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SA needs to rethink its healthcare model
SA needs to rethink its healthcare model

In South Africa, the healthcare expenditure as part of GDP is 8.5%, which is lower than the WHO's global average of 9.95%...

16 hours ago

Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs
Joining hands in fighting HIV, TB and STIs

A R3.6m contribution towards providing health screening to mining communities emphasises the power of partnerships in making the NSP 2017-2022 for HIV, TB and STIs a reality...

13 hours ago

Professor Musa Mhlanga of the IDM at UCT
UCT awarded grant to map human cells

UCT has been awarded a grant for the work of Professor Musa Mhlanga in the Chan Zuckerberg Human Cell Atlas initiative...

1 day ago

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The traditional vegetable and sweet potato research that's revolutionising the way we build food and nutrition security in Africa

Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research on orphan crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance....

By Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 2 days ago

All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!
All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!

Accenture and partners - Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute - have announced winners of the Innovation Index 2017...

2 days ago

#LifeEsidimeni: Former Gauteng health MEC Mahlangu visited deadly Cullinan NGOs
#LifeEsidimeni: Former Gauteng health MEC Mahlangu visited deadly Cullinan NGOs

A social worker from one of the three Cullinan care facilities responsible for the deaths of at least 25 mental health patients says their lives could have been saved..

By Nelisiwe Msomi & Laura Lopez Gonzalez 2 days ago

Diet genocide? 'No, Noakes!'
Diet genocide? 'No, Noakes!'

Controversial scientist and Bantingchampion Tim Noakes is at the centre of a new storm after tweeting that the traditional food pyramid was tantamount to genocide...

By Katharine Child 2 days ago

Kids are getting fatter
Kids are getting fatter

In the last forty years, the number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has increased tenfold...

3 days ago

Costs push moms into unhealthy food options
Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists...

By Dave Chambers 3 days ago

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest city
Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest city

Durbanites eat the least sugar and salt while Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are better at stocking up on fruit and vegetables...

13 Oct 2017

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Organisations join forces, launches roadmap to combat zoonotic TB

"Preventing and controlling bovine TB at its animal source is crucial to avoid its transmission to humans, improve food safety and protect the livelihood of many rural communities."

13 Oct 2017

Study: Minimal standards of palliative care needed
Study: Minimal standards of palliative care needed

The first worldwide estimates of serious, health-related suffering and the resultant need for palliative care and pain relief...

13 Oct 2017

Avian flu may spread via aerosol and droplets
Avian flu may spread via aerosol and droplets

Researchers have identified both airborne infectious droplets and aerosols of avian flu using lab-simulated processing of chickens...

12 Oct 2017

Two experimental Ebola vaccines show promise
Two experimental Ebola vaccines show promise

MIAMI - Two experimental vaccines against the Ebola virus have shown promise...

12 Oct 2017

Dr Ashley Pretorius
#EntrepreneurMonth: Improving HIV/Aids detection rates

The current method of HIV/ Aids detection has a 50% false positive detection rate...

12 Oct 2017

The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses
The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses

The case for introducing machine-to-machine (M2M) technology into the workplace is gaining in strength, with solutions providers continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of such technologies...

By Ronald Ravel 12 Oct 2017

Bakwena's Pink Drive campaign reaches thousands
Bakwena's Pink Drive campaign reaches thousands

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena), PinkDrive and the Department of Health recently collaborated in educating more than 3,500 men, women and children about breast, testicular and prostate cancer in communities adjacent to the Platinum Highway in North West Province...

11 Oct 2017

Healthy watersheds could help prevent childhood diseases
Healthy watersheds could help prevent childhood diseases

According to a global study supported by WWF, children living in river basins whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrhoeal disease, the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five.

11 Oct 2017

Engen health screenings continue through #TransportMonth
Engen health screenings continue through #TransportMonth

In celebration of Transport Month, Engen Petroleum is continuing on its annual Driver Wellness programme, offering free health screenings for truck drivers at two Engen Truck Stops in Gauteng...

10 Oct 2017

Tax credits, funding and the NHI
Tax credits, funding and the NHI

A report shows that 1.9-million members might not be able to afford medical aid if the tax credit is scrapped...

By Dr Johann Serfontein 10 Oct 2017

#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Changing the way care is accessed
#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Changing the way care is accessed

Recent studies show that over 17-million people in South Africa are dealing with anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, PTSD and mood disorders...

10 Oct 2017

'Bogus' online doctor to be probed
'Bogus' online doctor to be probed

The Government Employee Medical Scheme has launched an investigation into claims it allowed staff at public relations firm Martina Nicholson Associates to give medical advice on its online column titled Dr Joe.

By Katharine Child 9 Oct 2017

Photo: PRI/Stephane de Sakutin
KZN kicks off chronic care programme for HIV patients

Right to Care has launched an integrated care initiative in KwaZulu-Natal's UThukela District to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases in HIV-positive patients...

9 Oct 2017

Let's talk fat - a plastic surgeon's take
Let's talk fat - a plastic surgeon's take

Worldwide, obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and is the leading cause of preventable death...

By Frank Graewe 9 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: The humble beginnings of a bicycle courier company
#EntrepreneurMonth: The humble beginnings of a bicycle courier company

Iyeza Health, the brainchild of two young entrepreneurs, Sizwe Nzima and Siraaj Adams, started off as a bicycle courier company to ease the burden of medicine collection for their community...

By Ilse van den Berg 9 Oct 2017

Wavebreak Media
New medical school slated for Eastern Cape

Nelson Mandela University (NMU) will open South Africa's ninth medical school in 2020 with its first class of 100 aspiring doctors...

By Joan van Dyk 6 Oct 2017

All images: Andrew Brown from CameraReady.
Heal others by healing yourself with #CuppaforCansa12A

Held at the oh-so-opulent 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa on a breezy, sunny day, I left the annual #CuppaforCansa12A pink high tea event for 2017 with tear-stained cheeks tempered with tinkling laughter and an overwhelming sense of goodwill. Here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Oct 2017

Private healthcare for the poor
Private healthcare for the poor

NHI and Demarcation Regulations are violations of our constitutional rights to freedom of association and access to healthcare...

By Martin van Staden 5 Oct 2017

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