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SA increasingly marketed as top medical tourism destination

Although South Africa is renowned as a premium tourist destination and known to have world-class private medical facilities, the country has a very low key medical tourism industry...

15 May 2017

How to keep a pulse on your health

If you're a healthy adult and there's nothing to complain about, you likely have no immediate plan to go for a checkup. However, serious conditions can be diagnosed during a checkup...

9 May 2017

CVD risk evaluation tool now available online

Researchers have produced the first set of risk charts to help predict CVD events, while taking into account limited lab availability in poorer countries...

17 Mar 2017

Schemes battle doctor group at tribunal

Sama and the CMS are to square off at the Competition Tribunal in their long-running row over how specialists bill patients...

By Tamar Kahn 14 Feb 2017

Pacemaker rip-offs cost insurance firms millions

The pacemaker implanted into a healthy Durban man might not have been for the patient's wellbeing, but part of a plot to swindle insurance companies...

By Uthentira Govender and Matthew Savides 19 Dec 2016

Subcutaneous ICD comes to Africa

For patients at risk of SCA, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator is a viable treatment option,which have been shown to effectively stop 95% or more arrhythmias...

23 Nov 2016

KZN specialists benefit from advanced cardiac training

Local cardiac specialists underwent training in advanced minimally invasive catheter-based percutaneous coronary interventional (PCI) procedures in Pietermaritzburg recently...

18 Nov 2016

Algae may be the answer to world's food problems

According to the FAO, global algae production has gone from 2-million tonnes to more than...

By JP Géné 1 Sep 2016

Pulses: your way to better health

Among the many good reasons the United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses, is good health and weight loss. With a focus on the sustainable production of nutritious food...

27 Jun 2016

Basson's recusal application turned down

Cardiologist, Dr Wouter Basson's bid to have two HPCSA disciplinary committee members recused from his sentencing has been turned down...

25 Apr 2016

Insulin resistance drug benefits heart and stroke patients

A drug designed to treat insulin resistance reduced the risk in non-diabetic patients who recently suffered a stroke or heart attack, a new study shows...

By Ziba Kashef 23 Feb 2016

Trauma exacerbates physical, mental disorders

The University of Cape Town study, using data from the South African Stress and Health Study (SASH), found that exposure to trauma had a direct link to arthritis, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, chronic pain and mental illness such as anxiety...

26 Nov 2015

Strong relationship between mental illness, cardiovascular disease

Mental illness and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are major causes of health problems worldwide and locally...

27 Oct 2015

Rooibos packs powerful punch against heart disease

Rooibos is already considered one of the most powerful superfoods on the market today and according to research...

30 Sep 2015

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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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