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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

Zika virus linked to stillbirth, other symptoms in Brazil

In January, a pregnant Brazilian woman infected with the Zika virus had a stillborn baby who had signs of severe tissue swelling as well as central nervous system defects that caused near-complete loss of brain tissue...

By Michael Greenwood 1 Mar 2016

Pneumonia kills more children than HIV/AIDS, diarrhoea, malaria combined

'Every Breath Counts' is a new UNICEF campaign to raise awareness of the global burden of pneumonia, targeting world leaders and policy makers...

2 Feb 2016

SA's toddlers - a Ritalin generation?

Wanting South Africa to avoid the epidemic of psychotropic drug abuse of children, as seen in the US, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) has launched a campaign to inform South African parents and teachers about prescribed psychotropic drug risks in children.

2 Feb 2016

ADHD presents differently in boys, girls - identifying signs

An overlooked factor that can greatly affect a child's performance in the classroom (and outside) is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)...

1 Feb 2016

Malnutrition linked to poor academic performance

From early foetal life into adulthood, a large number of South African children experience poor nutrition in their daily lives...

27 Jan 2016

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