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Researchers try to make sure herpes does not find a home
Researchers try to make sure herpes does not find a home

The immune system is great at making sure infections such as the herpes virus do not repeatedly infect a person, a condition known as a superinfection. Yet how the immune system combats superinfection is not well understood.

By Bill Hathaway 2 Sep 2014 16:08

Clinical trials rely on speedy, reliable deliveries

The success of clinical trials is dependent on express delivery and collection of biological samples. Any delay in collecting samples and getting them to their destination may have huge implications and, in some cases, patients need to be retested altogether.

By Shane de Beer 2 Sep 2014 15:41

Sabotage as therapy - aiming lupus antibodies at vulnerable cancer cells
Sabotage as therapy - aiming lupus antibodies at vulnerable cancer cells

Yale Cancer Center researchers may have discovered a new way of harnessing lupus antibodies to sabotage cancer cells made vulnerable by deficient DNA repair.

By Vicky Agnew 1 Sep 2014 15:58

Insurance schemes hurt medical aids
Insurance schemes hurt medical aids

Medical aid cover could become far more expensive, Wits Professor and Health Economist Alex van den Heever warned at the Board of Healthcare Funders' conference in Durban.

29 Aug 2014 10:24

Adcock Ingram bleeding money
Adcock Ingram bleeding money

Drug maker Adcock Ingram reported a headline loss per share of 179.5c for the nine months to June from headline earnings of 271.7c in the prior period.

29 Aug 2014 06:27

Hay fever season could peak following wet winter
Hay fever season could peak following wet winter

This year's exceptionally wet winter season could spawn an explosion of plant and grass growth spelling trouble for hay fever sufferers this spring.

By Mariska van Aswegen 29 Aug 2014 15:54

Intellectual disability should not mean physical inactivity
Intellectual disability should not mean physical inactivity

There is strong evidence that people with intellectual disabilities can benefit significantly from regular physical activity. This is important, as owing to the almost complete lack of opportunities for physical exercise, many find themselves in precarious health circumstances, living sedentary lives and battling obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

29 Aug 2014 15:32

Western Cape government adds Mxit to its mix
Western Cape government adds Mxit to its mix

The Western Cape government has collaborated with Mxit to deliver multiple mobile social network ad campaigns...

28 Aug 2014 12:09

Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet
Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet

Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18% lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.

28 Aug 2014 14:33

Leana Engelbrecht
High Court rejects Netcare's application

The High Court, on 22 August 2014, released its judgment in respect of the on-going conflict of interest dispute between Netcare Hospital (Pty) Ltd, KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd and the Competition Commission.

By Leana Engelbrecht 27 Aug 2014 07:48

Psychology Festival of Learning in Cape Town, Joburg
Psychology Festival of Learning in Cape Town, Joburg

The Psychology Festival of Learning takes place this year in both Cape Town, on 2-3 September 2014, and in Johannesburg on 4 September.

26 Aug 2014 11:26

Regular screenings provide early warnings
Regular screenings provide early warnings

Women's Month is a good time to check your medical scheme's preventative benefits, as the early detection of serious medical conditions helps members stay healthy.

By Andrew Edwards 26 Aug 2014 15:37

National Pharmacy Week - highlighting use, abuse of antibiotics
National Pharmacy Week - highlighting use, abuse of antibiotics

This National Pharmacy Week, 1-8 September 2014, the spotlight is on the importance of antibiotics and their correct application.

25 Aug 2014 09:46

SMS service for pregnant women
SMS service for pregnant women

A new cellphone application, MomConnect, allows all pregnant women in the country to sign up for a free SMS service, which provides information and advice on pregnancy, and can be used to notify the Department of Health about poor services at clinics.

22 Aug 2014 09:24

BHF conference to explore affordability
BHF conference to explore affordability

The annual Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) Southern African Conference will take place from 24-27 August 2014 at the ICC in Durban.

22 Aug 2014 14:01

Free screenings to raise awareness of kidney disease
Free screenings to raise awareness of kidney disease

To improve the understanding of kidney disease and its consequences, National Renal Care (NRC) Sedibeng is hosting a health awareness day on Tuesday 2 September 2014...

22 Aug 2014 15:50

Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014
Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014

Last week saw the convergence of leaders in various industries at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town for the Growth, Innovation and Leadership Conference hosted by Frost & Sullivan.

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Aug 2014 10:06

Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems
Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems

President Jacob Zuma has told Ministers, Premiers and Mayors, who are part of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC), that they must jointly develop a problem-solving culture and fix infrastructure problems facing South Africa.

21 Aug 2014 07:15

Registering drugs once could halve cost of medication
Registering drugs once could halve cost of medication

The International Generic Drug Regulators Pilot (IGDRP) is promoting the movement to permit pharmaceutical companies to register a product only once in the country of their choice, in order to market it elsewhere in the world.

21 Aug 2014 16:09

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