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Fab fact from Adco CBD
Fab fact from Adco CBD

According to a recent online survey, almost 62% of CBD users reported using CBD to treat a medical condition, particularly pain, anxiety and depression...

Issued by Adco CBD 24 Mar 2021

Dr Mohammed Rassool, deputy director, and Dr Pauline Howell, senior medical officer, Clinical HIV Research Unit
#WorldTBDay2021: Dramatic strides in research, but with challenges

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the country's TB programme, and led to a decline in the diagnosis rate. Now it seems that the health system is seeing an increase in patients presenting with more advanced TB...

By Mohammed Rassool & Pauline Howell 24 Mar 2021

If left untreated, latent TB infection can progress to TB disease.
Mujahid Safodien/AFP via Getty Images
TB treatments are notoriously hard to stick to: shorter regimens offer a breakthrough

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of illness and death around the world. In 2019, 10-million people fell ill with TB and close to 1.4-million people died. Most (95%) of the cases are in low- and middle-income countries...

By Violet Chihota 23 Mar 2021

What are the emotional needs of someone with dementia?
What are the emotional needs of someone with dementia?

As dementia affects the brain, your loved one with the condition can go through changes in their behaviour and emotional needs. Meeting these emotional needs might not be as simple for those closest to them...

Issued by Livewell 23 Mar 2021

How Covid-19 has changed our thinking
How Covid-19 has changed our thinking

How could we foresee the potential devastation that a global pandemic would create? Covid has been a bitter learning curve and forced us to think deeply about the future needs for healthcare services...

Issued by Strategic Business Services 19 Mar 2021

A tribute to a giant in the palliative care community
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

Professor Marc Mendelson, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital
Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, says Professor Marc Mendelson

Scientists are predicting that the social gatherings associated with the Easter weekend will trigger the third wave of Covid-19, just as the country heads into winter. What are the lessons learned from the second wave?

19 Mar 2021

Study: SA variant could have emerged in E Cape after first wave
Study: SA variant could have emerged in E Cape after first wave

The Covid-19 strain, known as the South African variant, that became dominant in the country towards the end of 2020 may have emerged from the coast of the Eastern Cape after the first wave of pandemic. ..

18 Mar 2021

Uber offers 1 million rides to teachers across the world
Uber offers 1 million rides to teachers across the world

Together, Uber and Unesco aim to remove transportation as a barrier to accessing vaccinations for teachers around the world as and when governments allow local teachers to get vaccinated...

By Jenna Delport 18 Mar 2021

New York Festivals Advertising Awards' 2021 Healthcare executive jury
New York Festivals Advertising Awards' 2021 Healthcare executive jury

New York Festivals Advertising Awards has announced the 20-member Healthcare executive jury of global creative leaders recruited to judge entries submitted into its expanded healthcare categories...

18 Mar 2021

Covid-19 vaccination is slower on the African continent than in high income countries. Shutterstock
Interested in vaccine rollouts across Africa? Here's a map to guide you

Most developed countries are in the advanced stages of Covid-19 vaccination rollouts. But a large number of developing countries, including most across Africa, are still at the early stages, mainly due to a shortage of shots...

By Benjamin Kagina 18 Mar 2021

Are tailored supplements best suited to meet SA's market needs?
Are tailored supplements best suited to meet SA's market needs?

The South African Supplements Market Report 2021 provides a dynamic synthesis of industry research, examining the local and global supplements industry from a uniquely holistic perspective...

Issued by Insight Survey 17 Mar 2021

Sahpra approves Section 21 use of Pfizer vaccine
Sahpra approves Section 21 use of Pfizer vaccine

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has approved the Section 21 application for Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine...

17 Mar 2021

Technology, intra-continental trade key to effective Covid-19 vaccination rollout
Technology, intra-continental trade key to effective Covid-19 vaccination rollout

As countries across Africa roll out vaccines to combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is becoming increasingly evident that the continent is in desperate need of ICT systems and healthcare solutions that can support mass vaccination programmes...

By Praba Moonsamy 17 Mar 2021

Regent Business School pays tribute to healthcare workers with limited study offer
Regent Business School pays tribute to healthcare workers with limited study offer

In the run up to World Health Day on 7 April 2021, Regent Business School has halved the cost of its Higher Certificate in Healthcare Services Management...

