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Non-medical use of prescription drugs among skilled workers: a pilot study in Nigeria

More than ever, the world is facing a challenge of non-medical use of prescription drugs among people of all ages, genders and occupations. Evidence show that pharmaceutical opioids, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and amphetamines are the most common types of prescription medication used in a non-medical context...

By Samson Femi Agberotimi 25 Jun 2020

Nurses picket over staff shortages at False Bay Hospital

About 25 healthcare workers from False Bay Hospital, mostly nurses, protested on Friday for better personal protective equipment (PPE) and more staff.

By Ashraf Hendricks 22 Jun 2020

Blueprints ready for Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care Hospital

The projected medical facility will be named the Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care Hospital, in recognition of South Africa's first black registered professional nurse...

4 Jun 2020

Covid-19 shows the world needs physicians who can look beyond medical charts

As modern medicine has advanced, so too has our understanding of what affects health. Over recent decades this has generated a number of new fields in medicine. One of the most important that has been born out of the latest generation is social medicine...

By Abebe Bekele & Agnes Binagwaho 4 Jun 2020

South Africa's superhero dietitians

As Covid-19 has spread across the world, we have seen dietitians at the frontlines of the health response supervising life-sustaining nutrition in hospitals and care homes...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 1 Jun 2020

Challenger Type - The Dramatic Disruptor

Breaking through by changing behaviour...

Issued by eatbigfish 1 Jun 2020

Dr. Pixley Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital fast-tracked for June opening

The R3bn Dr. Pixley Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital in KwaMashu north of Durban, originally scheduled for completion by November, has been fast-tracked to open by June...

29 May 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

SABS approves standard for reusable sanitary towels

Government has welcomed the announcement of washable reusable sanitary towel standard by the South African Bureau of Standards...

29 May 2020

Making sense of the numbers - cases, co-morbidities and costs

As the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 21,000, both public and private healthcare is going to be under constant pressure...

Issued by Bonitas 26 May 2020

Smart helmet capable of mass temperature screening comes to SA

A smart helmet that can scan the temperatures of up to 200 people every minute is now available in South Africa...

21 May 2020

Findings from St Augustine's Covid-19 outbreak

An investigation into the Covid-19 outbreak that led to the closure of Netcare St Augustine's Hospital in Durban found that, between 9 March and 30 April 2020, there were 119 confirmed cases identified at the hospital...

21 May 2020

New research suggests SA's ban on cigarette sales is failing

Despite the ban on tobacco sales during the national lockdown, more than 90% of smokers have been able to purchase cigarettes during the period...

19 May 2020

Dis-Chem to acquire Baby City for R430m

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is set to acquire Baby City and its network of 33 stores from founder shareholders, the Aronoff family, for R430m...

15 May 2020

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