Medical Trends 2016

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Warehouse-in-a-Box to enhance pharmaceutical distribution network

Resolve through its division Resolve Capacity, completed its latest Warehouse-in-a-Box in Abidjan, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire...

Research in the news: Straight spines depend upon sawtooth protein pattern

The formation of the vertebrae in early embryonic development requires an intricate genetic dance requiring precise timing and interaction of many different cells...

Southern Africa's retrenched miners face a future without health care

Two of the world's mining heavyweights have announced production cuts and staff cutbacks...

By Liesl Page-Shipp

SAA continues flying to Brazil despite virus outbreak

SAA will continue to fly between Johannesburg and Sao Paolo, in Brazil, after the World Health Organization concluded that there is no justification to impose a travel ban...

Researcher's fascination with mosquito genetics may help address Zika crisis

Professor Jeffrey Powell began working on the mosquito that transmits the Zika virus when he was an undergraduate student 49 years ago...

By Karen N. Peart

Headaches are common cause of absenteeism

A recent study has found that migraine and tension-type headaches among the most common causes of lost work time and the prevalence is around the age of 40, a time when individuals are at the peak of their work abilities...

State's food projects 'are failing'

Government programmes meant to tackle food insecurity are plagued by a lack of co-ordination, which results in duplication, undermining the reduction of hunger and starvation in the country, MPs heard Tuesday, 2 February 2016...

SA's toddlers - a Ritalin generation?

Wanting South Africa to avoid the epidemic of psychotropic drug abuse of children, as seen in the US, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) has launched a campaign to inform South African parents and teachers about prescribed psychotropic drug risks in children.

Genesis Analytics opens health practice

Following its purchase of Anansi Health Consulting, Genesis Analytics is opening its eighth practice - a health practice, starting on 2 February 2016...

Pneumonia kills more children than HIV/AIDS, diarrhoea, malaria combined

'Every Breath Counts' is a new UNICEF campaign to raise awareness of the global burden of pneumonia, targeting world leaders and policy makers...

It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

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ADHD presents differently in boys, girls - identifying signs

An overlooked factor that can greatly affect a child's performance in the classroom (and outside) is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)...

Blocking TB vitamin production may be key to treatment

According to a study done at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) at Stellenbosch University (SU), preventing the tuberculosis bacterium from producing its own vitamin could be key in the battle against the disease...

Malnutrition linked to poor academic performance

From early foetal life into adulthood, a large number of South African children experience poor nutrition in their daily lives...

Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship awarded to promising SA researchers

The Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship, which was established to contribute to the advancement of South African academic medicine, has been awarded to two candidates...

Skills Development Workshops 2016

The workshops will provide attendees with the knowledge, the tools and the templates to investigate adverse incidents and implement various quality improvement projects and processes in their health institutions...

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Schools not usually insured for children's' injuries

Amongst the 11-million children going to school this month, many will participate in various sports in the hope of becoming the new national sports heroes...

Sparing ovaries and removing fallopian tubes may cut cancer risk, but few have procedure

During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, removing both fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer while preserving hormonal levels...

By Karen N. Peart

Yale's depression model outperforms psychiatrists

A simple questionnaire filled out by depressed patients can help identify whether a particular medication is likely to help them, according to a new study by Yale University researchers...

By Bill Hathaway

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