Micorocoil localisation in treating early-stage lung cancer

A breakthrough minimally invasive surgery technique, microcoil localisation, allows doctors to pinpoint and remove tiny nodules in early-stage lung cancer without damaging additional healthy tissue...

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Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

AI will change the face of patient care

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will change the way healthcare is managed and delivered, particularly in helping patients in tangible and life-saving ways.

13 Sep 2018

Custom designing healthcare for Africa

There is no doubt that improving access to healthcare in Africa is a massive task...

11 Sep 2018

AI: The Florence Nightingale of the 21st century?

Florence Nightingale, aka the lady with the lamp, is the recognised founder of nursing, and the first to link poor sanitary conditions and high mortality rates in hospitals...

By Simon Kos 22 Aug 2018

AI doctors and engineers are coming - but they won't be stealing high-skill jobs

Google recently successfully put its DeepMind artificial intelligence system to work recognising eye diseases...

By Leandro L. Minku and Jeremy Levesley 21 Aug 2018

Using IoT to solve the healthcare puzzle

Footprint Africa Business Solutions has moved from IoT development into healthcare by creating Doc-in-a-box...

13 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: There's no plan B for Wilma Liebenberg

Wilma Liebenberg, chief executive officer of Knowledge Objects Healthcare, says an initiative as immense as NHI needs appropriate technology and real-time risk management capabilities in order to succeed...

By Nicci Botha 10 Aug 2018

Hi-tech lung cancer lab to benefit all

If the country is to reduce its high cancer statistics, the public would have to be educated about the illness...

2 Aug 2018

Medical implant sector ripe for 3D printing disruption

Medical technology which is often expensive at the time of market entry becomes cheaper over time. But 3D printing in medicine has started to revolutionise the field...

27 Jul 2018

Solving Africa's healthcare logistics problems with AI

AI, in the form of IBM Watson, is being used to aid decision making in public health supply chains and improve patients' access to medicines...

20 Jul 2018

Cracking the cold chain challenge is key to making vaccines ubiquitous

Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives...

16 Jul 2018

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

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