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Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

The Grand Prix for Good-winning work.
#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France...

By Ann Nurock 3 days ago

Minister of science and technology, Naledi Pandoor
SA signs innovation agreement with Novartis

A high-level MoU on medical research and development has been signed between the SAMRC, the DST and Novartis...

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2017

SU's second successful penis transplant
SU's second successful penis transplant

Stellenbosch University's faculty of medicine and health sciences announced today that it has performed a second successful penile transplant...

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare
#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare

Leaders in the healthcare sector will meet at the seventh annual Africa Health Exhibition & Congress, 7-9 June 2017, at the Gallagher Convention Centre...

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system
Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system

South Africa's private healthcare sector is under severe pressure, particularly with rampant inflation tracking at rates higher than CPI...

By Nicci Botha 24 Apr 2017

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Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 21 Apr 2017

Nick Walker
Nick Walker's master plan to cure HIV

Last year's SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge winner, Nick Walker, chats about his stem cell bank concept that could cure HIV...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Henk Meintjes, head of risk product development, Liberty
Cancer still tops insurance claims list

An increase in cancer-related insurance claims might not necessarily be a bad thing...

By Nicci Botha 3 Apr 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope
#BrandManagerMonth: CANSA, spreading a message of hope

With an 85-year history, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) brand is firmly entrenched in South African society...

By Sindy Peters 29 Mar 2017

HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex
HPV vaccine is about cancer, not sex

Part of the reason Dr Kenneth Alexander visited South Africa is to figure out how the country went about successfully implementing an HPV vaccine programme...

By Nicci Botha 13 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?
#DesignMonth: What's in your lunch box?

FOODwelove aims to change how offices eat by offering desk jockeys the option to have a healthy and wholesome lunch delivered in a cleverly designed box, straight to their desk...

By Cari Coetzee 20 Feb 2017

#UrbanHealth: Collaboration key in achieving SDGs, New Urban Agenda
#UrbanHealth: Collaboration key in achieving SDGs, New Urban Agenda

Collaboration between the urban development and health sectors is key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Habitat's New Urban Agenda...

By Sindy Peters 10 Feb 2017

#WorldCancerDay: Cancer Alliance speaks with one voice
#WorldCancerDay: Cancer Alliance speaks with one voice

A 2012 study by The Lancet predicted that South Africa could see a shocking 78% increase in the number of cancer cases by 2030...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

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Patents and access to medicine

Rights activist group, Fix the patent laws, is taking a stand to get the South African law on medicine patents changed...

By Nicci Botha 2 Feb 2017

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CMS head Humphrey Zokufa dies

The recently appointed head of the CMS, Dr Humphrey Zokufa, died on Sunday after a short illness...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jan 2017

Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit
Sugar wars: Coke faces first salvo in US false advertising lawsuit

Coca-Cola's claims that their SSBs are not linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease will be tested in a lawsuit...

By Sharon Snell 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Sustainability requires innovation
#BizTrends2017: Sustainability requires innovation

In the next decade the South African healthcare industry will look very different...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Jan 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Drug education and why it is important to every individual

With illegal drugs easily made available to anyone looking for them, it is important that people focus on raising awareness about the dangers of drugs and drug abuse...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 23 Dec 2016

An about face about non-invasive plasma soft surgery
An about face about non-invasive plasma soft surgery

I'm of an age now where my face is a little blurred around the edges, but I'd never considered doing anything about it until now...

By Nicci Botha 5 Dec 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Tips to help you promote chiropractic clinic businesses

Promoting a chiropractic clinic in the modern age is all about building a good online brand. Let us focus on some simple promotion tips to jump-start the entire business...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Nov 2016

I had to die first, to write this article
I had to die first, to write this article

And the very thing that brought me back to life - will do just the same for your brand during this difficult time. My name is Conn Bertish - I am a brain cancer survivor, creative strategist and founder of Cancer Dojo - the first project of my resilience-building content agency, HTK - (Harder To Kill)...

By Conn Bertish 18 Nov 2016

Urgent need to restructure SA's organ transplant process
Urgent need to restructure SA's organ transplant process

The drop in the number of organ transplants is indicative of a need to change the procurement process under the auspices of a new authority...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Nov 2016

Bonitas and LMS join forces amid a stressed economy
Bonitas and LMS join forces amid a stressed economy

Medical aids Bonitas and LMS have merged following approval from the Competition Commission...

By Nicci Botha 6 Oct 2016

US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit
US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit

Lawsuits by US states to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for their costs of dealing with prescription drug abuse is on the rise...

By Sharon Snell 26 Sep 2016

To vape or not to vape
To vape or not to vape

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is predicting that this century alone, a billion lives will be lost to smoking. A Billion Lives is a documentary film that examines vaping and e-cigarettes as a healthy alternative to smoking...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Sep 2016

Fixing private healthcare through teamwork
Fixing private healthcare through teamwork

With so much attention on public healthcare, the private sector has slipped under the radar, but it has problems of its own...

By Nicci Botha 9 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

#WomensMonth: Healing hands...and feet
#WomensMonth: Healing hands...and feet

When she's not caring for her patients or teaching future doctors, Dr Karin Baatjes is running to raise funds for prostheses for breast cancer survivors...

By Nicci Botha 23 Aug 2016

Securing the connected hospital: making strides in patient care
Securing the connected hospital: making strides in patient care

The internet of things and pervasive connectivity are changing the risk profile of hospitals, but simultaneously present improved productivity and patient care opportunities...

By Paul Williams 10 Aug 2016

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