The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has developed a series of standards that aim to enable all persons with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of life - social, economic, political, academic, leisure and any other activity enjoyed by able-bodied people.
9 Dec 2013 18:11
A single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, has been shown to enhance brain activity while processing social information in children with autism spectrum disorders.
3 Dec 2013 15:51
"Only the people can liberate themselves from the AIDS epidemic." This was the motto with which Humana People to People started its campaign against the HIV epidemic in year 2000 under the name Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE). Since then more than 14 million people in southern Africa has been reached by the program, 4.5 million people in South Africa alone.
3 Dec 2013 16:47
A molecule that helps cancer cells to keep dividing could be a promising target for new treatments, according to research published in the journal Oncogene.
3 Dec 2013 16:13
Scientists are a step closer to understanding how some of the brain's 100 billion nerve cells co-ordinate their communication. The study is published in the journal Cell Reports.
3 Dec 2013 16:03
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says government will over the next year strive to medically circumcise one million men through its Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) campaign.
By Gabi Khumalo 2 Dec 2013 09:46
Finding major new clues to the origins of autism, a Yale-led team of researchers has pinpointed which cell types and regions of the developing human brain are affected by gene mutations linked to autism. They report their findings in the 21 November 2013 issue of the journal Cell.
By Bill Hathaway 26 Nov 2013 16:18
The amendment of the General Regulations Made in Terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965, published in the Government Gazette on 15 November 2013, is largely aimed at bringing complementary medicines into the ambit of Act; however, there are also consequences for the manufacturers of allopathic medicines.
22 Nov 2013 17:25
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, while another Danish study found that two glasses of wine a day can double the risk for allergy symptoms.
5 Dec 2013 10:24
The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma last week and once the commencement date is proclaimed‚ companies will have a year to become fully compliant with the Act or face criminal sanctions and civil damages.
By Amanda Visser 4 Dec 2013 06:48
WINDHOEK - Experts carried out DNA tests on Monday (2 December) in an effort to speedily identify the 33 people who were on a Mozambique Airlines plane that crashed in Namibia killing all on board.
4 Dec 2013 09:04
The Department of Health has rubbished reports that several health facilities have run out of anti-retrovirals (ARVs) or have allowed stocks to diminish.
2 Dec 2013 06:20
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The cost of private health care needs to be reduced to help the National Health Insurance scheme work, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in Johannesburg on Thursday (28 November).
29 Nov 2013 10:00
Financial services group MMI Holdings reported a strong September quarter‚ with total new business recurring premiums increasing by 26% compared with last year.
29 Nov 2013 07:27
South African launched Project Promote, a condom distribution programme at the end of 2011. To date it has distributed 16 million condoms to more than 12,000 local taverns across South Africa, averting more than 30,000 new HIV/Aids infections.
29 Nov 2013 12:44
The Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, has expressed disdain at the latest reports of heinous acts of sexual violence against children.
29 Nov 2013 09:35
Tribal Boyz is calling for anti-rape campaign Real Men Don't Rape to replace national football Fridays and DJs Karabo Ndaba and Jerry Malatji want government and business to support the idea.
28 Nov 2013 10:03
Following on Ascendis Health's successful listing on the JSE Main Board in the pharmaceutical sector at the end of last week, the company has announced the 100% acquisition of specialist medical device company, Surgical Innovations for R336 million.
27 Nov 2013 09:53
Former mine workers and their dependents, who are owed billions in provident and occupational disease fund payments, are paying huge commissions to middlemen to expedite payment.
26 Nov 2013 06:47
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