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UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases

Miners in South Africa face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases, but ODMWA autopsies are declining, especially among retired mineworkers, despite the benefits...

11 May 2017

Fabry disease is treatable, so early diagnosis is critical

Fabry disease is one of more that 40 known genetic diseases referred to as lysosomal storage disorders...

4 May 2017

Royal London invests in SA insurtech to cover diabetics

UK insurer, Royal London, will be adopting a South African designed insurtech platform to extend cover to clients living with diabetes...

26 Apr 2017

Holistic treatment and management of diabetes critical

Gerhard Van Emmenis, Acting Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund, explains why a proactive and holistic approach to diabetes management is essential...

Issued by Bonitas 21 Apr 2017

NCD epidemic is detrimental to the SA's economic health

A recent Stats SA analysis of mortality found that NCDs were responsible for 55.5% of all deaths in this country during 2015...

19 Apr 2017

The Sugar Tax: implications for the cane industry, obesity and consumer behaviour

The biggest concern is that the implementation of tax on sugary beverages will have serious implications for the sugarcane industry in the medium to long term as it will cascade down the value chain...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 8 Mar 2017

Size matters when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels in check

In a new finding that could lead to fewer complications for diabetes patients, researchers have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells play a crucial role in safely maintaining blood sugar levels...

10 Feb 2017

Cipla launches revolutionary respiratory inhaler in SA

Cipla's Synchrobreathe is a state-of-the-art breath-actuated inhaler (BAI) which will bring great relief to millions of South Africans with obstructive airway diseases (OAD) such as asthma...

Issued by Cipla 18 Jan 2017

MP 'high' over dagga bill

Terminally ill patients and those with chronic pain may be one step closer to being allowed access to cannabis to treat their illnesses...

24 Nov 2016

What your dietitian wants you to know about diabetes

Considering the high incidence of diabetes it remains vitally important to continue educating South Africans and address the myths that are often associated with this lifestyle disease...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 16 Nov 2016

#WDD: SA's coloured population worst affected by diabetes

A Stellenbosch University study reveals that one in four coloured people in the Western Cape may be affected by diabetes...

14 Nov 2016

Our lifestyle is making us sick

Figures by the WHO show that within the next decade, 28m people in Africa will die from cardiovascular illness, diabetes, and other NCDs - most of which are chronic and lifestyle related...

12 Oct 2016

Sanofi, Google launch diabetes joint venture

Google and French pharmaceutical giant, Sanofi, have announced a new joint venture focused on diabetes care...

12 Sep 2016

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International

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, a new alliance between citizen science organisations and UN Environment will be launched under the name ‘Global Mosquito Alert'. Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for killing close to 2.7m people annually and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates overall mosquito-borne cases at 500m every year.

10 May 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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