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New documentary features junior doctors' working conditions in SA

A new documentary, Doc-U-Mentally - last doctors standing' covers the gruelling pressures that more than 5,000 junior South African doctors face in their working conditions.

1 day ago

Engage with government at eHealthALIVE2016

There's just a week to go before eHealthALIVE2016 kicks off at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg between 6 and 7 September...

1 day ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: Cerebos launches Lite Salt in line with Be Salt Wise campaign

Cerebos has launched Cerebos Lite Salt, which contains 65% sodium chloride with 35% potassium chloride, a salt alternative that will allow consumers to make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their salt intake...

2 days ago

PPPs the best cure for infectious diseases

The best way of tackling infectious diseases is for big business and academia to formulate treatment and prevention strategies...

2 days ago

IBM Research opens second lab on African continent

IBM Research has opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations...

26 Aug 2016

Fewer insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

A new insulin co-formulation will simplify the treatment of type 2 diabetes...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2016

Deloitte: sugar tax start-up date unrealistic

Implementing the sugar tax next year may be difficult as the supporting framework might not be ready...

26 Aug 2016

Increasing accessibility to medicine in Africa

An initiative aimed at creating sustainable approaches to improving access to medicine has been introduced in Kenya...

26 Aug 2016

SA students win award for nutritious version of Nutella

A nutritious version of Nutella has earned six Stellenbosch University food science students second place in the International Union of Food Science and Technology's (IUFoST) Food Science Students Fighting Hunger product development competition...

By Wendy Knowler 25 Aug 2016

Doctors Without Borders to host fundraising event in Joburg

International organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) brings medical care and hope to millions of refugees, and to people displaced in their home countries during conflict and crises...

25 Aug 2016

WHO revises yellow fever dosages

As yellow fever spreads through the DRC, new measures will ensure more people are immunised...

By Lyndal Rowlands 25 Aug 2016

Sizwe gets an A+

Sizwe Medical Fund has been assigned a national scale claims paying rating of A+(ZA) with a Stable outlook...

24 Aug 2016

No sugar coating on SAIPA's view of SSB tax

Just when both sides are getting all hot and bothered about sugar tax, the number crunchers step in to give their view...

23 Aug 2016

Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/AIDS was 15 years ago

Adequate nutrition is still a massive global problem despite research showing that it contributes significantly to both the economic and health benefits of a country...

By David Sanders 23 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Healing hands...and feet

When she's not caring for her patients or teaching future doctors, Dr Karin Baatjes is running to raise funds for prostheses for breast cancer survivors...

By Nicci Botha 23 Aug 2016

Establishment of Cochrane Nutrition Field in South Africa

The Cochrane Nutrition Field has been established under the leadership of Cochrane SA, the SAMRC, and the CEBHC, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, along with international partners...

22 Aug 2016

Pfizer nears agreement to buy Medivation for USD14bn: reports

NEW YORK, USA: US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is nearing a deal to buy US biotech firm Medivation, which specializes in cancer treatments, for nearly $14-billion, US media reported...

22 Aug 2016

Dundee research explains drug resistance in ovarian cancer

Scientists in Dundee have uncovered important information about how ovarian cancer becomes resistant to certain treatments, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer...

19 Aug 2016

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