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'Un-Islamic' vaping catches fire in Malaysia amid govt backlash

KUALA LUMPUR - At Malaysian e-cigarette outlet Vape Empire, customers kick back and puff out thick, aromatic clouds of vapour in funky flavours like Horny Mango and Creamy Suckerz' Banana Anna...

31 Dec 2015

China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage

The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration last week in Beijing explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged for greater health development...

30 Mar 2015

International Self-Care Day: 24 July 2014

Ask your pharmacist for advice on self-medication to help you make smart health choices.

22 Jul 2014

NAPM calls for elimination of VAT on life saving medicines

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has proposed a zero Value Added Tax (VAT) rating on medicines in its submission to the Davis Tax Committee.

21 Jul 2014

Chronic stress leads to increased risk of heart attacks and strokes

Medical treatment and a healthy balance is crucial to combat the effects.

18 Jul 2014

PIC/S explained: Safety of SA medicines

What is PIC/S, and why is it important for the quality of medicine production?

16 Jul 2014

Medicine advertising and the ASA

The ASA's claims in respect of its regulation of medicine advertising are misleading.

By Saul Aryeh Shoot 8 Jul 2014

Pfizer, NWU sign MOU for potential collaboration on pre-clinical R&D

Pfizer and North-West University have signed a MOU outlining the basis for potential scientific and technical collaborations.

3 Jul 2014

Medical technology vastly improves patient care

With technology entrenched in practically every aspect of our daily lives, it makes sense that the health industry is embracing the use of technology to improve patient safety and minimise human error.

By Janine McEwan 3 Jun 2014

An ode to my mother and to the tight-lipped language of health care

I've just spent the last three and a half weeks holding exhausted vigil at my mother's bedside in a depressingly busy trauma ward at a Johannesburg hospital. Surrounded by the intrusive hiss of oxygen, the incessant bleeping of life-saving medical equipment, and the pervasive smell so typical of health care, my world closed in on itself.

By Janine Lazarus, Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 4 Apr 2014

Regulation of supplements needed following deaths, doping charge

This week it was confirmed that Kaizer Chiefs player, Josta Dladla, tested positive for the banned stimulant, methylhexanamine, commonly known as 1.3-dimethyl or DMAA, the use of which is banned in professional sport.

17 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

Hello Doctor, there's a problem

The Health Professions Council of South Africa has issued a public warning against accessing doctors' expertise telephonically or via a mobile application.

22 Nov 2013

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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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