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Inflight medical emergencies: Is there a doctor onboard?

It is now a requirement for airlines to have some form of inflight medical capabilities as well as have medical kits and automatic defibrillators on board due to the high incident rate of medical emergencies aboard aircraft...

14 Jun 2017

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

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International

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

To ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, a stronger global effort including larger investments and improved surveillance measures are needed, according to FAO Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo. Semedo was speaking at a United Nations General Assembly side event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

26 Sep 2017

Global genetic study involving different populations sheds light on glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and results in vision loss and irreversible blindness in some people. The diseases usually occur on their own but when they are caused by other conditions they are known as secondary glaucoma.

By Susan Williams, Michèle Ramsay 4 Sep 2017

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