Clinics, hospitals and entire countries are actively trying to attract medical tourists through costly advertisement campaigns and other promotional efforts. But what about the friends and family who accompany them?
Valorie A. Crooks 4 Jun 2018
There is a significant need in South Africa for education around respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, according to Dr Shaunagh Emanuel, honorary secretary of the Allergy Society of South Africa...
Cipla 21 Feb 2018
Left untreated, halitosis can cause great distress, anxiety and even isolation. More than that, it can be an indicator of a more serious underlying health concern...
Simonsays Communications 9 Feb 2018
Over-the-counter nasal sprays can be effective in the treatment of allergies, and understanding their benefits and correct usage can help people to alleviate their nasal symptoms...
Cipla 25 Jan 2018
It is now a requirement for airlines to have some form of inflight medical capabilities as well as have medical kits and automatic defibrillators on board due to the high incident rate of medical emergencies aboard aircraft...
14 Jun 2017
Philips South Africa has announced that the winner of its first South African Innovation Fellows Competition is the hearScreen mHealth solution, created by Professor De Wet Swanepoel...
10 Dec 2015
In the Medical category, the KUDUwave, a mobile and lightweight diagnostic audiometer won second prize in this year's Gauteng Accelerator Programme Innovation Awards (GAP)...
10 Dec 2015
NEW YORK CITY, US: US health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced plans to collaborate with Google on surgical robotics...
31 Mar 2015
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
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been admitted to the Milpark Hospital, in Johannesburg...
11 Mar 2015
Oticon took the concept of hearing back to the drawing board and shifted its focus, after research showed that only one in four people who experience a hearing loss actually take the time to address their hearing loss. "That is the reason why many hearing aid devices land up in the drawer, not being used," says Tally Sherban, a Client Relations Executive at Oticon South Africa, a leading hearing aid manufacturer.
24 Oct 2014
Undetected hearing loss in a child will hamper his or her speech and language development and ability to learn, which often leads to communication difficulties and social isolation that has the potential to leave a child bewildered and alone in a world of silence.
23 May 2014
Allergic disorders specifically of the nose are very common in Southern Africa and affect about two out of every ten people according to the Allergy Society of South Africa. But with good technology, tackling household allergens needn't be an impossible task.
11 Apr 2014
McCann Health, a division of McCann Worldgroup, recently won a prestigious Clio award for its work on Merck Sharp Dohme's (MSD) Drixine, a nasal decongestant. McCann Health was acknowledged for the most groundbreaking creative work in late December, 2013.
McCann Johannesburg 18 Feb 2014
Wits students towered head and shoulders above the rest in the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa examination held in October 2013.
9 Jan 2014
A recent Swedish study involving 9 000+ individuals to test the effects of alcohol intake on the upper nasal airways found that people with hay fever were more prone to sneezing and getting a runny nose after a drink.
5 Dec 2013
Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a well-known medical condition, yet its cause is still poorly understood.
12 Nov 2013
According to Dr Mike Levin, allergy advisor to Pharma Dynamics, the sudden appearance of an allergy, despite decades of symptom-free health is not as uncommon as before. Allergies, including those that first appear in adulthood, are on the rise.
25 Sep 2013
Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.
15 Aug 2013
In a new procedure to assist those with specific hearing impairment, the first Bonebridge Conduction Implant system in Africa has been inserted in 23 year-old Petrus Oosthuizen by Dr Duane Mol, the ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon at the surgery at Netcare Union Hospital in Alberton.
24 Jul 2013
PRETORIA: The Speech, Language and Hearing Professional Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has warned the public against purchasing hearing aids or amplifiers directly from retail pharmacies and other non-registered persons.
24 Apr 2013
The emotional and psychological effects of being an allergy sufferer can be debilitating, causing him or her to be shy, stressed, embarrassed, self-conscious and even socially isolated. This is according to a nationwide survey of learners aged between 10 and 18 who suffer from allergies. It also showed that most can 'cope' with the negative effects that allergies have on their school work and sports.
23 Apr 2013
The public is warned against purchasing hearing aids or amplifiers directly from retail pharmacies and other non-registered persons. According to the Speech, Language and Hearing Professional Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) these pharmacies are acting in contravention of the law and these amplifiers could cause irreversible hearing loss to normal hearing members of the public.
23 Apr 2013
Deaf people in Mpumalanga have asked Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana to establish a free SMS line they can use to report crime.
Siphiwe Nyathi 14 Dec 2012
A large-scale South African survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics aimed to assess the extent to which nasal allergies impact on key aspects of life, including mood, romance, work productivity and relationships.
18 Sep 2012
If you're one of the millions of people coughing, sneezing, sputtering, and cursing your body's hypersensitivity to ragweed, trees, and grass this spring, researchers at Yale have what could be considered positive news: Seasonal allergies may be a sign that your immune system is doing what nature intended it to do - protect you against environmental toxins that are far more harmful than pollen. The paper appears in Nature.
Helen Dodson 25 Apr 2012
Yale scientists have discovered the molecular pathway by which maternally inherited deafness appears to occur: Mitochondrial DNA mutations trigger a signaling cascade, resulting in programmed cell death. The study is in the 17 February issue of Cell.
Helen Dodson 20 Feb 2012
The impact of hayfever on school and in particular exam performance has long been a concern of allergy specialists the world over, and new research recently confirmed the serious implications for learners.
11 Nov 2011