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General Electric seeks new sectors in SA
General Electric seeks new sectors in SA

General Electric (GE)‚ which is supplying a total of 376 locomotives to Transnet‚ is looking for opportunities in other sectors in SA‚ including healthcare and energy.

By Nick Hedley 30 Sep 2014 11:59

Visit Africa Mercy Ship at V&A Waterfront in October
Visit Africa Mercy Ship at V&A Waterfront in October

Africa Mercy, part of the Mercy Ships fleet and the world's largest civilian hospital ship, will dock at the V&A Waterfront for two weeks, with public open days from 10-12 October 2014. The ship is on its way to Madagascar for its next field service.

30 Sep 2014 15:44

Charles Mburugu
Guidelines for successful medical writing

In this day and age, health issues have become a major concern for many individuals all over the world. People are always looking for all kinds of information from both medical and non-medical publications. Due to the huge demand for health-related content, medical writing has become a very lucrative venture. Anyone with good writing skills can succeed in this field, even with little or no medical training.

By Charles Mburugu 30 Sep 2014 09:36

Healthy environments produce healthy mind sets
Healthy environments produce healthy mind sets

In celebration of World Heart Day on 29 September 2014, the Heart and Stroke Foundation SA (HSF), in partnership with the World Heart Federation, is putting the spotlight on creating heart-healthy environments, enabling people to make positive changes that can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.

29 Sep 2014 08:53

State asks private companies to donate to an Ebola fund
State asks private companies to donate to an Ebola fund

The Department of Health has appealed to the country's private sector to donate to the Ebola Response Fund to assist the countries affected by the virus.

26 Sep 2014 08:26

Serendipity and Prof David Salant's odyssey to find a human autoantigen
Serendipity and Prof David Salant's odyssey to find a human autoantigen

Internationally acclaimed expert, Professor David Salant, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology at Boston University Medical Center, delivered the AJ Orenstein Memorial Lecture at Wits University's Faculty of Health Sciences earlier this month. The lecture was a homecoming for Salant, having graduated from Wits Medical School in 1969.

26 Sep 2014 16:16

Health campaign communicates to women in fitting rooms
Health campaign communicates to women in fitting rooms

To reach its target audience of women in the Western Cape over 15 years of age, the provincial department of health used Primedia Unlimited's Fitting Exposure and mobile to message its target of a 75% reduction in the maternal death rate by 2015...

25 Sep 2014 08:58

State will assist families identify remains of Lagos deaths
State will assist families identify remains of Lagos deaths

Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, has assured South Africans that government will help families to repatriate mortal remains of those citizens, who died in Lagos.

25 Sep 2014 06:52

Identifying risk factors in cervical cancer
Identifying risk factors in cervical cancer

September is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder that it is the most frequent type of cancer and the leading cancer-related cause of death for South African women aged 15-44. The disease is second only to breast cancer in frequency, with 1/35 women diagnosed.

25 Sep 2014 10:15

Nigerian church survivors return to Swartkops
Nigerian church survivors return to Swartkops

The 25 South Africans who were injured when a building at the Synagogue Church of all Nations in Nigeria collapsed, have arrived back in South Africa.

23 Sep 2014 07:56

Paardevlei Specialist Medical Centre to open in October
Paardevlei Specialist Medical Centre to open in October

Somerset West is to have two new medical facilities - a fully-fledged acute hospital, which is being developed by Busamed, an NEF public-funded company and the Paardevlei Specialist Medical Centre, a private day hospital and ophthalmic clinic.

23 Sep 2014 15:56

Latest COHSASA accreditations - COHSASA
Latest COHSASA accreditations

The following hospitals and healthcare facilities have been awarded COHSASA accreditation, meaning they've entered a quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and have met, internationally recognised standards...

Issued by COHSASA 23 Sep 2014 12:20

Reversing the effects of pulmonary fibrosis with a microRNA mimic
Reversing the effects of pulmonary fibrosis with a microRNA mimic

Yale University researchers are studying a potential new treatment that reverses the effects of pulmonary fibrosis, a respiratory disease in which scars develop in the lungs and severely hamper breathing.

By Jim Shelton 23 Sep 2014 17:15

Oestrogen helps calm stressed cells, Yale researchers find
Oestrogen helps calm stressed cells, Yale researchers find

Stress is as bad for cells as it is for people, but scientists have had a hard time devising ways to study its effects on cells without killing them.

By Bill Hathaway 23 Sep 2014 16:59

Study for genetic eye conditions seeks candidates
Study for genetic eye conditions seeks candidates

Several Eastern Cape families have been identified as part of a genetics study into eye conditions that cause progressive loss of sight, Retina South Africa's Gail Cillié said.

By Estelle Ellis 23 Sep 2014 16:36

Vitafoods Africa conference to address ACA, CPA issues
Vitafoods Africa conference to address ACA, CPA issues

The Vitafoods Africa conference will be held from 1-3 October 2014 at The Forum, The Campus, Bryanston, Johannesburg. It is Africa's only nutraceutical event for complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), dietary supplements and functional food industries.

22 Sep 2014 15:11

South Africans worry about frown lines
South Africans worry about frown lines

New research from Allergan confirms frown lines are South Africans' number one worry about their appearance and supports an on-going need to provide high quality consumer education and international standard physician training.

19 Sep 2014 16:07

Dementia Speaking Book to launch on World Alzheimer's Day
Dementia Speaking Book to launch on World Alzheimer's Day

Dementia SA is launching what is claimed to be the world's first Dementia Speaking Book, "Making Memories Matter" on 21 September 2014, World Alzheimer's Day.

19 Sep 2014 17:04

SA search and rescue team sent to Lagos
SA search and rescue team sent to Lagos

Government has dispatched a search and rescue team to Lagos to assist in the recovery of the remains of South Africans that were killed when a building collapsed in Nigeria, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

18 Sep 2014 09:10

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