Days are getting colder and the nights longer - yes, winter is on its way. It's also cough-and-sniffle season for the unwary. "Don't get caught," says PharmaChoice spokesperson, pharmacist Liezl van Tonder. She offers essential flu facts to get you through the season without coming down with a cold or flu.
WASHINGTON, USA: Coca-Cola and Pepsi late last week said they have lowered levels of a chemical in caramel colouring to comply with a California law, but insisted the drinks pose no health risks and recipes will not change.
WASHINGTON, USA: Eating a portion of processed red meat daily can boost a person's risk of dying young by up to 20%, said a long-running US study of more than 120,000 people released on Monday, 12 March 2012.
ROME, ITALY: A type of bacteria mostly found in raw chicken meat that can cause diarrhoea and fever is on the rise in the European Union, according to a report from European food safety agencies published on Thursday, 8 March 2012.
WASHINGTON, USA: US health authorities on Tuesday, 6 March 2012, issued a warning to the maker of a new inhalable caffeine product sold in the United States and France, citing mislabeling and safety concerns.
Earlier today, 6 March 2012, Nestlé announced a research partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), a science council which reports to the minister of science and technology.
In preparation of the conference, Healthcare In Africa, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on 6-7 March 2012, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), published the report The Future Of Healthcare In Africa, commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV.
In a bid to create an environment conducive to the successful implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI), seven community health centres and clinics will be constructed and existing facilities upgraded in Mpumalanga.
With the annual Budget speech due today, predictions are rife and economists wait with bated breath to analyse and discuss the implications it will likely have for the South African economy and of course, for businesses across industries in 2012.
Gauteng's plans for the current year include splitting the Health and Social Development Departments, creating more jobs and further cementing its position as Africa's business destination and economic hub.
The circadian clock is a finely tuned genetic mechanism that regulates our sleep cycle and key metabolic changes during the 24-hour cycle. It also may help determine whether we get sick or not, according to a new Yale School of Medicine study published online 16 February in the journal Immunity.
Three organisations from three different continents have taken the next step in their commitment and dedication to improve the safety and quality of health care provided in resource-restricted countries.
LONDON, UK: About 450 million children will be physically and mentally stunted over the next 15 years unless the world takes action to tackle malnutrition, a new report from Save the Children warned on Wednesday, 15 February 2012.
Market commentators are anticipating more clarity from the National Budget Speech regarding the funding mechanism for National Health Insurance (NHI) funding, following the release of its Policy Paper last year.