#WomensMonth: Confidence and support networks are the keys to empowerment

Women's empowerment, career development and mentorship programmes a compelling narrative for companies...

2 days ago

Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Ltd (CiplaQCIL) to list on Uganda's stock exchange

Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Uganda, will soon be offering its shares to the public for the first time...

Issued by Cipla 2 days ago

How the lack of affordable vegetables is creating a billion-dollar obesity epidemic in South Africa

David Sanders, emeritus professor at the school of public health at the University of the Western Cape says that South Africans have a very high burden of ill health, much of which is related to their diet...

3 days ago

5 advantages of universal health coverage

The immense value that universal health coverage brings to a society is reflected by the fact that it is now included in the new Sustainable Development Goals...

3 days ago

Sahpra to continue supply of medicine during strike

Sahpra says it has developed contingency plans to ensure that its essential services are not disrupted during the ongoing protest action by the employees of the Department of Health...

3 days ago

SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments

South African retail sales for June 2018 grew by 2.9% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, marking the weakest pace of growth since October 2017...

15 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Teaching bedside manner

Acquiring communication skills will probably occupy an increasingly important position in the medical curriculum of Stellenbosch University (SU)...

By Jackie Pienaar-Brink 15 Aug 2018

We are guinea pigs in a worldwide experiment on microplastics

One of the main problems with plastics is that although we may only need them fleetingly - seconds in the case of microbeads in personal care products, or minutes as in plastic grocery bags - they stick around for hundreds of years...

By John Meeker 15 Aug 2018

Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancers

Frequent skin cancers due to mutations in genes responsible for repairing DNA are linked to a threefold risk of unrelated cancers...

15 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Gather the girls

Mlisska Hubert, life coach and founder of She Gathers is building a suspension bridge between women, hosting gatherings to hold communion about what it means to be a woman today...

By Mlisska Hubert 14 Aug 2018

Supra Mahumapelo's legacy? Closed clinics, drug shortages and millions in debt

Mafikeng Provincial Hospital is running on skeleton staff and two clinics in the North West province have closed their doors because of a lack of security...

By Nelisiwe Msomi 14 Aug 2018

Using IoT to solve the healthcare puzzle

Footprint Africa Business Solutions has moved from IoT development into healthcare by creating Doc-in-a-box...

13 Aug 2018

New class of drug could reduce cardiovascular risk

A new class of drugs has the potential of reducing cardiovascular risk by targeting a specific microbial pathway in the gut...

13 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: There's no plan B for Wilma Liebenberg

Wilma Liebenberg, chief executive officer of Knowledge Objects Healthcare, says an initiative as immense as NHI needs appropriate technology and real-time risk management capabilities in order to succeed...

By Nicci Botha 10 Aug 2018

Cipla South Africa grows national footprint with Mirren acquisition

Cipla Medpro has announced its plans to acquire a 100% stake in over-the-counter pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor, Mirren...

Issued by Cipla 8 Aug 2018

Tapioca starch market to exceed revenue by 2028

High in carbohydrates, and devoid of gluten, grain and nut, tapioca starch has witnessed application in the prevention of food allergies, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease...

8 Aug 2018

When disaster strikes

There are a lot of scary threats in the world - extreme weather, terrorist attacks, deadly infectious diseases, mass shootings - but if healthcare organisations plan ahead for such disasters, lives can be saved...

By Karen Feldscher 8 Aug 2018

Cancer Alliance issues pallative care for children toolkit

The Cancer Alliance has issued the third in its series of toolkits focusing on the National Policy and Strategy for Palliative Care, this time dealing with caring for children with cancer...

8 Aug 2018

How many doctors and nurses will lose their licenses over #LifeEsidimeni?

Half of the top officials responsible for the Life Esidimeni tragedy still have not been reported to their professional associations, according to information from the South African Nursing Council (Sanc)...

By Nelisiwe Msomi 7 Aug 2018

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