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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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AfintaPart donates R200,000 in car seats

Leading Midas-owned truck parts distributor, AfintaPart, has donated 150 booster car seats to the Wheel Well store, a road safety NPO, in Brightwater Commons Shopping Centre, Randburg. The donation is equal to R200,000.

17 Apr 2014 09:48

Minister orders an end to wards for the rich

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has instructed the Gauteng health department to open its controversial private wards at four state hospitals to all members of the public.

By Prega Govender and Monica Laganparsad 15 Apr 2014 05:19

Type 2 diabetes growing amongst elderly

Research by the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes has shown that among the elder generation (over 65), type 2 diabetes is a growing problem, with 28.7% of the elderly population being affected and the numbers growing every year.

Issued by Lion's Wing 15 Apr 2014 15:28

New finding suggests a way to block stress' damage

Ketamine, an anesthetic sometimes abused as a street drug, increases the synaptic connections between brain cells and in low doses acts as a powerful antidepressant, Yale researchers have found. However, stress has the opposite effect, shrinking the number of synaptic spines, triggering depression.

By Bill Hathaway 15 Apr 2014 14:19

A single switch dictates severity of epileptic seizures, Yale researchers find

A switch in the brain of people with epilepsy dictates whether their seizures will be relatively mild or lead to a dangerous and debilitating loss of consciousness, Yale researchers have found.

By Bill Hathaway 15 Apr 2014 11:53

Check allergen labels this Easter

Those with severe food allergies are advised to read food labels before tucking into Easter delights, even if it is a product which they have eaten before, since food producers can change their manufacturing processes or ingredient lists at any time.

By Mariska van Aswegen 15 Apr 2014 11:24

Advanced procedure unblocks arteries

Dr Chris Zambakides, an interventional cardiologist at Netcare Union Hospital, completed the potentially life saving procedures using the BridgePoint system for the first time in South Africa to treat completely blocked coronary arteries, or chronic total occlusions (CTOs) as they are known in medicine.

14 Apr 2014 22:13

Using surgeons to interpret mammograms

Professor Apffelstaedt, associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch and head of the Breast Clinic at Tygerberg Hospital, has published a report on the valuable role surgeons could play in mammographic screening in a resource-restricted environment.

14 Apr 2014 22:47

Call to donate PnP points to TEARS

Transform Education About Rape and Sexual Abuse (TEARS), a local NGO, is encouraging more South Africans to support it in its fight to educate the country on the damage of sexual abuse by asking for the donation of PnP points.

11 Apr 2014 11:55

More must be done to reduce HIV

Although South Africa's large scale Aids response has resulted in significant gains in treating the disease, HIV surveillance experts in South Africa have stressed the need to further expand and intensify current efforts to reduce the impact of Aids.

11 Apr 2014 08:28

Bagless vacuum cleaner tackles allergens

Allergic disorders specifically of the nose are very common in Southern Africa and affect about two out of every ten people according to the Allergy Society of South Africa. But with good technology, tackling household allergens needn't be an impossible task.

11 Apr 2014 10:25

Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 finalists

Chosen from almost 700 applications from 42 countries, the 10 finalists for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014 represent Africans' potential to address the challenges that are unique to the continent. With four from South Africa, hopes are high for a South African winner.

11 Apr 2014 17:28

Health Department to create a pregnancy register

The Department of Health is preparing to launch a pregnancy register which will ensure pregnant women in South Africa receive the support needed to ensure the healthy delivery of their babies.

9 Apr 2014 07:35

LifeStraw to combat SA water crisis

South Africa faces a severe water crisis with damming results.

8 Apr 2014 15:00

Two million children in Zambia receive antimalarial treatment

Two million treatments of Novartis paediatric antimalarial treatments are arriving in Zambia thanks to the ongoing efforts of the company in collaboration with Malaria No More's Power of One campaign. This will reduce the disease burden in Zambia, which accounts for up to 40% of infant mortality in that country.

8 Apr 2014 13:44

An ode to my mother and to the tight-lipped language of health care

I've just spent the last three and a half weeks holding exhausted vigil at my mother's bedside in a depressingly busy trauma ward at a Johannesburg hospital. Surrounded by the intrusive hiss of oxygen, the incessant bleeping of life-saving medical equipment, and the pervasive smell so typical of health care, my world closed in on itself.

By Janine Lazarus, Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 4 Apr 2014 12:55

Norton Rose Fulbright to become biggest 1st year team in BP MS 150 history

Norton Rose Fulbright will participate in the BP MS 150 annual charity bike ride on 12 to 13 April, when the global legal practice will comprise the biggest first year team in the ride's 30-year history.

4 Apr 2014 09:30

Commemorating Global Asbestos Awareness Week

Global Asbestos Awareness Week (1-7 April) works to raise awareness of asbestos-related diseases - including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer - as well as to advocate for the significant danger that asbestos exposure poses to the health of individuals and communities.

4 Apr 2014 16:08

Adcock Ingram's Louw quits

Jonathan Louw became the most high-profile casualty of the year-long battle that resulted in the Bidvest Group holding the single largest shareholding in drug maker Adcock Ingram. Louw quit as chief executive on Tuesday, 2 April 2014.

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 3 Apr 2014 08:51

Adcock Ingram appoints new CEO

The Board of Adcock Ingram has announced the appointment of Kevin Wakeford as chief executive officer, with immediate effect. Wakeford joins Adcock Ingram following more than 10 years' experience with the Bidvest Group Limited, where he led various companies within the group.

3 Apr 2014 16:45

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