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SA needs to do more to curb drug-resistant TB strains

TB accounted for more than 33,000 deaths in South Africa in 2015, and averaged over 7% of all deaths from 2013 to 2015.

24 Mar 2017

TB urine test gives quicker results in HIV patients

An inexpensive urine test provided more TB diagnoses among hospitalised HIV patients than rapid sputum-based tests...

24 Mar 2017

Animal studies give a clearer picture of TB

Studying TB in animals provides valuable insight to the biological mechanisms causing the disease in both wildlife and humans.

24 Mar 2017

SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free

A deal brokered with the health department guarantees free access to a new TB drug, but for how long?

By JOAN VAN DYK 15 Mar 2017

World Bank project gets stuck into occupation-related TB

An initiative to heighten access to TB-related services and information among affected mining communities is currently being undertaken by the World Bank...

12 Oct 2016

Treatment doe not kill TB completely

A new study has found evidence that the bacteria causing TB can still be found in the lungs after treatment...

16 Sep 2016

New unit makes TB treatment safer for children

A new research unit geared towards making TB drugs safe and accessible for children recently opened its doors at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital...

14 Jul 2016

Prisons benefit from mobile TB testing

South Africa has the third highest TB rate in the world, and the prevalence in prisons has been estimated as three to seven times higher...

11 Jul 2016

SU scientists develop a TB rapid screening test

A point-of-care rapid diagnostic test for TB has been developed by a multinational team of scientists led by researchers at Stellenbosch University...

16 May 2016

#TBDay: Exercise essential, but with care

TB is one of the most difficult diseases to treat successfully, and patients' rehabilitation can be a long, complex process involving medication, diet and exercise...

24 Mar 2016

#TBDay: Pharmacists join the TB fight

Pharmacists are preparing the roll-out of out a joint TB screening and treatment initiative as part of the USAID TB Care II programme...

24 Mar 2016

#TBDay: Kruger lions threatened by TB

Humans are not the only species affected by tuberculosis (TB) - two of South Africa's popular 'Big Five' are also threatened by the disease...

24 Mar 2016

#TBDay: Keeping TB on the nation's health radar

TB remains the number two killer disease worldwide...

24 Mar 2016

New campaign launches for TB month, with free tune, video

TB awareness month is honoured throughout March and this year sees the launch of the new campaign 'Haybo Wena! (Hey You!) Use Your Elbow'...

29 Feb 2016

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International

#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France.

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies, where Y&R SA did SA proud!

17 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlists have been released, with SA seeing entries from two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017!

17 Jun 2017

Westin shines a light for early morning joggers with Gear Lending programme

Westin Hotels & Resorts, in celebration of Global Running Day (7 June 2017), announced an addition to the brand's Gear Lending programme - offering guests access to New Balance shoes and workout apparel during their stay - which will see reflective wristbands and light-up sneaker clips included in the offering, allowing guests to pack light, stay fit, and now, rise earlier.

5 Jun 2017

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