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Ignored fungal infections kill more people annually than HIV and malaria combined

Recently published estimates put the burden of disease due to fungal infection in South Africa at more than 3 million cases per year. These figures are especially shocking given that prior to 1980, fungal infections were not a major health problem...

By Carolina Pohl-Albertyn, Issued by University of the Free State 10 Sep 2020

Indoor air pollution more toxic than outdoors

SA pharmacist Giulia Criscuolo says eliminating indoor, airborne allergens by using essential oil sprays such as Puressentiel may counter respiratory allergies, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Leap Communications 28 Aug 2020

Local biotech company seeks government support, as it launches new Covid-19 testing technology that will allow for affordable mass testing

Cape Town-based Biotech Africa is launching a new testing platform that will allow for the ultra-high throughput of Covid-19 tests, at a fraction of the current testing costs...

Issued by Ninety9cents 25 Aug 2020

Nurses awareness on Covid-19 limited, survey finds

While the majority of medical practitioners are confident of their knowledge of Covid-19, nurses have expressed inferior awareness of the virus, a survey has revealed...

7 Aug 2020

Compensation for catching Covid-19 at work: new COIDA directive

The Department of Employment and Labour has issued revised guidelines on how to submit claims to the Compensation Fund for Covid-19 contracted in the workplace...

By Kate Collier, Shane Johnson, Mbali Nkosi, and Tsholofelo Mofokeng 6 Aug 2020

WHO surge team expected in SA

The first team of experts from the World Health Organisation, who will assist South Africa in its fight against coronavirus, is set to arrive in the country today...

5 Aug 2020

Why Africa needs more antibiotic trials involving children

The information generated by testing and a review of bloodstream pathogen sensitivity data at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme over the last 20 years has shown why there should be more clinical trials involving children, especially in low-income countries...

By Pui-Ying Iroh Tam 4 Aug 2020

Breastfeeding and Covid-19: Busting the myths

One of the most damaging falsehoods to emerge has been that Covid-19 positive moms can transmit the virus through breast milk to their little ones, and should stop breastfeeding...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 4 Aug 2020

How Covid-19 threatens efforts to contain HIV/Aids in South Africa

When the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread rapidly across the globe, scientists expressed concern that people living with HIV would be particularly severely affected...

By Nesri Padayatchi & Kogie Naidoo 21 Jul 2020

Covid-19: Companies sell unnecessary "deep cleans" with exaggerated claims

Regular cleaning with standard household products is sufficient.

By Natasha Bolognesi 7 Jul 2020

Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under Level 3 lockdown...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 May 2020

Sha'p Left to help scale up Covid-19 testing

To support the government's objective of increased testing to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak effectively, the Cipla Foundation in partnership with the Western Cape Government Health Department, has rolled out four screening and testing units in the Overberg district...

Issued by Cipla 20 Apr 2020

Coronavirus risks forcing South Africa to make health trade-offs it can ill afford

South Africa's health authorities are testing, quarantining and treating individuals who have been exposed to the new coronavirus. And the country is in lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread...

By Karen Hofman & Susan Goldstein 17 Apr 2020

CareerJunction helps fill medical vacancies during Covid-19 crisis

As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds in South Africa and we all deal with the socio-economic and mental impact of being under lockdown, CareerJunction has been working behind the scenes to assist the Government's healthcare system with the recruitment of medical staff...

Issued by CareerJunction 8 Apr 2020

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