Healthcare Trends 2018

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Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics Show

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Friday in Las Vegas, drew some 4,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries and more than 170,000 attendees, showcased some of the latest from the technology world.

22 hours ago

In defence of the fruit fly

Fruit flies are able to inflict immense damage to a wide range of fruit and vegetables, significantly impacting farming, food production and market economics, however...

21 hours ago

Tackling drug-resistant TB through molecular methods

Rapid molecular techniques are the tools Dr Anneke van der Spoel van Dijk uses to investigate the spread of TB in the Free State population...

1 day ago

Aspen claims manipulation

Aspen Pharmacare CEO Stephen Saad says he wants an inquiry into market manipulation after the company's shares slumped on rumours that Viceroy Research was preparing a report on the group...

3 days ago

The One Show Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical jury announced

The One Club for Creativity yesterday announced the jury for its new Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical discipline for The One Show 2018...

3 days ago

WHO recommends shorter catheterisation after urinary fistula repair

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended a seven- to 10-day bladder catheterisation following surgical repair of a simple obstetric urinary fistula to allow complete healing...

3 days ago

Driverless cars could be better or worse for our health - it's up to us

Driverless cars - autonomous vehicles - are coming. The topic is a constant presence in media; The New York Times Magazine recently devoted most of an issue to it...

By Jim Sallis 3 days ago

Birth control injection could increase HIV risk by 40%

Women using the intramuscular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, or DMPA may have a 40% increased risk for HIV infection...

11 Jan 2018

There's more to evidence-based policies than data: why it matters for healthcare

A critical part of reaching the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals in 13 years' time is to ensure that everyone can access equitable and affordable healthcare...

By Aku Kwamie 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Private healthcare in SA - continued decline and a solution

We entered 2017 reeling from a series of double-digit medical insurance premium hikes...

By Dr Brian Ruff 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: High hopes for SA pharmaceutical progress this year

The world is currently benefitting from a wave of pharmaceutical breakthroughs including targetted personalised treatment and biologics...

By Dr Thomas Kowallik 10 Jan 2018

Low single exit price increase will impact smaller players

The 1.26% single exit price (SEP) increase for medicines and scheduled substances in December 2017 is the lowest in a decade...

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Why healthcare cloud solutions are going to skyrocket

An industry-wide demand to use data to improve system efficiency, deliver value-based care and enable productive collaborations is driving investment in cloud solutions...

10 Jan 2018

Listeria contaminated abattoir to remain closed

While it cannot be proven to be the source of the current Listeriosis outbreak, a chicken abattoir will remain closed "in the best interest of public health"...

9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Making obstetrics a team sport

Maternity services in the private sector are in crisis, with many obstetricians leaving active practice and fewer medical graduates opting to specialise in the field...

By Dr Howard Manyonga 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Mind, body and soul - holistic health is the theme of the year

Last year saw all things focused on wellness go mainstream as the public became aware of the benefits of being physically fit and healthy...

By Tumelo Mojapelo 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Plastic surgery and the power of social media

If we talk about trends in plastic surgery we have to talk about social media...

By Frank Graewe 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Five data trends that are influencing healthcare

Technology, data, computing and human power can provide answers for challenges in the healthcare sector, some of which haven't even been thought of yet, as well as offering opportunities for success...

8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Let us lay myths to rest and get on with healthcare provision

At the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) 2017 Conference last year, two private hospital chief executives and the head of the largest medical funder in the country laid to rest the myth that the private sector is implacably opposed to universal healthcare.

By Dr Dumisani Bomela 8 Jan 2018

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International

US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

WASHINGTON - US regulators on Thursday announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it.

22 Dec 2017

#CreativeMorningsCT: TNW's Linda Mertens on mental health, the role of creatives and top 2018 trends

The most recent Creative Mornings talk took place on Thursday, 30 November and featured Linda Mertens from The Next Web (TNW) where she spoke about her initiative, Normaal Gesproken, a project focused on creating an inclusive conversation about mental health.

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Dec 2017

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