Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017. This is according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse May 2018 report, which provides a macro-economic analysis of retail spending trends in South Africa.
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A key hormone receptor evolved quickly as our early humans migrated from Africa, producing localised gene changes that may affect modern women's risk of preterm birth, according to a Stanford-led study.
Erin Digitale 1 day ago
Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them.
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Cuban medical missions abroad are perhaps one of the most significant legacies of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. The programme involves Cuban doctors offering health care services in host countries, often in impoverished rural communities where there's little access.
Rich Warner 13 Jul 2018
Given the increased focus in South Africa on identifying people living with HIV who remain undiagnosed, and on improving uptake of antiretroviral treatment (ART), Shout-It-Now has designed a new community-based HIV screening and immediate ART initiation service that dovetails with the goals and services of the public health system in Gauteng.
13 Jul 2018
A new rapid test that is able to diagnose TB meningitis - a major cause of death in Southern Africa - within two hours is currently undergoing validation to enter the global market.
12 Jul 2018
Cipla Foundation's initiative, Sha'p Left, won the certificate of excellence award in the healthcare category at the recent annual 2018 Vision 2030 awards ceremony.
Cipla 12 Jul 2018
Imagine a world where smart pantries sense when you are running out of your favourite food and order more of it, without you lifting a finger. Where intelligent robots roam your grocery store, ever at your service. Where dynamic food pricing changes minute-to-minute depending on the weather outside, or what the store down the road is offering.
Kathryn Backholer 11 Jul 2018
Countries plagued by corruption can attest to the fact that, once it becomes entrenched, it can be found in all sectors of an economy. But in low and middle income countries the health sector is particularly vulnerable, according to Transparency International. This is because competence and integrity are undermined by poor working conditions and weak systems.
11 Jul 2018
Haneen Khreis and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen 10 Jul 2018
A pilot programme that aims to increase access to care for non-communicable disease (NCDs) in South Africa will be introduced to the Kwamakhutha Community in eThekwini District and focus on integrating screening, treatment and prevention of diabetes and hypertension within established primary and community care systems.
10 Jul 2018
An international study has confirmed that drinking alcohol and smoking during pregnancy is detrimental to the unborn baby. In fact, even more so than previously thought.
Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2018