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Child ready to receive measles vaccine, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Christine Stabell Benn, Author provided
Vaccines have health effects beyond protecting against target diseases

A measles vaccine protects against measles infection. By introducing a bit of weakened virus, the immune system learns how to deal with it, so when a real measles virus comes along, it can eliminate it...

By Christine Stabell Benn 1 day ago

A portable DNA sequencer in action. UGA CAES/Extension/Flickr
DNA sequencing can help fight epidemics - but there are privacy risks

As is the case with any disease caused by pathogenic viruses - like Zika or influenza - Ebola spreads dangerously and unpredictably. This makes tracking the movement of viruses around the world a major challenge...

By Liam Shaw & Nicola C Sugden 2 days ago

Dr Dirk Koekemoer
Portable technology takes primary healthcare to the people

Portable medical technology makes it possible to take primary healthcare to low-income populations that frequently have a disproportionate burden of ill health.

9 Jan 2019

Mobility Unlimited Challenge finalists announced
Mobility Unlimited Challenge finalists announced

The Toyota Mobility Foundation launched the $4m global challenge in 2017 in partnership with Nesta, with the aim of improving the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. The five finalists have been revealed...

9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Data is democratising healthcare
#BizTrends2019: Data is democratising healthcare

An explosion in data is driving increased democratisation in healthcare...

7 Jan 2019

Deon Kotze, head of technical marketing at Discovery Health
#BizTrends2019: Medical technology to watch out for

Ground-breaking technologies are empowering healthcare systems and consumers at an unprecedented rate...

By Deon Kotze 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: How AI is reshaping pharmaceutical R&D
#BizTrends2019: How AI is reshaping pharmaceutical R&D

The complex industry/academia/government research framework involved in discovering and developing new therapeutic products makes drug discovery an extremely laborious and costly exercise...

7 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Can patents help regulate future experimentation with designer babies?
Can patents help regulate future experimentation with designer babies?

Jiankui He, an associate professor of bioengineering who is currently on leave from Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen, China, has claimed to be the first to successfully bring to life two genetically-edited twin girls, Lulu and Nana. The objective was to prevent the twin baby girls from acquiring HIV infection by modifying their genes...

By Daniel Mak 5 Dec 2018

Chatbot adoption will shake up the healthcare value chain
Chatbot adoption will shake up the healthcare value chain

Artificial intelligence-powered chatbots will soon become the first responders for citizens' engagements with healthcare providers...

4 Dec 2018

#StartJLM: Reinventing healthcare... it's not as technological as you might think
#StartJLM: Reinventing healthcare... it's not as technological as you might think

On the opening day of Start JLM 2018, Saul Singer, co-author of Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle provided context into the local startup ecosystem, focusing on healthcare, the associated challenges and what he believes is the solution...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2018

#StartJLM: The rise of the startup nation
#StartJLM: The rise of the startup nation

Jerusalem has seen an influx of entrepreneurs emerge over the past six years, especially in medical and biotechnology... Here, an overview of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and the 'rockstars' building the startup nation that is Israel...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2018

MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Partners for 2018
MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Partners for 2018

MediFin Financial Services has again awarded their most loyal partners. These prestigious awards recognise their top partners who display great customer service, strategic alliance and top affiliate behaviour...

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 21 Nov 2018

Rifut Atun
The big 3 questions on healthcare and AI

In an October 22, 2018 article in the Journal of Global Health, Rifat Atun, professor of global health systems at Harvard Chan School, and co-authors write that machine learning has the potential to transform health systems...

By Karen Feldscher 21 Nov 2018

Jamani Caillet/EPFL
Spinal implant breakthroughs are helping people with paraplegia walk again

Someone in the world suffers a spinal cord injury every one to two minutes, often leading to irreversible and life-changing loss of movement and feeling...

19 Nov 2018

Using the eye to "see" diseases of the brain
Using the eye to "see" diseases of the brain

The eye is often quoted as the window to the soul, but paediatric neurosurgeon, Dr Llewellyn Padayachy, believes it is also the window to the brain...

16 Nov 2018

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Honoris United Universities announces two major developments

Honoris United Universities has officially opened its Medical Simulation Centre in Tunis. Secondly, Upsat has joined Honoris' network...

13 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2018

New technology treats brain tumour.. remotely
New technology treats brain tumour.. remotely

An oncologist based in Port Elizabeth has successfully treated a patient's brain tumour 1,000km away, using new remote technologies and surgery-free gamma radiation equipment...

8 Nov 2018

Airbus launches white paper on aerospace technologies in Africa
Airbus launches white paper on aerospace technologies in Africa

Airbus released The Great Enabler: Aerospace in Africa, a white paper on the role of aerospace technologies in Africa...

31 Oct 2018

False positive results have raised questions about home pregnancy tests. flickr/Rebecca
DIY medical tests: why some are safer than others

Recent media reports revealed that digital home pregnancy tests being sold at leading pharmacies in South Africa and the UK were consistently giving false positive results...

By Glenda Mary Davison 30 Oct 2018

Why medical devices should carry warranties
Why medical devices should carry warranties

Throughout the world, legal cases against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture medical devices such as implants for treatment of specific conditions are on the increase, as patients are not always properly informed about how the device works...

By Martha Smit and Daniel Mwale 25 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Digital transformation is the key to healthcare in Africa
Digital transformation is the key to healthcare in Africa

The benefits of the digital revolution to the healthcare sector in Africa are enormous...

2 Oct 2018

6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator
6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator

Amref Health Africa has selected six African healthcare startups to join its Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator programme, which supports post-revenue entrepreneurs with innovative products tailored to improve primary healthcare...

By Tom Jackson 2 Oct 2018

New cardiac simulation lab to revolutionise medical training
New cardiac simulation lab to revolutionise medical training

The UFS School of Biomedical Sciences' has introduced a state-of-the-art Cardiac Simulation laboratory to its clinical simulation and skills unit...

26 Sep 2018

Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic
Micorocoil localisation in treating early-stage lung cancer

A breakthrough minimally invasive surgery technique, microcoil localisation, allows doctors to pinpoint and remove tiny nodules in early-stage lung cancer without damaging additional healthy tissue...

20 Sep 2018

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