Royal London invests in SA insurtech product to cover diabetics
Royal London invests in SA insurtech product to cover diabetics

UK insurer, Royal London, will be adopting a South African designed insurtech platform to extend cover to clients living with diabetes, who were previously considered ‘uninsurable'.

1 day ago

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Gates and Dangote talk health in Africa

Two of the world's richest men, Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote, have spread their philanthropic wings to drive basic healthcare and disease prevention in Africa, here's what they've got to say.

1 day ago

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, creating a system that will eventually, in the not too distant future, become unsustainable.

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

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Hospital front shops help Clicks grow its footprint

Taking over the front shops in Netcare hospitals helped Clicks grow its flagship brand to 600 stores at the end of February, the retail group said in its interim results statement on Friday morning.

3 days ago

Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning
Inspiration for South Africa at Festival of Learning

Challenging times demand new ways of seeing and new ways of being in order to turn things around and create a better future. With every sector of the country in considerable turmoil, a wide range of homegrown solutions, approaches and ideas are on the programme of the upcoming sixth annual Psychology Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology).

Issued by SACAP 3 days ago

ADSA responds to Noakes verdict
ADSA responds to Noakes verdict

The Association for Dietetics in South Africa's (ADSA) says the complaint it laid Professor Tim Noakes was nothing personal, and was made out of concern about giving unconventional infant nutrition advice, especially through social media.

3 days ago

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HPCSA finds for Noakes

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has found Professor Tim Noakes not guilty on a charge of unprofessional conduct, after a protracted hearing.

21 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

Holistic treatment and management of diabetes critical
Holistic treatment and management of diabetes critical

As far back as 2013, The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, warned that a survey by the Human Research Council (HSRC) and The Medical Research Council highlighted that chronic lifestyle diseases in South Africa is an emerging epidemic.

Issued by Bonitas 21 Apr 2017

Professor Vanessa Hayes, head of the Human Comparative and Prostate Cancer Genomics Laboratory at the Garvan Institute
Exposing the prostate cancer genome through mapping

The entire genome of a prostate cancer tumour has been mapped for the first time, in a study by researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, the University of Sydney in Australia and by the University of Pretoria (UP).

21 Apr 2017

In the news - health issues that plague South Africa
In the news - health issues that plague South Africa

In a recent article released by a United States online journal, 24/7 Wall St, it was reported that four of the 10 world's unhealthiest nations are the African nations of South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique. Sadly, the issues that plague nations like South Africa are literally as well as figuratively a world away from those that plague those in highly developed countries like the United States and England.

Issued by Monetary Library 21 Apr 2017

Infection prevention and control management of Mediclinic Cape Town receives Quality Award
Infection prevention and control management of Mediclinic Cape Town receives Quality Award

Proud members of the Mediclinic Cape Town management team gathered in the hospital's boardroom on Monday, April 10 2017, to hear who had received the Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophy from the CEO of the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa, Jacqui Stewart. It turned out to be the Clinical Risk Manager and her team, Karin Coetzee.

Issued by COHSASA 20 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week
Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017