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Difficulties associated with promoting a health clinic online

Every business needs to have an online presence, and this includes health clinics. However, it's important to understand the difficulties associated with promoting any health clinic on the internet since it is not as easy as you may think...

Issued by Monetary Library 1 Dec 2015 12:58

CSIR researches plant-based HIV vaccine

As the world commemorates World Aids Day on 1 December, researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa have made progress in developing a biomanufacturing process for HIV antibodies...

30 Nov 2015 15:20

World AIDS Day theme - Think Positive, Rethink HIV

World AIDS Day on 1 December is an opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have died...

27 Nov 2015 15:40

Trauma exacerbates physical, mental disorders

The University of Cape Town study, using data from the South African Stress and Health Study (SASH), found that exposure to trauma had a direct link to arthritis, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, chronic pain and mental illness such as anxiety...

26 Nov 2015 17:51

MEC closes Life Esidimeni, 2,000 mentally ill and disabled patients lose services

Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu, has decided to terminate the services of Life Healthcare Esidimeni, one of the largest public/private hospital partnerships in South Africa...

24 Nov 2015 14:29

Ascendis Health expands operation with R345 million acquisition

Ascendis Health has expanded its operation into the manufacture and distribution of branded generic prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines, with the purchase of Akacia Healthcare for R345 million.

24 Nov 2015 12:40

Botswana gets mobile compact lab to detect counterfeit medicines

Global Pharma Health Fund (GPHF), a charitable initiative funded by Merck, which fights counterfeit medicines, has donated a mobile compact laboratory to the Botswana Health Ministry in Gaborone to help detect counterfeit medicines...

24 Nov 2015 15:19

Wound care product reduces costs, time

A new wound care product, 1 Primary Wound Dressing (1PWD), reduces the time spent on wound care and the costs associated with these procedures...

20 Nov 2015 12:32

Exhibition showcases Dutch-South African partnerships

Martijn van Dam visited the Garden of the Future, marking the largest Dutch trade...

19 Nov 2015 13:04

Winning entrepreneur to set up mobile X-ray service

Budding entrepreneur, Lebohang Selloane has been named the winner of the 2015 Business Partners /SME Toolkit Global Entrepreneurship Week's Business Plan Competition for Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs...

18 Nov 2015 11:32

Misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance is worldwide

WHO launched a global campaign, 'Antibiotics: Handle with care', during the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 16-22 November 2015. Its new multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance...

18 Nov 2015 15:09

Vaccine vital to prevent shingles, post-herpetic neuralgia

Approximately 95% of adults are at risk of developing the 'big brother' of chickenpox, which is shingles or its painful companion, post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN)...

18 Nov 2015 13:58

Project Breastmilk Santa encourages moms to donate breastmilk

The South African Breastmilk Reserve has launched a Festive Season initiative: Project Breastmilk Santa, which encourages mothers to get into the spirit of giving by donating surplus breastmilk to premature babies in neonatal intensive care units at hospitals around the country...

18 Nov 2015 17:35

Alzheimer's disease starts earlier in women

Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a disease that starts much earlier in women than supposed but is only diagnosed much later. It is associated with the elderly and is almost never diagnosed in young women and rarely in middle age women.

17 Nov 2015 17:01

BI and analytics a priority for healthcare providers

According to a new study conducted by HIMSS Analytics on behalf of Qlik, organisations are leveraging healthcare data to drive efficiencies in care delivery...

17 Nov 2015 10:21

IT can revolutionise SA's healthcare service delivery

Although access to quality healthcare is considered a basic human right, the South African healthcare sector is facing numerous challenges that impede the delivery...

By Johann Joubert 16 Nov 2015 09:22

Small donations can make a huge difference

Although generosity and giving in South Africa might not always be 'formal philanthropy', a 2005 study showed that 93% of South African respondents give either their time, money or in-kind contributions. If charity begins at home, then South Africans are giving enormous and incredibly generous amounts...

13 Nov 2015 06:00

Checking for skin cancer

With Christmas holidays just around the corner, people need to know how to protect their skin, as well as how to look out for the signs of melanoma...

12 Nov 2015 11:29

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