Study: Leadless pacemakers create fewer complications

A study comparing patient outcomes for those fitted with new leadless pacemakers compared with more conventional transvenous designs has shown that the latter are successfully reducing the number of short- and mid-term complications.

9 Jul 2018

Collectable coins celebrate home-grown CT scan

The South African's Mint's 2018 South African Inventions coin series celebrates the computed tomography scan, or CT (cat) scan, a medical technology developed by South African-born Allan McLeod Cormack...

3 Jul 2018

Egyptian e-health startup ElBalto launches mobile consultation service

Egyptian startup ElBalto has launched a mobile application that provides users with easy, reliable, timely and affordable online video consultations via a network of customer-rated and licensed doctors...

By Tom Jackson 27 Jun 2018

Malaria testing device wins top prize for young Ugandan

When no less than three blood tests failed to diagnose his malaria, Brian Gitta decided to come up with a better option...

21 Jun 2018

What data can do for healthcare

The recent listeriosis outbreak is a good example of the gaps in data collection in South Africa's healthcare system...

18 Jun 2018

Students develop diagnosis app for deaf people

Cost-effective solutions to help deaf people navigate healthcare in developing countries is exactly what Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu are trying to achieve with the app they are developing...

15 Jun 2018

Customising knee implants for a better fit

Knee implants are often the remedy for osteoarthritis, but if the device does not fit properly, it can result in tissue damage, the underlying bone collapsing, the implant loosening and an increased likelihood of joint pain after an operation...

14 Jun 2018

UCT engineers design affordable, efficient auto-injector

Biomedical engineers from the Medical Devices Lab at UCT have developed a reloadable auto-injector, which will have a huge impact for end users with vials of adrenaline available for a fraction of the cost..

29 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech

Healthcare is getting increasingly high tech, and nurses in Africa are at the forefront of using innovative solutions to improve patient care...

24 May 2018

Meet the speakers thus far: 19th annual BHF Conference 17-20 June 2018

Themed "Putting the healthcare citizen first | Pushing the boundaries of the impossible", the 19th annual BHF Conference will be held at Sun City from 17-20 June...

Issued by Board of Healthcare Funders 22 May 2018

New MRI increases productivity at Rondebosch Medical Centre

Morton & Partners continues to expand its patient-centered clinical services at Rondebosch Medical Centre with the installation of its new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine...

Issued by Morton & Partners 18 May 2018

New 3D range of motion technology

Therapists and other medical professionals can now accurately measure range of motion (ROM) in patients using new locally developed technology...

18 May 2018

Kenya's iHub launches Health Meets Tech Application Challenge

Kenyan incubator iHub will hold the Health Meets Tech Application Challenge in June, aimed at creating a platform for health workers to interact with developers from the tech ecosystem to develop innovative e-health solutions...

By Tom Jackson 15 May 2018

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