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England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattack
England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattack

Accident and emergency units in England were nearly back to normal after the last restrictions put in place following the global cyberattack were lifted...

18 May 2017

Finding an African solution for maternal deaths
Finding an African solution for maternal deaths

Many maternal deaths in low-resource areas of Africa are caused by severe bleeding during childbirth...

17 May 2017

By jurvetson (Steve Jurvetson) –
How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future

To sustain a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050, the world is going to need innovations that make careful use of the available resources, human and environmental...

By Frank Tietze 17 May 2017

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Cutting-edge radio-surgical technology arrives in SA

"The technology delivers powerful doses of precision-targeted radiation that acts as a surgeon's ‘scalpel'. This greatly reduces many of the risks associated with traditional cranial surgery."

9 May 2017

Nursing profession driving change through research and technological developments
Nursing profession driving change through research and technological developments

Not only has the focus on research resulted in increased competence within the nursing group but with the world becoming digital, the rapid introduction of educational technology means that our nurses are empowered...

By Dr Sharon Vasuthevan 8 May 2017

Local is lekker: An SA solution for draining chest wounds
Local is lekker: An SA solution for draining chest wounds

South African doctors and innovators have come up with a homegrown solution to overcome the ineffective chest draining techniques...

4 May 2017

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Alphabet's Verily to embark on health-mapping study

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Alphabet's life sciences unit Verily plans to track people for years, in a quest for insights into staying healthy...

20 Apr 2017

Growing the African digital healthcare space
Growing the African digital healthcare space

mLab Southern Africa, CSIR and the DST will continue their ReHealthAfrica initiative, focused on skills, product and enterprise development in healthcare tech...

18 Apr 2017

Future Digital Awards technology, innovation winners
Future Digital Awards technology, innovation winners

HAMPSHIRE, UK: The Future Digital Awards have been awarded to companies that Juniper believes have made significant progress within their sector...

6 Apr 2017

Healthcare moves to mitigate cyber risk
Healthcare moves to mitigate cyber risk

The security risks facing the healthcare sector have never before been so broad or so complex...

23 Feb 2017

Smartphones are revolutionising medicine
Smartphones are revolutionising medicine

Smartphones are revolutionising the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say...

20 Feb 2017

Genetic testing in the age of personalised medicine
Genetic testing in the age of personalised medicine

Pharmacogenomics gives medical practitioners the power to accurately determine the right drug and dose for the patient, based on their DNA...

8 Feb 2017

Medical startup benefits from Discovery's entreprenuerial programme
Medical startup benefits from Discovery's entreprenuerial programme

Discovery sponsors medical startup programme...

7 Feb 2017

Watch list: Four things that could change healthcare as we know it
Watch list: Four things that could change healthcare as we know it

Technology is fast changing the way we think about healthcare, from tailor-made medicines to genetic make-up and virtual doctor rooms...

By NELISIWE MSOMI 31 Jan 2017

Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia

Following the death of his grandmother from pneumonia, Ugandan engineering undergraduate Brian Turyabagye began designing a biomedical “smart jacket”...

By Kate Hodal 12 Jan 2017

Genetic testing and personalised medicine
Genetic testing and personalised medicine

Patients are taking control of their own health and the demand more personalised and precise service from their healthcare practitioners...

10 Jan 2017

Dr Ronnie van der Merwe
#BizTrends2017: Understanding and introducing innovation

Mediclinic believes it is important that there is meaningful scientific data to support new technologies...

10 Jan 2017

New equipment enhances minimally invasive cardiac procedures at Netcare Union Hospital
New equipment enhances minimally invasive cardiac procedures at Netcare Union Hospital

Advanced imaging technology is part of the upgrade to the cardiac catheterisation laboratory at a hospital in Johannesburg...

23 Dec 2016

3D printing gives young Meagan a helping hand
3D printing gives young Meagan a helping hand

The potential of 3D printing technology to benefit people with disabilities is particularly relevant across Africa because of the low costs and short turnaround time...

14 Dec 2016

Mobile Health Clinics on the road to eliminate HIV
Mobile Health Clinics on the road to eliminate HIV

As we celebrate World Aids Day, a local company, Mobile Health Clinics (MHC), is set to play an integral role in the achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal and stop the HIV epidemic in its tracks by 2030...

Issued by Jag Method 1 Dec 2016

Medtech is the way to go in reducing healthcare inflation
Medtech is the way to go in reducing healthcare inflation

With healthcare costs fast approaching critical mass, it's not surprising that service providers are looking to technology to bring these down...

22 Nov 2016

Preserving the vaccine cold chain is essential in saving lives
Preserving the vaccine cold chain is essential in saving lives

The challenge in developing countries is that they are often ill equipped to transport, store and distribute vaccines, which could save millions of lives...

18 Nov 2016

#MovemberRSA: Robotics offer excellent outcomes in prostate cancer surgery
#MovemberRSA: Robotics offer excellent outcomes in prostate cancer surgery

A study, which draws on the data from the 500 procedures, confirms that robotic surgery offers excellent outcomes and effective early cancer control...

11 Nov 2016

MCC's new licensing requirements for medical devices
MCC's new licensing requirements for medical devices

New regulations relating to the import and distribution of radiology equipment will start to bite in 2017, when revised MCC licensing requirements come into effect...

7 Nov 2016

#SandozHACk: Calling tech whizzkids to help solve healthcare access
#SandozHACk: Calling tech whizzkids to help solve healthcare access

Sandoz HACk invites people to generate novel solutions to tackle key healthcare access challenges in local communities...

2 Nov 2016

Latest tech monitor does away 3D glasses in theatre
Latest tech monitor does away 3D glasses in theatre

New technology in the form of a medical monitor does away with the need for 3D glasses in operating theatres...

26 Oct 2016

DHL discusses delivering healthcare to Africa
DHL discusses delivering healthcare to Africa

DHL's 6th annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference saw over 125 healthcare professionals and logistics experts come together to discuss 'Delivering Healthcare to Africa'...

25 Oct 2016

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World's first drones for medical supplies launched in Rwanda

The first medical supply of remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, have been launched in Rwanda...

By Collins Mwai 25 Oct 2016

Pioneering mini pacemaker technology comes to Africa
Pioneering mini pacemaker technology comes to Africa

In an African first, a series of four procedures to implant the world's smallest pacemaker was performed at Mediclinic Panorama in Cape Town...

21 Oct 2016

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