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

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

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

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

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Study: Escalating civil cases against private hospitals due to nursing malpractice
Study: Escalating civil cases against private hospitals due to nursing malpractice

Nursing malpractice has resulted in a significant rise in civil claims against private hospitals...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The WHO recommends HIV viral load testing to monitor people on ARVs. Shutterstock
How innovation can help end the Aids epidemic by 2030

A United Nations initiative backed by global experts has set its sights on an ambitious programme to bring an end to the Aids epidemic by 2030...

By Glenda Gray 23 Oct 2018

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What's needed to do a better job of pre-empting disease outbreaks

The concept of One Health is deceptively simple: it's the recognition that human, animal and environmental health are all inherently linked...

By William B Karesh 22 Oct 2018

Euan Ashley. Photo: Steve Fisch
Hundreds of patients with undiagnosed diseases find answers

A network of doctors that aims to diagnose mystery diseases has named 31 newly identified conditions and diagnosed more than 100 previously unsolved cases, according new study...

18 Oct 2018

Dr Justus Apffelstaedt
Genetic profiling improves breast cancer prognosis and treatment

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, improvements in molecular genetic technologies lead to the development of gene expression profiling tests...

By Justus Apffelstaedt 18 Oct 2018

Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade
Listeriosis risk lingers in rural, informal trade

Listeria bacteria remains present in food samples obtained from rural areas and the informal sector. This is despite the fact that Listeriosis levels have declined in South African ready-to-eat meat...

17 Oct 2018

Elizabeth Oduwele
Getting to the bottom of vaccine hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy is a complex phenomenon that needs to be understood within the specific context it occurs...

By Michelle Rotchford-Galloway 17 Oct 2018

Increasing cholesterol medication adherence with financial incentives may be cost-effective
Increasing cholesterol medication adherence with financial incentives may be cost-effective

A programme that offered financial incentives to both patients and their physicians to control low-density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol could be a cost-effective intervention for patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease...

16 Oct 2018

Are probiotics boosting SA's digestive health industry growth?
Are probiotics boosting SA's digestive health industry growth?

Insight Survey's latest SA Digestive Health (Probiotics) Industry Landscape Report 2018 uncovers the global and local markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 15 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Associate Professor Liesl Zühlke. Photo: UCT
Award to fund paediatric heart disease research in Africa

There is a great need to focus on children with heart disease in Africa, an undeserved area of need...

15 Oct 2018

Professor Marla Trindade
UWC research identifies 130 new skin viruses

A recent study, which set out to understand the genetic makeup of the many different phages that live on the bacteria living on the cells of our skins, found that no fewer than 130 entirely new species...

12 Oct 2018

James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo, 2018 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Niklas Elmehed. Copyright: Nobel Media AB 2018
James Allison and Tasuku Honjo: deserving winners of this year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to two immunologists for their revolutionary approaches to treat cancer...

By Sheena Cruickshank 9 Oct 2018

Pioneering HIV+ transplant opens up a pool of new donors
Pioneering HIV+ transplant opens up a pool of new donors

In 2017, doctors at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre transplant unit faced the tough ethical question of whether saving the life of a child in end-stage liver disease overrode the risk of infection from an HIV-positive donor...

5 Oct 2018

Inaugural SA Health Excellence Awards call for nominations
Inaugural SA Health Excellence Awards call for nominations

The inaugural South African Health Excellence Awards, hosted by private healthcare group Clinix in partnership with the South African Clinician Scientists Society, is now open for nominations...

3 Oct 2018

Genes explain why alcohol withdrawal is so hard on some
Genes explain why alcohol withdrawal is so hard on some

Some heavy drinkers suffer intense withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking - some, less so. A new international study has identified gene variants that may help explain why "detox" is particularly difficult for some people...

By Bill Hathaway 27 Sep 2018

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Micorocoil localisation in treating early-stage lung cancer

A breakthrough minimally invasive surgery technique, microcoil localisation, allows doctors to pinpoint and remove tiny nodules in early-stage lung cancer without damaging additional healthy tissue...

20 Sep 2018

Dr Amir Zarrabi
Micro-TESE surgery results in SA's first successful pregnancy

Microdissection testicular sperm extraction (Micro-TESE) surgery, used to retrieve sperm cells from a man with testicular failure, resulted in the first successful pregnancy of its kind in South Africa...

18 Sep 2018

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Anti-ageing drugs are coming - an expert explains

There will be almost ten billion people living on Earth by 2050 and two billion of them will be over the age of 60.

By Richard Faragher 12 Sep 2018

Professor Annalise Zemlin. Photo: Damien Schumann
Getting the balance right in detecting diabetes

Finding the right biochemical tests to detect diabetes mellitus earlier can reduce the heavy burden of this disease on the healthcare system and local communities...

By Jorisna Bonthuys 10 Sep 2018

Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, founding director of the University’s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health
Conflict and its toll on child health

Sustained conflict in Africa has resulted in an estimated five-million children aged under five losing their lives to violence between 1995 and 2015...

7 Sep 2018

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Drug shows promise for progressive MS

Very limited therapies are currently available for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), but there's a drug that shows promise in slowing brain shrinkage by nearly half...

4 Sep 2018

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