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If food labels aren't simple, consumers may ignore them

Consumers gather information about food from a variety of sources including their families, the media and through education. But another way that they can get the information is through...

By Nelene Koen 1 day ago

#YouthMonth: Aids mortality has doubled with girls most at risk

In the South African rural setting, 52% of all sexually active 15 and 24 year olds never use condoms with their most recent partners...

2 days ago

New paediatric facility for Bara

The Gauteng department of health, GlaxoSmithKline and Surgeons for Little Lives.will be building a world-class paediatric surgery outpatient clinic including a parental sleep-over facility...

2 days ago

Health projects help heal local economy

The refurbishment of two hospitals and three clinic is being implemented by the CDC in the Eastern Cape...

3 days ago

What are craniofacial syndromes?

In the first of a series of three, Professor Frank Graewe broadly outlines the exact nature of craniofacial deformities and syndromes...

By Frank Graewe 3 days ago

International indigenous AIDS group announces speakers for pre-conference

The 6th International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & Aids programme supports this year's theme - Reclaiming Indigenous Voices: Our Lives, Our Health, Our Future...

21 Jun 2016

Reigniting the malaria fight

The revival in eradicating malaria was sparked by the Gates Foundation, which has committed millions of dollars to intervention tools, such as new-generation drugs...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 63rd annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity has kicked off on 18 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies resulting in two SA agencies bringing home wins...

18 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist

The Health and Wellness Lions shortlist has been released with South Africa seeing five entries make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

17 Jun 2016

New healthcare training and skills institute opens in Kenya

Sustainable healthcare in Kenya has received a $13m investment boost through a new training facility committed to train 10,000 health professionals by 2020...

17 Jun 2016

#CGFSummit: Food safety, not just a Western luxury

A customer buys meat and vegetables from your store. He goes home, eats that fresh produce, and contracts a serious illness. Possibly even dies. Here's how to prevent this nightmare from becoming a business reality...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

Prevention is better than cure

We're entering a new era of healthcare where the emphasis is on patient-based medical care and risk management...

By Nicci Botha 17 Jun 2016

New atlas shows extent of light pollution - what does it mean for our health?

The new comprehensive World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness has just appeared in Science Advances...

By Richard G. 'Bugs' Stevens 15 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Casual Day influences disability policy, legislation

The Casual Day project, which raises funds for services for persons with disabilities, is also involved in influencing government's policy and legislation framework around disability...

15 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Societal influences affect youngsters' mental health

Crime and violence, peer pressure and substance abuse has a hugely adverse effect on the mental and emotional state of mind of South African youngsters.

14 Jun 2016

Taking the bite out of malaria

Great strides have been made in addressing the scourge of malaria in South Africa, yet prevention rather than cure needs to become the priority...

14 Jun 2016

SA needs to capitalise on 3D printing in healthcare

South Africa can potentially leapfrog manufacturing-focused countries by providing cost-effective 3D printing , especially for the healthcare sector...

13 Jun 2016

Sociology brings new meaning to nutrition and health in young children

An anthropology study in Cote d'Ivoire shows how cultural influence plays a role in nutrition and anaemia in young children...

13 Jun 2016

Probiotics ease IBS symptoms

Although not much is know about the cause of IBS, treatment protocols are well established, and a good-quality, daily probiotic can help decrease the symptoms...

10 Jun 2016

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