|8 May 2012|
|Medical | South Africa
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Abbott Diabetes Care in South Africa has relaunched its Optium glucose meter, blood glucose and ketone test strips under its global FreeStyle brand, adding a functional 'no coding' enhancement to the product that aims to make the use of the FreeStyle Optium Blood Glucose and Ketone Test Strips - and management of diabetes - that much easier for insulin users. Read more >>
Today, 8 May 2012, is World Thalassaemia Day, which aims to create awareness of this inherited blood disorder that affects the lives of thousands. The good news is that the medical management of thalassaemia is improving all the time. In addition, organisations like the South African Thalassaemia Association (SATA) are helping to empower patients and their families by providing support and information about the condition. Read more >>
The Smile Foundation, a South African NGO that assists children with any type of facial conditions, to receive free corrective plastic and reconstructive surgery within South Africa, has partnered with Reggie's, one of South Africa's biggest children's toy and baby products retailers. Read more >>
Compounds found in curry are being investigated as a way of improving drug response in patients with advanced bowel cancer in a new study launched today, 7 May 2012. Read more >>
Save the Children's 13th State of the World's Mothers
report states that South Africa has slipped from a ranking of 19 in 2011 to a ranking of 33 in 2012, on a listing of about 80 less developed countries around the world - showing that South Africa is no longer such a great place to become a mother. Read more >>
The results of a large Cancer Research UK trial have set a new gold standard for treating thyroid cancer, reducing radiation doses to just one third of the current level, according to research in The New England Journal of Medicine. Read more >>
Pharmaceutical manufacturer Adcock Ingram on Thursday, 3 May 2012, opened its newly upgraded Critical Care Factory in Aeroton, Gauteng, after spending R300 million on improving the facility. Read more >>
Another court action over educational quality could be imminent, with a civil rights group seeking answers on the decline of the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture. Read more >>
South Africa's drinking water is among the best in the world, and the country remains among a few in the world where water can still be consumed from the tap, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa said on Monday. Read more >>
Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has called on the international community to include road safety as part of the global development agenda. Read more >>
The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs has committed to ensuring that 55% of women and 2% of people with disabilities benefit from the department's programmes. Read more >>
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