Healthcare Trends 2018

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#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will hold

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 hours ago

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

About 224-million people are undernourished in Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said on Monday, 19 February...

12 hours ago

How well is SA's vitamins and supplements market?

Stimulated by an ageing global population and increased focus on health, wellness and preventative healthcare, there has been significant growth in the vitamins and dietary supplements market...

Issued by Insight Survey 1 day ago

Study: Vaccines prevent death and alleviate poverty

Increased investments in 10 vaccines administered in low- and middle-income countries over a 15-year period could avert up to 36-million deaths and 24-million cases of medical impoverishment...

1 day ago

HIV programmes need to bring blessers onboard

South African healthcare workers need to actively implement and support strategies that target people at risk and 'blessers' who are driving the HIV epidemic among young women...

16 Feb 2018

After long delay, lab service starts CEO's disciplinary hearing

Almost a year after the National Health Laboratory Service's (NHLS's) board suspended its top executives for alleged corruption and maladministration, it has only just begun getting its teeth into the meat of the disciplinary action it brought against them...

By Tamar Kahn 16 Feb 2018

UCT scientist wins award for work on brain seizures

A University of Cape Town (UCT) scientist's five-year study to uncover what causes the brain to seize has earned him a 2017 Claude Leon Merit Award...

16 Feb 2018

How Cape Town's water crisis could make people sick

Day Zero, when the four million people living in Cape Town run out of water, is becoming a real possibility...

By Bob Mash, Hassan Mahomed and Shrikant Peters 15 Feb 2018

The continent's first genomics centre paves the way for Afrocentric medicine

When it opens its doors in mid-2018, the African Genomics Centre - a first for the continent - will be capable of conducting large-scale studies on whole genome sequencing...

15 Feb 2018

Cannabis legalisation offers medical research opportunities

The impending legalisation of access to medical cannabinoids in South Africa is opening up a host of research opportunities that the medical sector should embrace...

Issued by Cipla 15 Feb 2018

Release of sterile mosquitoes a "publicity stunt"

Although the long-term underlying intention is reduce malaria in Africa, the release of genetically modified (GM) "male-sterile" mosquitoes in Burkina Faso this year by the Target Malaria research consortium has no real benefit...

14 Feb 2018

East Cape seeks to fill 1800 posts at hospitals

The provincial Department of Health has set aside R300-million to fill more than 1800 critical posts...

13 Feb 2018

Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will engage industry stakeholders on the Sugary Beverages Levy...

13 Feb 2018

New authority replaces 'slow' Medicines Control Council

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has appointed members of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) board, which replaces the Medicines Control Council (MCC)...

13 Feb 2018

Research shows Huntington's disease originates in embryonic development

Huntington disease sufferers usually show symptoms in middle age as they develop jerky movements...

13 Feb 2018

Late diagnosis causing more deaths in HIV-positive children

A new study is raising concern that more children infected with HIV are dying early in hospitals in spite of ART being available, blaming delayed diagnosis among this pool of patients for the problem...

By Elgar Machuka 12 Feb 2018

The real reason why Gauteng doesn't want to pay up for #LifeEsidimeni

The Gauteng provincial government's resistance to paying constitutional damages to the families who lost their loved ones in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, may be tied to the fear of accepting greater responsibility...

By Nelisiwe Msomi 12 Feb 2018

Kiss with confidence this Valentine's Day

Left untreated, halitosis can cause great distress, anxiety and even isolation. More than that, it can be an indicator of a more serious underlying health concern...

Issued by Simonsays Communications 9 Feb 2018

#DayZero: Tips to keep healthy if the taps run dry

Day Zero is looming over Cape Town like the Sword of Damocles. Currently earmarked for 11 May 2018, the spectre of the taps running dry has serious ramifications for the city, which has already been declared a disaster area, and its close on four-million residents. Here are some tips to keep you healthy if that day comes...

9 Feb 2018

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International

How Nuvus is using its business experience to shake the medical marijuana industry up

With almost 30 states having legalised the growth, sale and usage of marijuana for medicinal, recreational or both purposes, it is clear that the tide has turned in favor of a complete legalisation at state and federal levels within the coming years. Expectedly, there has been a boom in interest in in the industry, both from the commercial and scientific perspectives.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 31 Jan 2018

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