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hearScreen mHealth solution first winner of SA Innovation Fellows Competition

Philips South Africa has announced that the winner of its first South African Innovation Fellows Competition is the hearScreen mHealth solution, created by Professor De Wet Swanepoel...

10 Dec 2015

Mobile Audiometer wins at 2015 GAP Innovation Awards

In the Medical category, the KUDUwave, a mobile and lightweight diagnostic audiometer won second prize in this year's Gauteng Accelerator Programme Innovation Awards (GAP)...

10 Dec 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

Zambian President admitted to SA hospital

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been admitted to the Milpark Hospital, in Johannesburg...

11 Mar 2015

Hearing things in your head is a good thing

Oticon took the concept of hearing back to the drawing board and shifted its focus, after research showed that only one in four people who experience a hearing loss actually take the time to address their hearing loss. "That is the reason why many hearing aid devices land up in the drawer, not being used," says Tally Sherban, a Client Relations Executive at Oticon South Africa, a leading hearing aid manufacturer.

24 Oct 2014

Hay fever season could peak following wet winter

This year's exceptionally wet winter season could spawn an explosion of plant and grass growth spelling trouble for hay fever sufferers this spring.

By Mariska van Aswegen 29 Aug 2014

Identifying hearing loss in infants

Undetected hearing loss in a child will hamper his or her speech and language development and ability to learn, which often leads to communication difficulties and social isolation that has the potential to leave a child bewildered and alone in a world of silence.

23 May 2014

Bagless vacuum cleaner tackles allergens

Allergic disorders specifically of the nose are very common in Southern Africa and affect about two out of every ten people according to the Allergy Society of South Africa. But with good technology, tackling household allergens needn't be an impossible task.

11 Apr 2014

McCann Health wins Clio Award

McCann Health, a division of McCann Worldgroup, recently won a prestigious Clio award for its work on Merck Sharp Dohme's (MSD) Drixine, a nasal decongestant. McCann Health was acknowledged for the most groundbreaking creative work in late December, 2013.

Issued by McCann Worldgroup 18 Feb 2014

Wits medical students excel in specialist examinations

Wits students towered head and shoulders above the rest in the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa examination held in October 2013.

9 Jan 2014

Alcohol increases allergy symptoms

A recent Swedish study involving 9 000+ individuals to test the effects of alcohol intake on the upper nasal airways found that people with hay fever were more prone to sneezing and getting a runny nose after a drink.

5 Dec 2013

Sick buildings caused by more than just poor HVAC systems

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a well-known medical condition, yet its cause is still poorly understood.

12 Nov 2013

Adult-onset allergies increase

According to Dr Mike Levin, allergy advisor to Pharma Dynamics, the sudden appearance of an allergy, despite decades of symptom-free health is not as uncommon as before. Allergies, including those that first appear in adulthood, are on the rise.

25 Sep 2013

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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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