Conflict and its toll on child health

Sustained conflict in Africa has resulted in an estimated five-million children aged under five losing their lives to violence between 1995 and 2015...

7 Sep 2018

Genetic variation in progesterone receptor tied to prematurity risk

A key hormone receptor evolved quickly as our early humans migrated from Africa, producing localised gene changes that may affect modern women's risk of preterm birth...

By Erin Digitale 16 Jul 2018

Wits joins network to expand paediatric care in Africa

There's a critical shortage of child-health providers in Africa...

6 Jun 2018

David Grier already halfway and might be first person to run The Great Wall of China in both directions

David Grier and Andrew Stuart have passed the halfway mark of their 4,200km journey across the Great Wall of China to create awareness for the Ignite Hope initiative...

Issued by Cipla 21 May 2018

Cipla Foundation's David Grier takes on the Great Wall of China - again

Extreme explorer, Cipla Foundation trustee and ambassador, David Grier, embarked on 28 March to run the full length of the Great Wall of China to create awareness for the Ignite Hope initiative...

Issued by Cipla 10 Apr 2018

Importance of managing cow's milk allergies in infants

The management of cow's milk allergy in infants needs to be a long-term strategy given the risk of poor nutrition and reduced quality of life...

Issued by Cipla 26 Jan 2018

Catching undescended testes early reduces risk of cancer

Undescended testes affects almost 4% of all newborn males, and is about 30% prevalent in premature babies. ..

19 Oct 2017

NPO raises over R6m for lactation unit, breast milk bank at Soweto hospital

Surgeons For Little Lives has launched its second big project - to build a lactation unit and breast milk bank at Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital...

20 Sep 2017

Boy, 5, gets a mechanical heart

A five-year-old KwaZulu-Natal boy has become the youngest person in Africa to receive a mechanical heart implantation...

By Aron Hyman 3 Aug 2017

Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa...

20 May 2017

Importance of sleep and reasons why kids require a good night's sleep

Sleep is very essential for every living being especially children, as they spend nearly forty percent of the childhood sleeping. It impacts their mental as well as physical development...

Issued by Docs.Zone 31 Mar 2017

HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex

Part of the reason Dr Kenneth Alexander visited South Africa is to figure out how the country went about successfully implementing an HPV vaccine programme...

By Nicci Botha 13 Mar 2017

Schemes battle doctor group at tribunal

Sama and the CMS are to square off at the Competition Tribunal in their long-running row over how specialists bill patients...

By Tamar Kahn 14 Feb 2017

Bonitas introduces first dedicated toddlers health advice line

Bonitas Medical Fund's Babyline offers its members help from professionals, as you take the necessary baby steps along the path of looking after the health of your toddler, up to the age of three...

Issued by Bonitas 30 Jan 2017

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