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Announcing the Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 2017

The Pan-African Health Tourism Congress, scheduled to take place from 8-9 June at the uMfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort, Empageni, Richards Bay, is the flagship event of the health tourism sector...

Issued by Pan-African Health Congress 31 May 2017

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

Is medical tourism on its own enough?

Medical tourism is about health-related services provided by a medical doctor and involves some travel, but medical tourism is also about destinations. Are destinations that focus exclusively on medical tourism, sustainable?

By Constantine Constantinides 1 Mar 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with... Tony de Barros

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Tony de Barros, sales and marketing director for Lamelle Research Laboratories, which started in his garage and is now one of the leading skincare companies in SA...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Dec 2016

An about face about non-invasive plasma soft surgery

I'm of an age now where my face is a little blurred around the edges, but I'd never considered doing anything about it until now...

By Nicci Botha 5 Dec 2016

Plasma technology: next generation of non-invasive surgery

Non-invasive or 'soft' surgeries are gathering momentum, with briefer hospital stays, minimal incision, less post-surgery complications, and shorter recovery time...

13 Oct 2016

[BizTrends 2016] High-end anti-ageing without the surgery

Skincare trends for 2016 involve safer, more effective combination treatments with less down-time: mesotherapy, peelings and the cosmoceuticals are likely to be big this year...

By Ana Engelbrecht 18 Jan 2016

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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