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Pulses are making a comeback

Pulses are truly starting to gain the popularity they deserve. Including pulses as a staple in traditional meals provide essential nutrients for healthy and long life.

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#AfricaMonth: Botswana set to meet Aids viral suppression targets

Botswana appears to have achieved very high rates of HIV diagnosis, treatment, and viral suppression-much better than most Western nations, including the United States...

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[MultipleSclerosisMonth] Regular exercise benefits MS sufferers

Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in young adults..

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Healthcare advertising college competition winners

The Global Awards has announced the 2015 Young Globals Student Competition & Internship award winners in the only college/portfolio school competition for healthcare advertising.

29 Apr 2016

Learnings from Zika and reproductive rights in Africa

The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America is a good example of the abortion dilemma faced by under-resourced countries...

29 Apr 2016

[WorldImmunisationWeek] Every shot counts

Tapping into the popularity of football on the continent, Africa United has designed a campaign to drive communications around strengthening national immunisation programmes...

29 Apr 2016

RB & Lions Health Innovation Hack to tackle air pollution

Lions Health, RB and Save the Children have joined forces to tackle air pollution with a unique innovation hack, from 18-19 June 2016, as part of the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes...

28 Apr 2016

[WorldImmunisationWeek] Fighting HPV and cervical cancer in Africa

Despite recent progress within African countries, there are still significant opportunities provided by immunisation, particularly to help protect against HPV and cervical cancer...

28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: Riding the wearable tech wave

Inspired by the Internet of Things, Quantifi caters to the wearable tech market the sales and distribution...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2016

Skin bank eases suffering for burn victims

When it comes to burns, the famous words of Francis Bacon - "the remedy is worse the disease" - ring true...

26 Apr 2016

[World Immunisation Week] SA falls short on vaccination goals

South Africa still counts among 10 countries worldwide with the highest number of unvaccinated children...

26 Apr 2016

Basson's recusal application turned down

Cardiologist, Dr Wouter Basson's bid to have two HPCSA disciplinary committee members recused from his sentencing has been turned down...

25 Apr 2016

"Quality Champion" carries forward his mission

Jan Pienaar is what COHSASA likes to call a "Quality Champion". It means he knows what quality improvement in health is about, he knows how to implement it and he has been successful at it...

Issued by COHSASA 25 Apr 2016

[World Immunisation Week] Closing the immunisation gap

Despite the availability of effective vaccines, 1.5 million children across the world, including South Africa, die each year from preventable diseases...

25 Apr 2016

Fighting the good fight against HIV

The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) celebrates 15 years of saving lives in South Africa...

22 Apr 2016

Delivering sustainable healthcare to SA's most vulnerable

With the chronic shortage of doctors, it is no surprise that most primary healthcare services in rural areas and townships are performed by skilled nurses...

21 Apr 2016

Counting the cost of cancer

Despite advances in treatment, cancer currently remains a significant health and economic burden worldwide...

21 Apr 2016

Bottling brainwaves

Buried deep in our brains is a complex infrastructure of nerves known as the limbic system that keeps us alive on the most primal level...

20 Apr 2016

Mozambique tackles Africa's smallest killer

Malaria still causes 1,2m deaths in Africa, so a new facility aimed at eliminating the disease in Mozambique by 2020 could have long-term advantages...

20 Apr 2016

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