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University collaboration reaches promising Covid-19 vaccine results
University collaboration reaches promising Covid-19 vaccine results

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the North-West University (NWU) jointly announced "very promising first results" from preclinical trials on a new Covid-19 vaccine candidate on Tuesday, 8 June...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 10 Jun 2021

Cape Town International Convention Centre. Photo: Wikipedia
CTICC to become one of first 'vaccination centres of hope'

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is being converted into a mass vaccination site, which at its peak will vaccinate over 4,000 people a day...

10 Jun 2021

5 benefits of CBD
5 benefits of CBD

Do you suffer from the misery of pain, inflammation, anxiety, stress, or insomnia? Take a leaf out of Mother Nature's book and turn to CBD as an alternative therapy to treat a range of conditions...

Issued by ADCO CBD 9 Jun 2021

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize receives the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination at the Khayelitsha Hospital near Cape Town, South Africa, February 17, 2021. Gianluigi Guercia/Reuters
South Africa's health minister put on special leave over graft allegations

President Cyril Ramaphosa put his health minister, Zweli Mkhize, on special leave on Tuesday, after allegations that his department irregularly awarded Covid-19-related contracts

By Nqobile Dludla 9 Jun 2021

Covax is failing to halt the Covid-19 pandemic: here's why, and how to fix it
Covax is failing to halt the Covid-19 pandemic: here's why, and how to fix it

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently called for an accelerated global effort to distribute vaccines to end the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Monica de Bolle 9 Jun 2021

Six-month treatment effective for multi-drug-resistant TB, study finds
Six-month treatment effective for multi-drug-resistant TB, study finds

A study has revealed that a novel six-month treatment regimen is effective for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)...

8 Jun 2021

Coenie Smith, national manager: medical professionals, Nedbank
Investing in your medical practice requires a clear view of your needs and goals

Setting up and running a medical practice is a totally different process from establishing most other types of businesses...

By Coenie Smith 7 Jun 2021

Wear your sassiest mismatched socks to support our healthcare workers
Wear your sassiest mismatched socks to support our healthcare workers

During these unprecedented times, our healthcare workers have shown that superheroes don't always wear capes...

Issued by Cipla 7 Jun 2021

A health worker examines a child for signs of trachoma Joe McNally/Getty Images
How The Gambia beat trachoma, an infection that causes blindness

The government of The Gambia recently announced that the country had eliminated trachoma...

By Musa Mutali 7 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Meet the bright mind behind medicine delivery app PharmaGo
#YouthMatters: Meet the bright mind behind medicine delivery app PharmaGo

Raees Carim was just 20 years old when he created PharmaGo, a mobile app that facilitates same-day and next-day deliveries of essential and over-the-counter medications to customers in need...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Jun 2021

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Vaccinations will open up the country and our economy

South Africa is now three weeks into its rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations to those aged 60 and above, having just completed vaccinating almost 500,000 frontline healthcare workers through the Sisonke Study...

4 Jun 2021

The next pandemic is already happening - targeted disease surveillance can help prevent it
The next pandemic is already happening - targeted disease surveillance can help prevent it

As more and more people around the world are getting vaccinated, one can almost hear the collective sigh of relief. But the next pandemic threat is likely already making its way through the population right now...

By Maureen Miller 3 Jun 2021

Youth to 'draw the line' against malaria
Youth to 'draw the line' against malaria

With 74% of Africans now aged under 35, the youth are powerful agents of change...

3 Jun 2021

Unpacking terminology around a healthy vagina
Unpacking terminology around a healthy vagina

If you want to keep your vagina healthy, it helps to have a firm grasp on vaginal terminology so you can better understand what's normal and what's not. We unpack the terminology around a healthy vagina...

Issued by GynaGuard 3 Jun 2021

Coronavirus variants have new names: we can finally stop stigmatising countries
Coronavirus variants have new names: we can finally stop stigmatising countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a new naming system for the coronavirus that uses Greek letters to refer to the different variants...

