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Honoris United Universities announces two major developments

Honoris United Universities has officially opened its Medical Simulation Centre in Tunis. Secondly, Upsat has joined Honoris' network...

13 hours ago

Study: Indentifying those who die at sea
Study: Indentifying those who die at sea

UCT is spearheading a study that could be key to resolving the worldwide challenge of identifying human remains found in the ocean or washed up on the beach...

1 day ago

A close-up of a female Anopheles arabiensis feeding. Author supplied
South Africa investigates sterilising mosquitoes in anti-malaria drive

South Africa is one of four southern African countries aiming to eliminate malaria transmission...

By Givemore Munhenga 9 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2018

New technology treats brain tumour.. remotely
New technology treats brain tumour.. remotely

An oncologist based in Port Elizabeth has successfully treated a patient's brain tumour 1,000km away, using new remote technologies and surgery-free gamma radiation equipment...

8 Nov 2018

Tik users’ teeth are often damaged by their habit. Shutterstock
A closer look at how crystal meth attacks gums and teeth

Crystal methamphetamine is the most widely used synthetic drug in the world,

By Sudeshni Naidoo 8 Nov 2018

Scientists analysing data at the South-South Malaria Research Partnership project laboratory in Kenya. Flora Mutere-Okuku
Novel approach brings African scientists closer to a malaria vaccine

Malaria is still a major problem in Africa. There are over 200 million clinical cases each year and approximately half a million deaths...

By Faith Osier 7 Nov 2018

First-aid training benefits community and UCT medical students
First-aid training benefits community and UCT medical students

As part of their fourth-year Health in Context block, medical students from University of Cape Town (UCT) taught basic first-aid skills to Mitchell's Plain residents...

6 Nov 2018

There are concerns that Africa may be excluded from advances in genetic brain research. Shutterstock
Mental health genetics: African solutions for African challenges

Over the past two decades, mental health research has advanced markedly. But most mental health studies haven't included African people

By Benyam Worku Dubale, Celia van der Merwe & Nathani 6 Nov 2018

Zambezi Valley may soon be too hot for tsetse flies
Zambezi Valley may soon be too hot for tsetse flies

A new study, based on 27 years of data from Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, suggests that temperature increases over the last three decades have already caused major declines in local populations of tsetse flies...

By Wiida Fourie-Basson 5 Nov 2018

Surgical students battle with dexterity, thanks to screens
Surgical students battle with dexterity, thanks to screens

A surgery professor is worried that students are losing their ability to perform the simple manual tasks needed to stitch and sew up patients, thanks to the proliferation of digital devices.

5 Nov 2018

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi
Motsoaledi says NHI isn't being sidelined

Despite pushing the National Health Insurance (NHI), the National Department of Health only spent 10.4% of the indirect grant allocated to the programme...

2 Nov 2018

SU study will look at synthetic blood products
SU study will look at synthetic blood products

A large, multi-institutional clinical trial by emergency medicine experts from Stellenbosch University (SU)will evaluate the use of synthetic blood products for the resuscitation of trauma victims before arrival at hospital...

1 Nov 2018

Usman Yusuf. Photo: Premium Times
Head of Nigeria's NHIS placed on administrative leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the country's embattled executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, to proceed on administrative leave effective from November 5...

By Ebuka Onyeji 1 Nov 2018

Study: More black South Africans are donating blood
Study: More black South Africans are donating blood

Blood donations from black South Africans increased fivefold in the space of a decade. The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) said the number rose from 43,269 in 2005 to 246,686 in 2015...

31 Oct 2018

First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research
First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research

Until now, African scientists working on genomics haven't had access to a local storage platform for the immense amount of data their research generates...

By Nicci Botha 31 Oct 2018

Airbus launches white paper on aerospace technologies in Africa
Airbus launches white paper on aerospace technologies in Africa

Airbus released The Great Enabler: Aerospace in Africa, a white paper on the role of aerospace technologies in Africa...

31 Oct 2018

How will the State Liability Amendment Bill affect victims?
How will the State Liability Amendment Bill affect victims?

According to Kirstie Haslam, partner at DSC Attorneys, the proposed State Liability Amendment Bill will have dire consequences for medical malpractice claimants...

31 Oct 2018

False positive results have raised questions about home pregnancy tests. flickr/Rebecca
DIY medical tests: why some are safer than others

Recent media reports revealed that digital home pregnancy tests being sold at leading pharmacies in South Africa and the UK were consistently giving false positive results...

By Glenda Mary Davison 30 Oct 2018

Spectramed and Resolution Health merge
Spectramed and Resolution Health merge

Spectramed Medical Scheme and Resolution Health Medical Scheme (Resolution Health) have merged to form Health Squared Medical Scheme, as from 1 January 2019...

29 Oct 2018

Most people are infected with the herpes simplex virus by the time they reach old age. Spectral-Design/Shutterstock.com
Alzheimer's disease: mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause

More than 30-million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease - the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure, only drugs to ease the symptoms...

By Ruth Itzhaki 29 Oct 2018

R3m upgrade for Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital complete
R3m upgrade for Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital complete

The new occupational therapy and sports facilities at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital were opened this month, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month...

29 Oct 2018

PinkDrive CEO Noelene Kotschan is one of Africa's most influential women
PinkDrive CEO Noelene Kotschan is one of Africa's most influential women

Noelene Kotschan, CEO and founder of PinkDrive has been recognised as one of Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government...

29 Oct 2018

Nigerian children receiving the polio vaccine in Lagos. EPA
Why eradicating polio everywhere has been so hard to crack

Polio is a disease that struck fear into the hearts of parents just a generation ago...

By Melinda Suchard 26 Oct 2018

Professor Souleymane Mboup
Health is essential for Africa to cash in on its human capital

Africa is home to 1.2bn people, many of them young, which has has fuelled talk about the continent's human capital being an asset in economic growth...

By Souleymane Mboup 26 Oct 2018

Why medical devices should carry warranties
Why medical devices should carry warranties

Throughout the world, legal cases against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture medical devices such as implants for treatment of specific conditions are on the increase, as patients are not always properly informed about how the device works...

By Martha Smit and Daniel Mwale 25 Oct 2018

R500m to recruit health professionals, buy beds and linen
R500m to recruit health professionals, buy beds and linen

Government will reprioritise funds to make R350m available to recruit new health professionals, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni...

25 Oct 2018

Will NHI be just another state-owned enterprise?
Will NHI be just another state-owned enterprise?

A report by organisations collaborating under the umbrella of the People's Health Movement South Africa was interrogates, among other things the flaws and pitfalls of the country's NHI proposal...

By Melody Emmett 25 Oct 2018

2018 Robyn Putter winners, Ogilvy SA. Image: © Ogilvy CT on
#TopBrands2018: Ogilvy, Koo, Discovery Health excel in Sunday Times Top Brands survey 2018

The results of the annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey were announced at an awards ceremony hosted at The Empire venue in Parktown, Johannesburg on Wednesday...

24 Oct 2018

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