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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

Mako robotic joint replacement surgery now available in SA

An orthopaedic robot arm system that delivers improved accuracy and reproducible joint replacement is now available in South Africa.

30 Nov 2016

Tips to help you promote chiropractic clinic businesses

Promoting a chiropractic clinic in the modern age is all about building a good online brand. Let us focus on some simple promotion tips to jump-start the entire business...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Nov 2016

Research in the news: Straight spines depend upon sawtooth protein pattern

The formation of the vertebrae in early embryonic development requires an intricate genetic dance requiring precise timing and interaction of many different cells...

9 Feb 2016

'Google Maps' for the body: A biomedical revolution

UNSW biomedical engineer Melissa Knothe Tate is using previously top-secret semiconductor technology to zoom through organs of the human body, down to the level of a single cell...

7 Apr 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

Stand your way to a healthy work life - The DeskStand method

Have you recently heard the phrase 'standing is the new smoking'? Have your colleagues started to get up at random intervals of the day, propping up their keyboards and screens and then just stand there working?

By Cari Van Wyk 25 Feb 2015

Relaxing out of musculoskeletal pain

Musculoskeletal pain and especially that associated with muscle spasm, such as low back pain and neck pain, affects all ages and doctors see it on a daily basis...

13 Jan 2015

Doctors blame province for equipment shortages

A total of R53m of the R80m budget for equipment for the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital was not spent in the 2013/14 financial year.

20 Jun 2014

For older hypertension patients, an unwelcome trade-off

Medications used by many older people to control their blood pressure also increase the risk of serious fall injuries by 30% to 40% - injuries that have a similar effect on mortality and functional loss as the strokes and heart attacks the blood pressure drugs are meant to prevent - according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the 24 February 2014 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

By Karen N. Peart 25 Feb 2014

Staying healthy at your desk

The health risks associated with office work have been well documented in recent years.

By Alexa Garthwaite 20 Feb 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis compromises patients' careers

AbbVie Pharmaceuticals has conducted a survey amongst rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients that indicates RA has had a negative impact on 86% of South Africans in some areas of their lifestyle. The anonymous global survey included 10,171 patients in 42 countries.

21 Jan 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

Found! Another use for condoms... possibly... or not?

NEWSWATCH: The Independent (UK) reports that some elderly South Africans are using condoms for a different purpose... easing arthritis pain.

By Rod Baker 9 Jan 2014

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International

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

Study: Few nations see beyond hunger in fighting malnutrition

Food alone cannot solve the world's malnutrition crises but only three countries are looking beyond hunger to the other major driver, according to a global study released on Thursday.

By Matthew Ponsford 28 Aug 2017

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