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The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end - here's why

The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very profession that once sustained it...

By Simon McCarthy-Jones 28 Aug 2017

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

'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

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International

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

To ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, a stronger global effort including larger investments and improved surveillance measures are needed, according to FAO Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo. Semedo was speaking at a United Nations General Assembly side event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

26 Sep 2017

Global genetic study involving different populations sheds light on glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and results in vision loss and irreversible blindness in some people. The diseases usually occur on their own but when they are caused by other conditions they are known as secondary glaucoma.

By Susan Williams, Michèle Ramsay 4 Sep 2017

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