Today, 4 February 2014, is World Cancer Day and is a reminder that it is the leading cause of death globally and the top killer among the non-communicable disease (NCDs), which are the major health target of government and private sector health alike.
4 Feb 2014
Earlier this month, AstraZeneca launched that AstraZeneca Research Trust, an independent body set up to administer the allocation of the funds to further medical research in South Africa. Vice Chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand, Prof Adam Habib told guests at its launch that this contribution would assist medical graduates in continuing their research studies following their graduation.
3 Feb 2014
Yale School of Public Health researchers have found that annual canine vaccination campaigns not only stop the spread of rabies, a potentially deadly disease, but are cost-effective and may actually save money. The research is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
23 Jan 2014
An anti-malaria drug combination might be useful in helping to prevent pregnancy complications in women with lupus and the related disorder antiphospholipid syndrome, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found.
Karen N. Peart 22 Jan 2014
The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Tuesday (21 January) announced two new partnerships with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at finding new tools to fight HIV‚ tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.
Tamar Kahn 22 Jan 2014
SA runs the risk of becoming "dangerously elitist" and of "throwing away" half of its young people that fail to get at least 50% in matric examinations‚ Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said.
Bekezela Phakathi 10 Jan 2014
As pupils and schools celebrated a record 78.2% matric pass rate‚ data from the Department of Basic Education underlined the grim fact that almost three-quarters of those who qualified for university study did not meet the minimum requirements for the degrees that meet scarce skills.
Out of more than 100 participants from all over the world, 23 lucky contestants have emerged as the winners in Unilever's 3-day competition at the Axe Apollo Space Camp.
24 Dec 2013
WINDHOEK - Experts carried out DNA tests on Monday (2 December) in an effort to speedily identify the 33 people who were on a Mozambique Airlines plane that crashed in Namibia killing all on board.
4 Dec 2013
The SKA School, which will take place from 30 November until 5 December 2013, at the UKZN Westville campus, will provide a dynamic environment for the students to work with leading international astronomers from Canada, France, India and the US.
2 Dec 2013
The Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Michael Masutha, will address an event at the University of Cape Town on 21 November 2013, to showcase projects funded through a science and technology (S&T) partnership between South Africa and the European Union (EU).
21 Nov 2013
Lots of attractions, interactive experiences and EDUtainment is the name of the game at uShaka Kids World. At Little Fry's, kiddies can "stick and paste" and test their skills at painting to create works of art to show off to their friends. There are also other fun attractions like the On Da Block Go Building Lounge and Riggadees Dough Café.
14 Nov 2013
Psoriasis is a chronic ailment and requires lifelong management but it can be managed if treated properly.
11 Nov 2013
The so-called cellphone 'allergy' that produces itchy red bumps and blisters along users' jaws, cheeks and ears, is driven by the nickel components of cellphones and speaking endlessly on one's cellphone exacerbates it.
8 Nov 2013