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Study: Teaching hospital patients less likely to die

An American study shows that patients admitted to major teaching hospitals are less likely to die...

2 Jun 2017

Good or bad, medical research funders promise to publish clinical trial results

About 50% of clinical trials go unreported, according to several studies, often because the results are negative...

31 May 2017

SA signs innovation agreement with Novartis

A high-level MoU on medical research and development has been signed between the SAMRC, the DST and Novartis...

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2017

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

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

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

The new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world to track and control mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus...

10 May 2017

What elephants teach us about cancer prevention

The surprising cancer resistance found in larger, long-lived animals, like elephants, has become known as Peto's Paradox...

By Joshua Schiffman and Lisa Abegglen 8 May 2017

Nursing profession driving change through research and technological developments

Not only has the focus on research resulted in increased competence within the nursing group but with the world becoming digital, the rapid introduction of educational technology means that our nurses are empowered...

By Dr Sharon Vasuthevan 8 May 2017

Nick Walker's master plan to cure HIV

Last year's SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge winner, Nick Walker, chats about his stem cell bank concept that could cure HIV...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Affordable rotavirus vaccine proves effective in trial

A study has found a new vaccine for rotavirus be 66.7% effective in preventing the severe gastroenteritis caused by the virus...

31 Mar 2017

WHO's antibiotic-resistant pathogen list designed to encourage R&D

The first-ever list of antibiotic-resistant pathogens has been drawn up by the WHO, in a bid to guide and promote the R&D of new antibiotics...

16 Mar 2017

R600m deal to develop theranostics cancer treatment

A R600m private public partnership will bring a new South African cancer diagnosis and treatment tool to the market...

14 Mar 2017

Vaccine 90-100% effective against HPV

According to the WHO, by the end of 2014, the HPV vaccine was available in 63 countries, including South Africa...

1 Mar 2017

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International

#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France.

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies, where Y&R SA did SA proud!

17 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlists have been released, with SA seeing entries from two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017!

17 Jun 2017

Westin shines a light for early morning joggers with Gear Lending programme

Westin Hotels & Resorts, in celebration of Global Running Day (7 June 2017), announced an addition to the brand's Gear Lending programme - offering guests access to New Balance shoes and workout apparel during their stay - which will see reflective wristbands and light-up sneaker clips included in the offering, allowing guests to pack light, stay fit, and now, rise earlier.

5 Jun 2017

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