Why has Jenna Lowe asked us to help her #GetMeTo21? It's been all over social media lately, but so has everything else, so little surprise if you're not aware of the dire organ donation situation in SA...
By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2014 08:00
One third of the world's population have no reliable access to adequate sanitation, hence World Toilet Day...
19 Nov 2014 10:50
Stellenbosch University and Mediclinic Southern Africa have announced a public private collaboration that enables the university's medical students to undergo part of their training at accredited Mediclinic hospitals...
18 Nov 2014 14:17
The World Health Organization has released its first report dedicated exclusively to drowning that indicates that drowning is a serious and neglected public health issue...
18 Nov 2014 14:03
The introduction of several new generic intravenous (IV) therapies in South Africa could keep spiralling healthcare costs in check...
17 Nov 2014 11:11
A new free Ebola app, part of a wider International SOS communications initiative aimed at supporting the global fight against Ebola, has been released for iOS and Android devices...
17 Nov 2014 14:50
Two months since the tragic collapse of a guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the deceased have arrived home to a poignant and emotional reception ceremony.
17 Nov 2014 09:40
GlaxoSmithKline launched the first call for proposals for its Africa NCD Open Lab on 14 November. The call is to support much-needed scientific research into non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa...
17 Nov 2014 11:24
The World Design Capital 2014 has recognised mTriage (#WDC334) as a project that reduces triage time, improves accuracy and reduces the level of training required for triage...
15 Nov 2014 10:40
It was entirely predictable that after a relatively trouble-free and politically safe banning of tobacco product advertising almost two decades ago, government would turn its attention to liquor, fast food and a raft of other forms of advertising...
By Chris Moerdyk 13 Nov 2014 14:48
Africa, HIV, and research have long been bedfellows - but what happens if you add mobile methodology to the mix?
By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2014 08:00
World Diabetes Day is 14 November, a significant date for South Africa, given that an estimated 2-3.5 million South Africans live with Diabetes Mellitus (DM), which is likely to be an underestimation of the true burden...
13 Nov 2014 10:23
Spur Foundation has taken up the challenge and has joined up with the Organ Donor Foundation for the life-changing #Save7 campaign...
11 Nov 2014 13:47
A solution to poor sleep patterns, caused by sleep apnoea and excessive snoring, can be found at the dentist. These sleep disturbances are a cause of fatigue and frustration not only for the sufferers, but also for their sleeping partners.
11 Nov 2014 11:14
A groundbreaking new radial angiography service offered by the Tygerberg Hospital in the Western Cape will alleviate cardiac care bottlenecks and set the tone for others in Africa to follow.
11 Nov 2014 11:35
The James Dyson Award, open in 18 countries to university level students (or recent graduates) studying product design, industrial design and engineering, who 'design something that solves a problem', has been awarded to a low cost, inflatable incubator dubbed "MOM".
10 Nov 2014 18:23
Almost 40% of 600 men between 20 and 65 polled in a recent survey say they are showing signs of hair loss. This rose to two-thirds of men between 36 and 55 who said that, after weight issues, hair loss was more prevalent in their lives than was erectile dysfunction, strong body odour or bad breath.
6 Nov 2014 17:13
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