similar effect on mortality and functional loss as the strokes and heart attacks the blood pressure drugs are meant to prevent - according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the 24 February 2014 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.
By Karen N. Peart 25 Feb 2014 11:37
Screening more than 100 spider toxins, Yale researchers identified a protein from the venom of the Peruvian green velvet tarantula that blunts activity in pain-transmitting neurons. The findings, reported in the 3 March 2014 issue of the journal Current Biology, show the new screening method used by the scientists has the potential to search millions of different spider toxins for safe pain-killing drugs and therapies.
By Bill Hathaway 25 Feb 2014 11:45
Financial services group Discovery Holdings' strong growth in earnings is a result of its Vitality model‚ says chief executive Adrian Gore.
By Gillian Jones 24 Feb 2014 10:29
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