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We're on the hunt for novel ways to assess the risk of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is characterised by elevated blood glucose levels. This can cause complications that lead to damage to the kidneys, nerves, and the retina in eyes...

By Cecil Jack Weale 14 Apr 2021

New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

By Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

RIP Dr Sindi van Zyl

Tributes are pouring in for Dr Sindi van Zyl. The much-loved healthcare activist, DJ and social media personality lost her battle to Covid-19 on 10 April...

12 Apr 2021

New global partnership sees The Sunflower Fund become DKMS Africa

Following an amalgamation of the two organisations, The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS has now become DKMS Africa, a donor recruitment centre and stem cell registry...

25 Mar 2021

A tribute to a giant in the palliative care community

The palliative care community mourns the recent passing of Dr Sarah Fakoodreen, who passed away suddenly on 14 March 2021...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 19 Mar 2021

UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research project

Cansa is partnering with the UKZN's Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza...

12 Mar 2021

SA's kelp beds may hold key to relief from eczema - research

This powerful kelp ingredient is sustainably harvested before being yield for CEM-K, which is found in the Dermikelp® range of non-chemical alternatives...

Issued by Leap Communications 9 Mar 2021

Despite Covid-19, Sunflower Fund increased donor registrations since lockdown

The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS increased its stem cell donors by 9,000 since the start of the lockdown in 2020...

4 Mar 2021

Effective management of water in dialysis augments better outcomes

Water is the foundation of life making it a perfect breeding ground for infection, microbial growth and antibiotic resistant pathogens. Water, also being the foundation for dialysis, plays the most important role for successful patient care...

Issued by GO Content Lab 3 Mar 2021

What you need to know about dementia and diabetes

While there is no proven direct link between diabetes being a direct causal factor of dementia, the number of type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising...

Issued by Livewell 29 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

14 Dec 2020

Inadequate healthcare measurement puts patients at risk in Global South

Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension are major causes of death and disability, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)...

18 Nov 2020

Diabetes prevention and care needs more nurses with extra training and support

As the world grapples with Covid-19, a quieter and even more ferocious pandemic ravages the globe. Type 2 diabetes rates continue to soar internationally, linked to lifestyle factors such as poor diet, excessive sugary drink consumption, being sedentary, stress and smoking...

By Sundeep Ruder 16 Nov 2020

Why testing my DNA was the best thing I ever did

Tomorrow, 14 November 2020, is World Diabetes Day and I'd like to share why these three simple steps have changed my life...

By Jenny Griesel, Issued by Jenny Griesel Communications 13 Nov 2020

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