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NPO raises over R6m for lactation unit, breast milk bank at Soweto hospital
NPO raises over R6m for lactation unit, breast milk bank at Soweto hospital

Surgeons For Little Lives has launched its second big project - to build a lactation unit and breast milk bank at Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital...

2 days ago

Boy, 5, gets a mechanical heart
Boy, 5, gets a mechanical heart

A five-year-old KwaZulu-Natal boy has become the youngest person in Africa to receive a mechanical heart implantation...

By Aron Hyman 3 Aug 2017

Medici medical app launches in South Africa
Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa...

20 May 2017

Importance of sleep and reasons why kids require a good night's sleep
Importance of sleep and reasons why kids require a good night's sleep

Sleep is very essential for every living being especially children, as they spend nearly forty percent of the childhood sleeping. It impacts their mental as well as physical development...

Issued by Docs.Zone 31 Mar 2017

HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex
HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex

Part of the reason Dr Kenneth Alexander visited South Africa is to figure out how the country went about successfully implementing an HPV vaccine programme...

By Nicci Botha 13 Mar 2017

Schemes battle doctor group at tribunal
Schemes battle doctor group at tribunal

Sama and the CMS are to square off at the Competition Tribunal in their long-running row over how specialists bill patients...

By Tamar Kahn 14 Feb 2017

Bonitas introduces first dedicated toddlers health advice line
Bonitas introduces first dedicated toddlers health advice line

Bonitas Medical Fund's Babyline offers its members help from professionals, as you take the necessary baby steps along the path of looking after the health of your toddler, up to the age of three...

Issued by Bonitas 30 Jan 2017

Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb
Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb

Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a first-of-its kind research study by Yale School of Medicine researchers...

By Karen N. Peart 12 Jan 2017

The global and South African need for ECD centres
The global and South African need for ECD centres

Investing in Early Childhood Development (ECD) will set children up for emotional, physical and cognitive achievement. The question is, to what extent has the world and, more specifically, South Africa invested in ECD?...

Issued by Cipla 13 Sep 2016

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Study shows how Zika infects the placenta

In a new study, Yale researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas...

By Ziba Kashef 19 Aug 2016

The Red Cross Children’s Hospital unveiled phase one of its new intensive care unit last week.
Sea Harvest to continue investing in Red Cross Children's Hospital

After the unveiling of phase one of the new ICU at the Red Cross Children's Hospital, Sea Harvest has announced that it will continue its Kids for Kids project...

8 Aug 2016

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New paediatric facility for Bara

The Gauteng department of health, GlaxoSmithKline and Surgeons for Little Lives.will be building a world-class paediatric surgery outpatient clinic including a parental sleep-over facility...

23 Jun 2016

South32 community development manager for Africa region; Nomfundo Mqadi cuts the ribbon with George Mazarakis from Carte Blanche’s Making a Difference Trust to officially open the paediatric high care/ ICU ward at Sebokeng Hospital.
South32 hands over children's ward at Sebokeng

Diversified metals and mining company South32 officially handed over a children's ward at Sebokeng Hospital, south of Johannesburg...

7 Apr 2016

Zika virus linked to stillbirth, other symptoms in Brazil
Zika virus linked to stillbirth, other symptoms in Brazil

In January, a pregnant Brazilian woman infected with the Zika virus had a stillborn baby who had signs of severe tissue swelling as well as central nervous system defects that caused near-complete loss of brain tissue...

By Michael Greenwood 1 Mar 2016

Pneumonia kills more children than HIV/AIDS, diarrhoea, malaria combined
Pneumonia kills more children than HIV/AIDS, diarrhoea, malaria combined

'Every Breath Counts' is a new UNICEF campaign to raise awareness of the global burden of pneumonia, targeting world leaders and policy makers...

2 Feb 2016

SA's toddlers - a Ritalin generation?
SA's toddlers - a Ritalin generation?

Wanting South Africa to avoid the epidemic of psychotropic drug abuse of children, as seen in the US, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) has launched a campaign to inform South African parents and teachers about prescribed psychotropic drug risks in children.

2 Feb 2016

ADHD presents differently in boys, girls - identifying signs
ADHD presents differently in boys, girls - identifying signs

An overlooked factor that can greatly affect a child's performance in the classroom (and outside) is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)...

1 Feb 2016

Malnutrition linked to poor academic performance
Malnutrition linked to poor academic performance

From early foetal life into adulthood, a large number of South African children experience poor nutrition in their daily lives...

27 Jan 2016

School nutrition reduces stunting and obesity
School nutrition reduces stunting and obesity

Research has found that both lunch only and lunch and breakfast in-school nutrition programmes significantly improve the health outcomes of children living in poor conditions and have promising educational effects...

23 Dec 2015

Africa has highest burden of foodborne diseases per population
Africa has highest burden of foodborne diseases per population

The World Health Organization has released its first global estimates of foodborne diseases, which finds that Africa is estimated to have the highest burden of foodborne diseases per population...

4 Dec 2015

Project Breastmilk Santa encourages moms to donate breastmilk
Project Breastmilk Santa encourages moms to donate breastmilk

The South African Breastmilk Reserve has launched a Festive Season initiative: Project Breastmilk Santa, which encourages mothers to get into the spirit of giving by donating surplus breastmilk to premature babies in neonatal intensive care units at hospitals around the country...

18 Nov 2015

Better reporting may lead to advances in managing TB in children
Better reporting may lead to advances in managing TB in children

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released its 2015 Global TB Report, revealing a million cases of TB among children worldwide, with 140,000 children dying from tuberculosis in 2014...

5 Nov 2015

Hospital with digs for folks
Hospital with digs for folks

The privately managed, government-funded Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital could be a model for the way hospitals operate when...

1 Oct 2015

Breathing life into renewables
Breathing life into renewables

Founder and CEO of Quercus Investment Partners, Diego Biasi, believes that doing business should equate to doing good - for the environment and those less fortunate...

By Nicci Botha 16 Sep 2015

Today is International Children's Growth Awareness Day
Today is International Children's Growth Awareness Day

Today, 15 September 2015, is International Children's Growth Awareness Day, considered important, as poor growth can signal underlying health problems but is not something that is routinely monitored throughout childhood...

15 Sep 2015

New cow's milk substitute for babies
New cow's milk substitute for babies

Cipla Medpro has launched a new bespoke, over-the-counter formula intended to broaden access to an affordable cow's milk substitute for children suffering from Cow's milk protein allergy...

14 Sep 2015

Infant milk prices in China entice Aspen
Infant milk prices in China entice Aspen

Africa's biggest generic drug manufacturer, Aspen Pharmacare, is still cautiously eyeing the infant milk market in China despite its growth slowdown, company CEO Stephen Saad said Wednesday...

10 Sep 2015

Rheumatic fever weakening South Africa's youth
Rheumatic fever weakening South Africa's youth

Rheumatic fever can affect children from the age of six up to early adulthood (18 to 21 years) and in most people presents as nothing more than a sore throat, fever and stiff joints...

4 Aug 2015

Fewer doses of antibody for pneumonia, bronchiolitis possible, YSPH-led study finds
Fewer doses of antibody for pneumonia, bronchiolitis possible, YSPH-led study finds

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in U.S. children under the age of one. While there is no current vaccine, children at high risk for RSV can receive a preventive therapy...

By Denise L Meyer 24 Apr 2015

China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage
China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage

The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration last week in Beijing explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged for greater health development...

30 Mar 2015

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