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MP 'high' over dagga bill

Terminally ill patients and those with chronic pain may be one step closer to being allowed access to cannabis to treat their illnesses...

24 Nov 2016

Research in the news: Use of antibiotics at end of life - yes or no?

Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are often administered to terminally ill patients. But given widespread concern about antibiotic resistance, this common practice should be reconsidered...

By Ziba Kashef 6 Oct 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

Department probes claims of elder abuse

The Department of Social Development in the Western Cape has launched an investigation into allegations of elder abuse at the unregistered Serendipity Old Age Home.

4 Nov 2014

State asks private companies to donate to an Ebola fund

The Department of Health has appealed to the country's private sector to donate to the Ebola Response Fund to assist the countries affected by the virus.

26 Sep 2014

Better health care for sexual assault survivors

More than 170 nurses and doctors in Gauteng have been trained to respond appropriately to the health needs of survivors of sexual assault.

24 Apr 2014

Leading with love: The guide dog

If you're reading this you can be sure that you belong to the 99% of humankind that can access the visible spectrum ... in brief, 'good sight'.

By Roger Metcalfe 7 Oct 2013

State must move faster towards full funding of child welfare

The Financial and Fiscal Commission has called on the government to act speedily to put in place a funding plan to move towards full funding of minimum norms and standards for child welfare services.

1 Oct 2013

Madiba discharged from hospital

Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he had been receiving treatment for the past two months.

2 Sep 2013

Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Awards 2013/14

Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.

15 Aug 2013

Mandela responding to treatment

After spending more than a month in a critical condition in hospital, former President Nelson Mandela is now responding to treatment, the Presidency says.

11 Jul 2013

CPR saves teenager's life

First aid could be the single most important thing you ever learn

5 Jul 2013

Madiba's condition improves

Former President Nelson Mandela's condition has stabilised, although he still remains critical, according to a statement issued by the Presidency yesterday afternoon. "He remains critical but is now stable," said the Presidency.

28 Jun 2013

Madiba's condition remains unchanged

Former President Nelson Mandela's condition remains unchanged, the Presidency said late yesterday.

26 Jun 2013

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International

Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid

For your practice to grow, you need to adapt to latest healthcare marketing strategies. As a doctor, it might not be your cup of tea, but you need to remember that for sustaining and nurturing your business, you need to be known by more people who will convert into customers. For this, you need to learn about the “necessary evil,” i.e. healthcare marketing. To get the desired results out of your marketing efforts, you need to avoid some healthcare marketing mistakes, as stated below.

By Pranjali Singh 10 Aug 2017

Global Awards adds Pharma (Rx), Health & Wellness executive juries

Global Awards has added Pharma (Rx) and Health & Wellness executive juries to its award line-up. They will include award-winning chief creative officers and executive creative directors from prominent healthcare advertising agencies around the globe to judge submissions from each designation.

7 Aug 2017

US charges 412 people for health fraud

WASHINGTON - US authorities slapped 412 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals with fraud charges, many for overprescribing opioids that have stoked an expanding national addiction crisis.

14 Jul 2017

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