Will innovative trends help to further boost SA's vitamins industry?

As the lifestyle of individuals become increasingly busy, many are seeking more efficient ways to remain fit and healthy, while also boosting their energy levels...

Issued by Insight Survey 1 day ago

International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development...

1 day ago

Is sugar tax really a health measure or a tax income stream?

The initial consideration behind the sugary beverages levy (SBL) was as a deterrent to reduce lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity, but it's potentially evolving into a money spinner for Sars...

1 day ago

Tech startups have two days left to enter the Sanofi Healthcare Innovation Challenge

Sanofi a leading life-sciences company, is looking to partner with Africa's startups to assist in finding innovative solutions to improve healthcare in Africa...

Issued by Britespark Communications 14 Feb 2019

Why anti-vaccine beliefs and ideas spread so fast on the internet

There's been a recent increase globally in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases....

By Marina Joubert & Francois van Schalkwyk 14 Feb 2019

Minister disappointed by non-payment of doctors

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says he is disappointed and highly distressed to learn that some intern and community service doctors who started work in January, have not been paid their salaries...

13 Feb 2019

Motsoaledi outlines NHI war room plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) last week that in 2019 government will take a significant step towards universal health coverage that will bring quality healthcare to all South Africans...

12 Feb 2019

Why Ebola vaccine on trial in the DRC is raising hopes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised that an experimental vaccine is playing a major role in controlling the spread of Ebola...

By Shirin Ashraf & Arthur Wickenhagen 11 Feb 2019

Junior doctors get paid at last

The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed that all medical interns and community service candidates registered with the Health Professions Council have been paid...

11 Feb 2019

President sets up NHI war room

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he has established a war room in the Presidency to deal with the country's healthcare crisis and the National Health Insurance (NHI)...

8 Feb 2019

Post-surgical death stats higher than TB, malaria & HiV combined

A study by researchers at UCT and University of Birmingham shows that 4.2-million people die each year within 30 days of surgery, more than from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined (2.9-million)...

7 Feb 2019

Weighing up the costs of treating lifestyle diseases in South Africa

Economic growth, accompanied by a fall in infectious diseases over the past two decades, has changed the profile of the biggest to the health of people living in low and middle-income countries...

7 Feb 2019

Why delays to fixing healthcare are bad news for South Africans

The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa's private health sector has been delayed again...

By Wezile Chitha 5 Feb 2019

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