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Tailored medical distribution software launched
Tailored medical distribution software launched

SAP Business One partner, Bluekey Seidor, has introduced a software solution tailored for the medical distribution industry...

6 Sep 2017

Six eating habits for healthy kidneys
Six eating habits for healthy kidneys

Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise - one in 10 people globally are affected, and that's every bit as serious as cardiac disease...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 5 Sep 2017

Gestational diabetes a very real threat
Gestational diabetes a very real threat

Gestational diabetes affects about one in seven births globally, and may persist as type 2 diabetes or ‘pre-diabetes', or resolve completely when the pregnancy is over...

1 Sep 2017

Tshemba Foundation ushering in a new era of medical volunteering serving rural communities
Tshemba Foundation ushering in a new era of medical volunteering serving rural communities

The recently-founded Tshemba Foundation is ushering in a new era of medical volunteering as a way of significantly improving access to healthcare in under-resourced communities in rural South Africa.

29 Aug 2017

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Study finds large number of South Africans happy to be overweight

The question of whether SA's envisaged sugar tax will positively address obesity levels was thrown into sharp focus by research which revealed an unexpected stumbling block...

29 Aug 2017

Diabetes management under review at 19th annual CDE forum
Diabetes management under review at 19th annual CDE forum

The 19th CDE Postgraduate Forum in Diabetes Management will be taking place from 11 - 13 August 2017 at Emperors Palace and Convention Centre, Johannesburg...

3 Aug 2017

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Anglo sets aside $101m for silicosis claims

Anglo American has set aside $101m to cover potential damages for former South African staff who contracted the fatal lung disease silicosis at work...

28 Jul 2017

New doctor training tool for chronic diseases
New doctor training tool for chronic diseases

A training resource on advising patients to modify their lifestyle to reduce chronic diseases has been introduced at various medical faculties...

13 Jul 2017

Grant Newton, CEO of the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology
Diabetes is potentially the fastest growing health crisis of our time

Although diabetes is a global problem, it has a local epicentre....

23 Jun 2017

Sugar tax under fire from producers, unions and business
Sugar tax under fire from producers, unions and business

Cosatu, Busa and Sasasay introducing a sugar tax should be delayed as it will have a negative effect on employment in the industry...

8 Jun 2017

Four myths about diabetes debunked
Four myths about diabetes debunked

Despite the high prevalence of the disease, it is often misunderstood. Here are some common misconceptions about diabetes...

By Claire Rostron 12 May 2017

UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases
UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases

Miners in South Africa face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases, but ODMWA autopsies are declining, especially among retired mineworkers, despite the benefits...

11 May 2017

Fabry disease is treatable, so early diagnosis is critical
Fabry disease is treatable, so early diagnosis is critical

Fabry disease is one of more that 40 known genetic diseases referred to as lysosomal storage disorders...

4 May 2017

Royal London invests in SA insurtech to cover diabetics
Royal London invests in SA insurtech to cover diabetics

UK insurer, Royal London, will be adopting a South African designed insurtech platform to extend cover to clients living with diabetes...

26 Apr 2017

Holistic treatment and management of diabetes critical
Holistic treatment and management of diabetes critical

Gerhard Van Emmenis, Acting Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund, explains why a proactive and holistic approach to diabetes management is essential...

Issued by Bonitas 21 Apr 2017

Dr Guni Goolab, principal officer: Gems
NCD epidemic is detrimental to the SA's economic health

A recent Stats SA analysis of mortality found that NCDs were responsible for 55.5% of all deaths in this country during 2015...

19 Apr 2017

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The Sugar Tax: implications for the cane industry, obesity and consumer behaviour

The biggest concern is that the implementation of tax on sugary beverages will have serious implications for the sugarcane industry in the medium to long term as it will cascade down the value chain...

By Hamlet Hlomendlini 8 Mar 2017

Size matters when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels in check
Size matters when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels in check

In a new finding that could lead to fewer complications for diabetes patients, researchers have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells play a crucial role in safely maintaining blood sugar levels...

10 Feb 2017

Cipla launches revolutionary respiratory inhaler in SA
Cipla launches revolutionary respiratory inhaler in SA

Cipla's Synchrobreathe is a state-of-the-art breath-actuated inhaler (BAI) which will bring great relief to millions of South Africans with obstructive airway diseases (OAD) such as asthma...

Issued by Cipla 18 Jan 2017

MP 'high' over dagga bill
MP 'high' over dagga bill

Terminally ill patients and those with chronic pain may be one step closer to being allowed access to cannabis to treat their illnesses...

24 Nov 2016

What your dietitian wants you to know about diabetes
What your dietitian wants you to know about diabetes

Considering the high incidence of diabetes it remains vitally important to continue educating South Africans and address the myths that are often associated with this lifestyle disease...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 16 Nov 2016

#WDD: SA's coloured population worst affected by diabetes
#WDD: SA's coloured population worst affected by diabetes

A Stellenbosch University study reveals that one in four coloured people in the Western Cape may be affected by diabetes...

14 Nov 2016

Our lifestyle is making us sick
Our lifestyle is making us sick

Figures by the WHO show that within the next decade, 28m people in Africa will die from cardiovascular illness, diabetes, and other NCDs - most of which are chronic and lifestyle related...

12 Oct 2016

Sanofi, Google launch diabetes joint venture
Sanofi, Google launch diabetes joint venture

Google and French pharmaceutical giant, Sanofi, have announced a new joint venture focused on diabetes care...

12 Sep 2016

Dr Stephen Lawrence
Fewer insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

A new insulin co-formulation will simplify the treatment of type 2 diabetes...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2016

Digicape brings first-of-a-kind technology that diagnoses malaria to Africa
Digicape brings first-of-a-kind technology that diagnoses malaria to Africa

Digicape has announced a deal with xRapid, the London-based startup that has created a world-first mobile health solution that provides automatic diagnosis of malaria via an iPhone app...

Issued by Digicape 15 Aug 2016

Understanding diabetes and its management
Understanding diabetes and its management

Like the rest of the world, sub-Saharan Africa is not immune to the growing diabetes epidemic...

24 May 2016

Facing the challenges of chronic kidney disease
Facing the challenges of chronic kidney disease

Expert reflects on chronic kidney disease challenges...

10 Mar 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

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