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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

Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb

Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a first-of-its kind research study by Yale School of Medicine researchers...

By Karen N. Peart 12 Jan 2017

The global and South African need for ECD centres

Investing in Early Childhood Development (ECD) will set children up for emotional, physical and cognitive achievement. The question is, to what extent has the world and, more specifically, South Africa invested in ECD?...

Issued by Cipla 13 Sep 2016

Study shows how Zika infects the placenta

In a new study, Yale researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas...

By Ziba Kashef 19 Aug 2016

Sea Harvest to continue investing in Red Cross Children's Hospital

After the unveiling of phase one of the new ICU at the Red Cross Children's Hospital, Sea Harvest has announced that it will continue its Kids for Kids project...

8 Aug 2016

New paediatric facility for Bara

The Gauteng department of health, GlaxoSmithKline and Surgeons for Little Lives.will be building a world-class paediatric surgery outpatient clinic including a parental sleep-over facility...

23 Jun 2016

South32 hands over children's ward at Sebokeng

Diversified metals and mining company South32 officially handed over a children's ward at Sebokeng Hospital, south of Johannesburg...

7 Apr 2016

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International

Huge medical advertising and marketing mistakes

Whenever talking about medical advertising and marketing the big problems rely in creating an ethical campaign and getting the desired results. This may seem to be really simple but various different mistakes appear because a campaign in this industry needs to be approached from other angles than those we may be used to. Let's discuss some of the really common mistakes so we can get the results we are after.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 hours ago

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

To ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, a stronger global effort including larger investments and improved surveillance measures are needed, according to FAO Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo. Semedo was speaking at a United Nations General Assembly side event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

26 Sep 2017

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