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SOUTH AFRICA

Netcare to restructure UK business

Netcare planned to restructure its UK business after buying out minority shareholders...

22 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

The Time to Change 'edvertorial'

LONDON, UK: The Time to Change charitable campaign partners with IPC Media for true editorial integration around mental health problems...

1 Dec 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Assange going nowhere until assurances are given

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London until he is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer has confirmed.

19 Aug 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

The United Nations appoints Mother London to world sanitation brief

LONDON, UK: Mother London has been appointed by the UN to develop a global communications campaign to improve sanitation for 2.5 billion people.

10 Apr 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Drinkers tell of 'huge bang' then collapse at Glasgow bar

GLASGOW, UK: Patrons inside The Clutha bar in Glasgow told how the roof collapsed shortly after they heard a giant thud, when a police helicopter plummeted onto the crowded bar.

2 Dec 2013

FRANCE

Video game helps elderly keep their minds sharp

PARIS, FRANCE: A video game can help elderly people fight cognitive decline, scientists reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday (4 September).

6 Sep 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

AstraZeneca buys US cancer drugs firm

LONDON, UK: AstraZeneca said on Tuesday (27 August) that it has agreed to buy US-based cancer drugs company Amplimmune, as the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical group seeks to bolster its flagging pipeline of new products.

28 Aug 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Britain to stop aid to SA in 2015

LONDON, UK: Britain announced on Tuesday (30 April) that it will cut off direct aid to South Africa in 2015, citing its status as Africa's biggest economy as the reason for the decision.

2 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Colds and flu boost Reckitt Benckiser

LONDON, UK: British household goods and drugs firm Reckitt Benckiser on Monday (22 April) posted higher first-quarter sales, boosted by a prolonged colds and flu seasons in North America and Europe.

23 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Will technology kill us or make us stronger?

NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.

16 Jan 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

BT leads Informa's ranking of top 30 telecom operators in global healthcare markets

LONDON, UK: December 5, 2012 - More than 90% of the world's 40 largest telecom network operator groups are active in the enterprise healthcare market, according to research from Informa Telecoms & Media. And a ranking of all operators - based on their commitment to the healthcare market worldwide - puts BT in top spot, closely followed by Verizon and France Telecom.

6 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Cannes Chimera to mentor 10 new Gates Foundation grantees

LONDON, UK: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today, the first Cannes Chimera Gates Foundation grantees who will work to develop innovative approaches to changing the global conversation about the impact of development aid. The grantees are part of the foundation's Grand Challenges Explorations initiative that fosters innovation to overcome the most persistent challenges in global health and development.

2 Nov 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Medical journal offers app for subscribers with iPad

BMJ (British Medical Journal) is reportedly the first general medical journal to offer a Web application to its subscribers. It produced its first app with PressRun, a tablet and mobile publishing solution that uses HTML5 and XML-based workflows to deliver an interactive experience across multiple devices. The HTML5-based app was produced with Quark's cloud-based digital publishing solution.

24 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Charities have to tackle 'new normal' economic conditions to survive - PwC

LONDON, UK: An economic climate of disappointing growth and volatility could be the 'new normal' for charities, prolonging the challenging fundraising climate, and further shocks cannot be ruled out.

21 May 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Unilever's CMO: 'We need to walk ahead of our consumers'

LONDON, UK: Speaking at the Marketing Society annual conference, and a year on from the launch of Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan, Keith Weed, Unilever chief marketing and communications officer, stressed the importance of foresight and the role that brands and marketing can play in making sustainable living commonplace.

1 Dec 2011

UNITED STATES

Economic slowdown impacts on consumer health-care spending

WASHINGTON, US: Rising health care costs, coupled with the current state of the economy, have prompted many consumers across the globe to delay care, alter household spending and worry about their ability to pay for future health care costs according to the 4th annual Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions 2011 Survey of Health Care Consumers.

24 Jun 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

2011 Framepool/LBB/FireFlies Challenge shortlist

LONDON, UK / MUNICH, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / NEW YORK, US: The shortlist of the 2011 Framepool/ LBB/ FireFlies Challenge is out! The jury - including representatives from RSA, BBDO, 180 Amsterdam and Publicis - evaluated more than 40 short movies on the topic 'compassion'.

20 Jun 2011

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