Healthcare Trends 2018

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Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

2 days ago

Putting money where the mouth is - sugar, public health and the advertising industry

Changing behaviour is difficult - particularly amidst million-dollar advertising onslaughts...

By Deborah Minors 3 days ago

Drug firm has a plan to bypass tap water

Aspen Pharmacare's Cape Town-based subsidiary, Fine Chemicals Corporation, is so concerned about risks posed by the region's drought that it is investing in new infrastructure...

3 days ago

How corporate SA can transition towards customer centricity and embrace the global paradigm

If your company is not thinking about embracing the global paradigm towards customer centricity, you should spend your remaining profits building a time machine to review the moments that lead to your demise...

By Matthew Westaway 17 Jan 2018

Researchers identify gene linked with lower asthma risk

A gene associated with lower asthma risk and its role in the disease's progression has been identified by researchers from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, opening a new potential pathway for treatment.

17 Jan 2018

Barney Selebano resigns from Gauteng health department

Suspended Gauteng health department head Dr Barney Selebano has resigned. This was confirmed by a senior official in the department...

By Penwell Dlamini 17 Jan 2018

IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare to feature international health experts

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) brings you the first IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare which takes place at the Durban International Conference Centre from 19-21 February...

Issued by COHSASA 3 days ago

Gauteng Health invests R36m in cancer facility

An advanced oncology facility, costing R36m, has opened at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital (GDMAH) in Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane...

16 Jan 2018

Tapping into medical tourism

Foreign spending on medical care in South Africa has increased from R582m to approximately R916m in 2015...

15 Jan 2018

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.

15 Jan 2018

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...

15 Jan 2018

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...

15 Jan 2018

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...

12 Jan 2018

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...

12 Jan 2018

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 12 Jan 2018

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...

12 Jan 2018

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: 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

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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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