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#OrchidsandOnions: Duo of health ads, take a bow

The Onion goes to Windhoek Lager, for relying on automatic 'programmatic' digital advertising, which damages the brand...

By Brendan Seery 13 hours ago

Mediclinic begins operations from new Stellenbosch hospital

Mediclinic moved into its new Stellenbosch-based hospital in June this year. The 16,000m2 development was purpose-built for the private hospital group by Atterbury and its partners...

18 hours ago

Bonitas annual results 2018 - Good vital signs

Bonitas Medical Fund (the Scheme) reported its financial results for 2018 announcing bolstered reserves from R4bn in 2017 to R4.13bn in 2018, despite difficult trading conditions...

Issued by Bonitas 13 hours ago

Health professionals exposed to high risk of violence and aggression

Dealing with violence and aggression is a difficult area for health professionals, as guidelines are neither consistently applicable nor explicit.

17 hours ago

Leishmaniasis needs more attention: it causes skin lesions, and can kill

Leishmaniasis ranks on the World Health Organisation's list of neglected tropical diseases, along with the usual suspects such as dengue, chikungunya and rabies...

By Ramona Hurdayal & Raphael Taiwo Aruleba 1 day ago

DoH to tackle staff shortages

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the department has made dealing with staff shortages a priority for the year ahead...

12 Jul 2019

South African researchers develop quicker way to detect drug resistance

It is crucial to monitor patients taking the new drug for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), bedaquiline, to prevent resistance...

By Elsabé Brits 11 Jul 2019

NHI Bill approved for submission to Parliament

Cabinet has approved the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill of 2018 for tabling in Parliament, following its release for public consultation last year...

11 Jul 2019

SA students are facing a mental health crisis

From dealing with the stress of exams to coping with the anxiety of building a successful future, students tend to have a lot on their plates...

Issued by Vega School 10 Jul 2019

How the DRC's Ebola crisis has led to children dying from measles

Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus...

By Benjamin Kagina 10 Jul 2019

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