By Ed Feil 3 Jun 2021

Nurses Maxine MacNamara (left), Clare Wepener, and Nicky Krynauw, who work at Life Healthcare’s Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Pinelands. Photos: Ashraf Hendricks
What it's like being a nurse during a pandemic

"It is always hectic in the trauma ward, but what happened during the peak of the pandemic will always stick with me ... We kept getting patients who were already dead"...

By James Stent & Mary-Anne Gontsana 2 Jun 2021

The first clubfoot training webinar
The first clubfoot training webinar

World Clubfoot Day takes place on 3 June 2021. This globally recognised day both celebrates the birthdate of the pioneering Dr Ignaçio Ponseti and highlights the highly treatable clubfoot condition...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 1 Jun 2021

Could a simple pill beat Covid-19? Pfizer is giving it a go
Could a simple pill beat Covid-19? Pfizer is giving it a go

While the focus has been largely on vaccines, you might have also heard Pfizer is trialling a pill to treat Covid-19...

By Peter Wark 1 Jun 2021

Image source: Getty/Gallo
There are alternate solutions to SA's ill-fated NHI

Although the country's proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) is unaffordable, legally ill-considered, and would not achieve its stated aims, the are real working solutions to provide universal health coverage to all South Africans...

31 May 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
SA moves to adjusted Covid-19 Alert Level 2

South Africa has moved to Adjusted Alert Level 2 today to combat the rising number of Covid-19 infections in some regions of the country...

31 May 2021

Ebola survivors: their health struggles and how best to support them
Ebola survivors: their health struggles and how best to support them

West Africa's Ebola outbreak between 2013 and 2016 was the most widespread in the history of the disease. By the end of the outbreak, more than 28,000 people were infected and 11,000 succumbed to the disease...

By Peter B James, Abdulai Jawo Ba, Amie Steel, Jon Adams & Jon Wardle 28 May 2021

Mark Ainsworth, head, coronavirus research, Schroders
How much of a threat is the India variant?

The news of vaccines sparked joy and relief in many countries, as hopes grew about an end to the pandemic. However, the growth in variants globally has recently dampened spirits...

28 May 2021

New drugs work against the many strains of hepatitis C found in African countries
New drugs work against the many strains of hepatitis C found in African countries

Around the world, 71-million people have been infected with the hepatitis C virus.

By John McLauchlan 27 May 2021

Rand Pharmaceuticals on their way to rapid growth
Rand Pharmaceuticals on their way to rapid growth

The Vumela Fund announced a new partnership with Rand Pharmaceutical Distributors that will see the expansion and growth of this innovative 100% Black-owned-and-managed company...

Issued by Edge Growth 27 May 2021

Bonitas opens private vaccine sites
Bonitas opens private vaccine sites

The first of Bonitas Medical Fund's 30 planned vaccinations sites opened in Roodepoort, Gauteng, last week, from which the fund anticipates initially administering approximately 440 vaccines per day...

By Lee Callakoppen, Issued by Bonitas 26 May 2021

Health minister, Zweli Mkhize
Mkhize: R150m Digital Vibes contract was irregular, denies friendship with directors

The R150m Covid-19 and National Health Insurance communications service contract awarded to Digital Vibes was "irregular" and that disciplinary action against all those implicated is underway...

26 May 2021

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by COHSASA
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by COHSASA

These are the healthcare facilities that have been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 26 May 2021

#StartupStory: EF-Active, a cost-conscious and sustainable hygiene business
#StartupStory: EF-Active, a cost-conscious and sustainable hygiene business

At the height of the 2020 global coronavirus pandemic, a quality, cost-conscious and sustainable hygiene business, EF-Active, was born...

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2021

Digitorials: More than a press release
Digitorials: More than a press release

Introducing the Biz Digitorial: The new product that converts your press releases into dynamic interactive formats...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 May 2021

Shivani Ranchod, CEO, Percept
Tech ticks the boxes for improved primary healthcare

Technology has real potential to effectively deliver primary healthcare across South Africa, and should be used as a road map to better healthcare services for all in the country, according to a study...

26 May 2021






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