Healthcare Trends 2020

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How nutrition education can make a difference to people with HIV in Nigeria

HIV and Aids are still global health problems and sub-Saharan Africa remains the most affected region. Globally, around 770,000 people died from Aids-related conditions in 2018, 160,000 of them in West and Central Africa.

By Temitope Kayode Bello 3 days ago

New decade, new year, shapelier you!

Proven Probiotics ShapeLine is proven to be particularly beneficial for those over 45 years old looking to lose weight - women trying to shift the stubborn 'muffin top' and men looking to reduce their spare tyre...

Issued by ProVen Probiotics 2 days ago

What NHI might look like for the average South African

The NHI Bill will drive a major strengthening of community-based, primary healthcare and reduces that unnecessary hospital-based care that currently wastes so many resources in both the private and public sectors...

By Brian Ruff 3 days ago

New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

20 Feb 2020

3D-printed device makes TB diagnosis faster and simpler

A 3D-printed insert added to simple face-masks is revolutionising the way tuberculosis (TB) is detected...

19 Feb 2020

Clinical trials: how to make informed consent more ethical

It has been illegal to treat humans like guinea pigs since the Nuremberg trials, in which Nazi doctors were punished for doing unspeakable things to prisoners...

By Jeremy Howick 19 Feb 2020

Health facilities on high alert to deal with coronavirus

Although there are no reports or suspected cases of the coronavirus in South Africa, all the country's health facilities are on high alert to deal with any eventuality...

18 Feb 2020

What I've learnt about drug testing in Nigeria over the last 20 years

Poor quality medicine is one of the obstacles to improving health in developing countries. One in 10 medicines may not meet acceptable standards, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

By Sunday Olakunle Idowu 18 Feb 2020

CMS ruling: Patients could demand medical aids pay for treatments

A ruling by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) opens up the potential for members to demand that their medical aid pays for any drug or medical care deemed necessary by a doctor to treat any disease that falls under PMB basket of care...

17 Feb 2020

The search for an effective HIV vaccine continues

An HIV vaccine trial that started in 2016 in South Africa was halted in February 2020. The study sponsors made the call after interim results showed that the vaccine, known as HVTN 702, did not prevent HIV...

14 Feb 2020

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