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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

Medical research trust to receive R4.5 million

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

Canine vaccinations effective deterrent to rabies in Africa

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

Malaria drug combo could help prevent pregnancy complications in lupus patients

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.

By Karen N. Peart 22 Jan 2014

Gates Foundation forms new health partnerships in SA

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.

By Tamar Kahn 22 Jan 2014

SA runs risk of 'throwing away' matriculants who score below 50%

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.

By Bekezela Phakathi 10 Jan 2014

Matric success fails to raise prospects for scarce skills

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.

By Karl Gernetzky‚ Bekezela Phakathi and Sue Blaine 9 Jan 2014

Mandla Maseko wins place to outer space

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

Tests begin to identify Mozambican plane crash victims

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

SKA funds workshop at UKZN to train astronomy students

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

SA and EU celebrate S&T partnership

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

December attractions at uShaka

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

Managing psoriasis, getting support

Psoriasis is a chronic ailment and requires lifelong management but it can be managed if treated properly.

11 Nov 2013

Nickel components drive cellphone 'allergy'

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

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