Issued by Regent Business School 17 Mar 2021

Train passengers carried out a Covid-19 detection test with the GeNose C19 screening at Pasar Turi Station, Surabaya, February 15, 2021.
ANTARA FOTO/Didik Suhartono/rwa
Indonesian-made Covid-19 breathalyser sensitivity comparable to RT-PCR

A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, global testing capacity sadly mimics countries' GDP per capita. Testing requires money, and rich countries can spend more on tests than middle-income and poor countries...

17 Mar 2021

New compliance standard for hand sanitisers - SABS
New compliance standard for hand sanitisers - SABS

The SABS has issued a new standard for hand sanitisers, which manufacturers of these products and employers distributing them in the workplace should comply with...

By Kate Collier, Shane Johnson, and Matthew Ilsley 16 Mar 2021

Take your brand and business marketing to the next level
Take your brand and business marketing to the next level

Unlike other channels, Press Office newsrooms on Bizcommunity are an owned asset for brands, the place where PR or brand communications teams can communicate whatever, however and whenever they want...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 16 Mar 2021

Dr Nadia Swart
#BehindtheMask: Dr Nadia Swart, flight doctor, Netcare 911

Dr Nadia Swart recently made her milestone 100th mercy mission as a flight doctor with Netcare 911. We go behind the mask to find out more about how she landed (pun intended) her dream job that combines her three loves...

By Nicci Botha 16 Mar 2021

Boost immunity for double whammy of third Covid wave and winter
Boost immunity for double whammy of third Covid wave and winter

A clinical review recommends that healthy nutrition and supplementation with vitamins, minerals and probiotics may benefit immunity and prevent or ease viral infections...

Issued by Leap Communications 15 Mar 2021

Dr Cyprian Ngong, a staff member of National Hospital, Abuja, receives Covid-19 vaccine. Adam Abu-basha/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Nigeria at sixes and sevens on Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Nigeria has started to vaccinate people after receiving its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines. Virologist and senior research fellow Dr Solomon Bakarey provides some insights on how the country should go about the rollout plan...

By Solomon Bakarey 15 Mar 2021

The WHO recommends that TB prevalence surveys be done in high burden countries. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
First ever national survey shows the extent of South Africa's TB problem

South Africa's long-awaited tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey results were recently released. This is the first national prevalence survey of its kind for TB in South Africa...

By Emily B Wong & Alison Grant 15 Mar 2021

UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research project
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

Antiretroviral treatment found to reduce risk of developing active TB - study
Antiretroviral treatment found to reduce risk of developing active TB - study

Research has discovered that antiretroviral treatment (ART) reduces the risk of developing active TB in HIV co-infected people by reducing the activation of the body's immune response...

11 Mar 2021

Government expects to vaccinate 65% of population
Government expects to vaccinate 65% of population

Government remains committed to vaccinate 40 million people, as per the original plan, by the end of the year to help the country reach herd immunity...

11 Mar 2021

Cohsasa elects new leaders
Cohsasa elects new leaders

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa) has elected Dr Bradley Beira and Nhlanhla Nene as its new chairperson and vice-chairperson, respectively...

Issued by COHSASA 10 Mar 2021

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Distributing Covid-19 vaccines - how the aviation industry prepared for its biggest logistical challenge yet

The demand for Covid-19 vaccines has seen airlines tap into years of experience to transport pharmaceutical shipments, using cutting-edge technology to distribute vaccines safely

10 Mar 2021

Hydroxychloroquine does not reduce death in Covid-19 cases
International study shows hydroxychloroquine does not reduce Covid-19 deaths

Hydroxychloroquine, the drug touted by former US President Donald Trump as a 'game changer', does not reduce deaths from the virus and may even cause unwanted damage, recent studies have found...

10 Mar 2021

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

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World's first ICU Covid-19 patient long-haul repatriation

Four intensive care unit (ICI) patients were transported from La RĂ©union island in the Indian Ocean to Paris, France in the first such long-haul Covid-19 evacuation...

9 Mar 2021



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