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Government needs innovation for service delivery
Government needs innovation for service delivery

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly and delivering its services.

20 Aug 2014 07:22

Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations
Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations

The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country

20 Aug 2014 07:03

A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinks
A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinks

A 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut the number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million, saving lives and money, local research has found.

20 Aug 2014 11:21

Precautions for travellers going to Ebola areas
Precautions for travellers going to Ebola areas

Ebola outbreaks have only occurred in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria, with the death toll continuing to rise but the media has given considerable attention to this recent outbreak, leading to a build-up of panic in Africa and beyond the continent's borders.

19 Aug 2014 15:35

Augmented Reality is shaping the future of dentistry
Augmented Reality is shaping the future of dentistry

Clinical dentistry is a complex area of medical practice. Dentists need to have exceptional problem-solving abilities in order to combine the information obtained from patients and their experience for proper diagnosis. Now, identifying specific dental ailments and conducting surgeries turns out to be extremely challenging for dentists. This is where Augmented Reality can add value into their practice.

By Sandeep Agrawal 19 Aug 2014 16:39

Could Africa become like China?
Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014 11:50

SA's Ebola fears but no confirmed cases
SA's Ebola fears but no confirmed cases

The Ministry of Health and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says the male patient admitted to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg, has tested negative for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

19 Aug 2014 08:20

High percentage of South Africans work when sick
High percentage of South Africans work when sick

A countrywide survey, conducted by Pharma Dynamics, that polled 1900 working people about this year's colds and flu season found 85% go to work when sick, even though 90% of their colleagues would avoid them.

18 Aug 2014 15:48

False alarm of Ebola virus in SA
False alarm of Ebola virus in SA

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has dismissed claims that the Ebola Virus Disease has arrived in South Africa.

15 Aug 2014 07:33

Magnesium deficiency high in South Africa
Magnesium deficiency high in South Africa

Magnesium deficiency is widespread in the industrialised world, with 75% of the population at to a multitude of serious health issues. Statistics from the WHO show that South Africans are consuming only half the RDA of magnesium required.

14 Aug 2014 15:30

Doctor fights to work in SA
Doctor fights to work in SA

British doctor Mark Stevens wrote to the Health Professions Council of SA in 2009 asking how he could register to work as a gynaecologist in South Africa.

14 Aug 2014 05:32

South African consumer rights under threat
South African consumer rights under threat

The prohibition of alcohol advertising and raising the age limit for alcohol sales to 21 is an infringement of consumers' rights to choose their own lifestyle...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2014 08:03

Call for applications for $1-million Healthcare Innovation Award
Call for applications for $1-million Healthcare Innovation Award

GSK and Save the Children $1-million Healthcare Innovation Award continues to call for life-saving ideas for newborns and under-fives, as it has found that local ideas attract interest and support from national governments in developing countries. Entries close on 25 August 2014 at 11.59pm (GMT). Winners will be announced in December 2014.

13 Aug 2014 15:09

Ships pose bigger risk of 'importing' Ebola than airports
Ships pose bigger risk of 'importing' Ebola than airports

Ships arriving from West Africa pose a bigger threat of importing Ebola cases than flights into Cape Town International Airport from those countries according to SA's health authorities.

12 Aug 2014 05:08

'Seductive Nutrition' campaign gains traction
'Seductive Nutrition' campaign gains traction

Seductive Nutrition is a succesful initiative from Unilever Food Solutions, following a study in 10 countries where 5,000 respondents were presented with the same healthy dish described on two menus...

12 Aug 2014 11:29

Ascendis Health acquires six products from Arctic Healthcare
Ascendis Health acquires six products from Arctic Healthcare

Ascendis Health has acquired six leading products from Arctic Healthcare, in a deal valued at R151 million. These are Chela-Fer, Menacal7, Chela-Preg, Chela-Mag, Osteoflex and Supa Chewz.

12 Aug 2014 14:48

Creating better office spaces to reduce absenteeism
Creating better office spaces to reduce absenteeism

As employee absenteeism costs the South African economy between R12- to 16-billion annually, businesses need to understand, monitor and actively intervene on some of the causes of this, as there is a clear link between employee health, productivity and absenteeism.

12 Aug 2014 15:40

Thermal cameras could spot disease carriers at borders
Thermal cameras could spot disease carriers at borders

As the costs of thermal imaging cameras comes down, their usage extends to other applications than security, such as detecting fevers at border crossings and providing a safer method for screening patients for breast cancer, instead of less comfortable methods that expose patients to radiation such as mammography.

12 Aug 2014 15:17

Ebola outbreak showing swift spread but low mortality rate
Ebola outbreak showing swift spread but low mortality rate

The Frost & Sullivan healthcare program manager, Dr Etienne van Wyk, in commenting about the current outbreak of Ebola, states that the current strain of the virus is the Zaire strain, which is the most dangerous and usually associated with 90% mortality rate. However, this outbreak only has a mortality rate of less than 60% percent. Reports are that 1600 have been infected and only 900 have died.

8 Aug 2014 16:32

Free breast cancer screening at Pretoria Station
Free breast cancer screening at Pretoria Station

Commuters boarding trains and taxis at the Pretoria Station will now have free access to breast cancer screening, thanks to the opening of Hello Clinic at the station.

8 Aug 2014 08:11

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