SOUTH AFRICA

BAT battered after US call for nicotine reduction

More than R200bn was wiped off the value of British American Tobacco (BAT) shares at one point on Friday...

By Giulietta Talevi 1 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops...

6 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

US grocery stores are getting rid of ‘sell by' dates on food

In an effort to cut down on confusion about labels on food items, grocery manufacturers and retailers are being urged to get rid of terms like 'sell by' and 'best before'...

21 Feb 2017

UNITED STATES

Burger King cuts soft drinks from kids' meals

WASHINGTON DC, US: US fast-food chain Burger King is cutting soft drinks from its children's meals amid mounting pressure to reduce the amount of sweet sodas children drink...

12 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

US village is cell phone free and loving it

GREEN BANK, US: In this rural speck of hyper-connected America, it's easier to hear a cow moo than a cell phone ring...

17 Nov 2014

UNITED STATES

Big data used as tool to track Ebola

WASHINGTON, USA: Nine days before Ebola was declared an epidemic, a group of researchers and computer scientists in Boston spotted the haemorrhagic fever starting to spread in Guinea.

27 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Phone app for gays linked to disease risk

LOS ANGELES, USA: Gay men who use smartphone apps to hunt for a sex partner nearby run a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease than those meeting online or in bars, researchers claim.

17 Jun 2014

UNITED STATES

US drugstore giant CVS to remove cigarettes from store shelves

WASHINGTON, US US retail drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes, a move immediately applauded by President Barack Obama as having a "profoundly positive impact on the health of our country."

6 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Google promises new thinking for health company

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google announced on Wednesday (17 September) it was launching a new company focused on health and well-being and hinted at co-operation with longtime rival Apple in the venture.

19 Sep 2013

UNITED STATES

Global beer, wine, and spirits CEOs back new initiatives to reduce harmful use of alcohol

WASHINGTON, US: Building on their longstanding commitment to public health, the world's leading producers of beer, wine and spirits have agreed to a new series of actions in five key areas that are designed to strengthen and expand existing efforts to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.

10 Oct 2012

UNITED STATES

2012 Global Awards: The World's Best Healthcare Advertising: Entries open

NEW YORK, US: The Global Awards for the World's Best Healthcare Advertising, now in its 18th year, has announced the call for entries for the 2012 competition. The competition receives entries from healthcare corporations, hospitals, advertising agencies, production companies, and design studios producing communications for medical, pharmaceutical, and healthcare related products.

26 Jun 2012

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 STATES

Dirty Water project cleans up

NEW YORK, US: Unicef's ongoing Tap Project continues to use ideas to communicate its simple but important on-going mission.

28 Jul 2010

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