Healthcare Trends 2018

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More patient education needed on respiratory conditions

There is a significant need in South Africa for education around respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergic rhinitis. This according to Dr. Shaunagh Emanuel, honorary secretary of the Allergy Society of South Africa (ALLSA) with an Allergy Practice in Cape Town...

Issued by Cipla 4 hours ago

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

About 224-million people are undernourished in Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said on Monday, 19 February...

1 day ago

#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will hold

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

How well is SA's vitamins and supplements market?

Stimulated by an ageing global population and increased focus on health, wellness and preventative healthcare, there has been significant growth in the vitamins and dietary supplements market...

Issued by Insight Survey 2 days ago

After long delay, lab service starts CEO's disciplinary hearing

Almost a year after the National Health Laboratory Service's (NHLS's) board suspended its top executives for alleged corruption and maladministration, it has only just begun getting its teeth into the meat of the disciplinary action it brought against them...

By Tamar Kahn 16 Feb 2018

How Cape Town's water crisis could make people sick

Day Zero, when the four million people living in Cape Town run out of water, is becoming a real possibility...

By Bob Mash, Hassan Mahomed and Shrikant Peters 15 Feb 2018

East Cape seeks to fill 1800 posts at hospitals

The provincial Department of Health has set aside R300-million to fill more than 1800 critical posts...

13 Feb 2018

Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will engage industry stakeholders on the Sugary Beverages Levy...

13 Feb 2018

#DayZero: Tips to keep healthy if the taps run dry

Day Zero is looming over Cape Town like the Sword of Damocles. Currently earmarked for 11 May 2018, the spectre of the taps running dry has serious ramifications for the city, which has already been declared a disaster area, and its close on four-million residents. Here are some tips to keep you healthy if that day comes...

9 Feb 2018

WHO keeps tabs on antibiotic resistance with new system

The WHO's new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500,000 people with suspected bacterial infections across 22 countries...

7 Feb 2018

Not all spring water in Cape Town is safe

Beware: Not all of the spring water being collected by residents in Cape Town is safe for drinking...

By Tanya Farber 7 Feb 2018

Progress made on blueprint primary healthcare clinics project

Three of 11 clinics with a total value of R457m, and which form part of the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot projects, have been completed in the Eastern Cape...

5 Feb 2018

Cape hospitals invest in water supplies

Private hospitals are not taking any chances with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's promise that water supplies to their facilities will be maintained in the event of Day Zero...

By Tamar Kahn 2 Feb 2018

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International

How Nuvus is using its business experience to shake the medical marijuana industry up

With almost 30 states having legalised the growth, sale and usage of marijuana for medicinal, recreational or both purposes, it is clear that the tide has turned in favor of a complete legalisation at state and federal levels within the coming years. Expectedly, there has been a boom in interest in in the industry, both from the commercial and scientific perspectives.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 31 Jan 2018

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