UCT researchers have used an innovative approach to generate data that provides a DNA sequence road map that can be used to explore people's susceptibility to musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries...
24 Jan 2019
Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...
18 Dec 2018
Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...
Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018
The rice protein market has been positively impacted by the rising consumer awareness about the intake of nutrition-rich food ingredients. The FDA in the U.S. has already implemented several favourable regulations pertaining to a wide range of rice protein applications, which in turn has led toward its high acceptance among consumers in the rice protein market...
20 Jul 2018
Osteopathic manipulative therapy is a drug-free medical approach which uses touch-based massage, manipulation of soft tissue and joints, and spine mobilisation procedures, to diagnose and treat pain related conditions...
Darren J. Edwards 14 May 2018
Westin Hotels & Resorts, in celebration of Global Running Day and with hopes to inspire travellers to rise early and own their morning, announced an addition to the brand's Gear Lending programme...
5 Jun 2017
The Pan-African Health Tourism Congress, scheduled to take place from 8-9 June at the uMfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort, Empageni, Richards Bay, is the flagship event of the health tourism sector...
Pan-African Health Congress 31 May 2017
For first time in over 20 years, someone new will be in charge of the medical operations at Fifa tournaments, and he's South African to boot...
14 Dec 2016
With around 11,000 athletes taking part in Rio, keeping track of their medical data could pose a logistical nightmare...
11 Aug 2016
Behind the spectacle of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is the very real business of keeping the athletes in peak condition...
8 Aug 2016
The ABSA Cape Epic covers 654 km of gruelling terrains, so it's not without its thrills and spills...
18 Mar 2016
Wanting to complete a PhD that not only provided novel information to the world but also had a direct application and improved rugby player safety led University of Cape Town PhD graduate, James Craig Brown to the thesis, Safer rugby through BokSmart? Evaluation of a nationwide injury prevention programme for rugby union in South Africa...
19 Jan 2015
One of the potential treatments professional golfers will be considering this holiday season is that of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), according to new research by private healthcare search engine, WhatClinic.com...
19 Dec 2014
This week it was confirmed that Kaizer Chiefs player, Josta Dladla, tested positive for the banned stimulant, methylhexanamine, commonly known as 1.3-dimethyl or DMAA, the use of which is banned in professional sport.
17 Jan 2014
As we gaily simulate horse-riding while singing in Korean, the eyes of judgment fall upon us for clinging to the relics of yesteryear. Don't allow yourself to get caught doing last years' exercises or wearing scrubs that are "Soooo 2012", oh my readers. This year, you're going to be ahead of the curve and I'm going to help you do just that. Presenting the health trends of 2013...
Chamendran Naidoo 23 Jan 2013
A new genetic test to assist individuals in customising training efforts to not only achieve faster and better results, but to sustain them as well, has been launched. Known as DNA Fit and developed by local molecular technology firm DNAlysis Biotechnology, the test will analyse a number of genes that determine athletic prowess, including power and endurance, recovery and risk for soft tissue injury.
7 Sep 2012
The sport nutrition industry in South Africa is unregulated, unlike medicines, which are controlled by the Medicines Control Council. This leads to products being sold that may contain substance banned by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) and incomplete or inaccurate ingredients lists on the label of a sports nutrition product.
6 Sep 2012
Global medical technology business, Smith & Nephew has announced that it will sponsor the KwaZulu-Natal Orthopaedic Training Centre based at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban.
15 Jun 2012
WASHINGTON, USA: US baby boomers are fueling a wave of joint replacement surgeries, hoping to use new artificial knees and hips to stay active as they get older.
6 Dec 2011
Over 3000 schoolchildren from disadvantaged Western Cape communities will be doing more than keeping a ball in motion at the sixth annual Kellogg's Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge, taking place at the Western Province Cricket Club in Newlands from Friday 16 (1.30pm) until Sunday 18 September (4pm).
13 Sep 2011
Stem cell therapies promise to regenerate the infarcted heart through the replacement of dead cardiac cells and stimulation of the growth of new vessels. New research has found the transplantation of stem cells that reside in human veins can help in the recovery of a heart attack. The findings could lead, in the next few years, to the first human clinical trial.
6 Sep 2011
Exercise can be as effective as a second medication for as many as half of depressed patients whose condition has not been cured by a single antidepressant medication.
26 Aug 2011
Recent reports have firmly placed doping and performance-enhancing substance (PES) abuse amongst adolescent athletes on the South African agenda. In fact, the SA Institute for Drug Free Sport recently said that positive doping stats for April 2010 to March 2011 have doubled.
22 Jun 2011
PRETORIA: Ahead of International Nurses Day, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has reminded nurses of their commitment to serve the people with dignity and respect.
16 May 2011