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Cutting-edge radio-surgical technology arrives in SA

"The technology delivers powerful doses of precision-targeted radiation that acts as a surgeon's ‘scalpel'. This greatly reduces many of the risks associated with traditional cranial surgery."

9 May 2017

New medicines law will change rules on medical devices

When the amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act become operational, there will be significant changes to the existing regulatory regime...

27 Mar 2017

Healthcare monitoring takes to the cloud

The increased complexity and cost of medical devices means that maintenance and servicing of medical equipment places a large burden on the health system...

4 Nov 2016

DHL discusses delivering healthcare to Africa

DHL's 6th annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference saw over 125 healthcare professionals and logistics experts come together to discuss 'Delivering Healthcare to Africa'...

25 Oct 2016

Wound care product reduces costs, time

A new wound care product, 1 Primary Wound Dressing (1PWD), reduces the time spent on wound care and the costs associated with these procedures...

20 Nov 2015

New technologies could bring down healthcare costs

Speakers recently hosted at the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) conference held in Cape Town, indicated that new technologies...

2 Oct 2015

3M South Africa launches several intravenous dressings for paediatric patients

3M South Africa has launched several intravenous (IV) dressings specifically designed for paediatric patients requiring IV access in hospitals...

3 Aug 2015

PrePex price reduction for Africa a great prospect

Circ MedTech Ltd., developer and manufacturer of the PrePex male circumcision device have announced that it will offer the device at a reduced price for Sub-Saharan African VMMC priority countries...

28 May 2015

Google teams with J&J on robotic surgery

NEW YORK CITY, US: US health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced plans to collaborate with Google on surgical robotics...

31 Mar 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

Opportunities for interventional cardiac devices in emerging countries

A new report from Frost & Sullivan indicates that India, China and other emerging markets offer key prospects for interventional cardiac device manufacturers and current manufacturers must expand capabilities and capacity through strategic partnerships in order to fulfil demand.

3 Oct 2014

Royal Philips launches EmboGuide

Philips has expanded its interventional oncology portfolio with EmboGuide to see, reach, and treat tumour lesions.

4 Jul 2014

Doctors blame province for equipment shortages

A total of R53m of the R80m budget for equipment for the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital was not spent in the 2013/14 financial year.

20 Jun 2014

New technology in limb lengthening reaches Africa

The first intramedullary nail implant surgery in Africa, to lengthen a leg, was performed by orthopaedic surgeons Drs Franz Birkholtz and Phillip de Lange at the Walk-A-Mile Centre based at Netcare Unitas Hospital in Centurion.

31 May 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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