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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

Take it easy this World Heart Day

On World Heart Day South Africans need to slow down and breathe deeply, as they face their pet peeves every day. According to a survey conducted by heart and stroke treatment provider...

25 Sep 2015

What does heart disease mean for your insurance?

Hollard Life's claims statistics show that heart disease is also affecting younger people than ever before...

17 Sep 2015

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International

Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the country's Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

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