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SA's itch finally gets scratched

The genetic mutation responsible for a rare skin disease, colloquially know as Oudtshoorn skin, has been found after a 40-year search at Wits University...

12 May 2017

Hand hygiene helps prevent antimicrobial-resistant infections

One out of 10 of patients gets an infection in hospital, and up to 32% of surgical patients get a post-operative infection, more than half of these are antibiotic resistant...

5 May 2017

Bayer develops new insecticide mixture useful for malaria control

Bayer CropScience, in its mission for delivering 'Science For A Better Life', submitted a dossier to the WHOPES for the evaluation of a new two-way insecticide mixture...

5 Nov 2015

Foot-and-mouth eats up farming

Agriculture in this country faces economic obliteration by a "bio-security threat" if steps are not taken to eradicate a fast-spreading animal disease that has already cost the country R15 billion over the past three years...

14 Jan 2015

[INFOGRAPHIC]: 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Wesgro, the official investment and trade promotion agency for the Western Cape, has released an infographic providing insight into the Ebola and its relation to South Africa.

16 Oct 2014

Diabetes campaign launches on Radio 2000 with Bongi Ngema-Zuma

Radio 2000 will take a stand against diabetes on Friday 20 June 2014 between 6-10am at SABC Radio Park, Auckland Park.

19 Jun 2014

Grapevine chosen for good reason for Rare Disease Day 2014 'Jeans for Genes' awareness campaign

Rare Disease Society South Africa has appointed Grapevine Communications to handle its publicity for the Rare Disease Day (28 February) 'Jeans for Genes' awareness campaign.

Issued by Grapevine Communications 20 Feb 2014

Wits medical students excel in specialist examinations

Wits students towered head and shoulders above the rest in the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa examination held in October 2013.

9 Jan 2014

December holiday medical tips

In the excitement of packing for summer holidays, people must remember to keep the following important health tips in mind:

By Dr Jacques Snyman 23 Dec 2013

Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Awards 2013/14

Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.

15 Aug 2013

If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

Bristol researchers to help tackle the global problem of antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance has become an escalating health issue that threatens our ability to control bacterial infections. To help tackle this global health problem an international collaboration, comprising researchers from the UK and Canada, has been awarded around £4.5 million to develop new strategies for treating 'superbugs'.

28 Nov 2011

Popular colorectal cancer drug may cause permanent nerve damage

Oxaliplatin, a platinum-based anticancer drug that's made enormous headway in recent years against colorectal cancer, appears to cause nerve damage that may be permanent and worsens even months after treatment ends. The chemotherapy side effect, described by Johns Hopkins researchers in the September issue of Neurology, was discovered in what is believed to be the first effort to track oxaliplatin-based nerve damage through relatively cheap and easy punch skin biopsies.

10 Oct 2011

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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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