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UCT body donor programme continues despite ongoing pandemic

UCT's Faculty of Health Sciences has maintained its body donor programme during the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing its physiotherapy, occupational therapy, science and medical students to experience hands-on dissection and practise new surgical techniques...

30 Dec 2020

Struggling to start a family? Wijnland Fertility can help

Globally, fertility is on the decline, and South Africa is no exception. In fact, one in six South African couples will struggle to conceive naturally...

Issued by Ruby Digital 22 Dec 2020

Severe Covid may be caused by 'autoantibodies' - here is what that means

Whether or not a person with COVID-19 develops severe disease depends a lot on how their immune system reacts to the coronavirus...

By Rebecca Aicheler 17 Dec 2020

Studies confirm Daikin's patented streamer technology inactivates more than 99.9% of the coronavirus

A bold statement indeed, but one backed by science. Daikin can now confidently confirm the effectiveness of their patented streamer technology, which successfully inactivates more than 99.9% of the novel coronavirus after irradiating the virus for three hours...

Issued by Daikin 14 Dec 2020

#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

UCT doctoral candidates win L'Oréal-Unesco award

Doaa Ali and Tsaone Tamuhla, two University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD candidates, are recipients of the L'Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science sub-Saharan Africa regional programme Young Talent Awards...

11 Dec 2020

Bloom Financial Services endorses Universal Health Coverage Day

Bloom Financial Services, together with their partner Momentum Health4Me, will be observing the United Nations' Universal Health Coverage Day on 12 December...

Issued by Bloom Financial Services 11 Dec 2020

First phase complete on Entebbe research clinic

The first phase of construction of a $1m research clinic in Entebbe has been completed...

10 Dec 2020

Social norms and poor services drive petty corruption in East Africa's health sector

In East Africa, there are concerns over widespread petty corruption in some of the countries' health and medical services...

By Saba Kassa, Claudia Baez Camargo & Jacopo Costa 7 Dec 2020

How South Africans can use their DNA to be good genomic citizens

In the past few years, people have become fascinated with using their DNA to learn more about themselves, their origins, family trees, predisposition to health conditions and quirky traits...

By Caitlin Uren 3 Dec 2020

Study investigates best treatment options for newborns exposed to HIV

Researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) are searching for the safest and most effective treatment for babies at high risk of contracting HIV...

27 Nov 2020

UKZN and UniZulu researchers discover proteins to fight parasitic disease

Three new classes of detoxification proteins from a human pathogen that causes a serious gastrointestinal disease have been discovered...

24 Nov 2020

Creatives collaborate with scientists on webcomic series Planet Divoc-91

Planet Divoc-91, a nine-part sci-fi satire webcomic series, aims to empower young adults with a platform to engage in conversations about their experiences and views on the coronavirus as well as other issues they face...

20 Nov 2020

Can mobile technology 'vaccinate' SA's private healthcare industry against Covid-19?

Insight Survey's latest SA Private Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2020, carefully unfolds the global and local private healthcare markets, based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 16 Nov 2020



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