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#DesignIndaba2019: Bringing 'Wakanda' to life with life-saving drones

How an American and Rwandan partnership brought the mythical 'Wakanda' to life by harnessing drone technology to deliver life-saving medical supplies...

By Louise Marsland 1 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Low-dose aspirin may lower ovarian cancer risk

Women who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin (100 milligrams or less) had a 23% lower risk of developing ovarian cancer when compared with women who did not regularly take aspirin...

12 Oct 2018

UNITED STATES

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US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

US regulators announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it...

22 Dec 2017

GLOBAL

Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid
Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid

To grow your practice and to get the desired results out of your marketing efforts, you need to avoid these healthcare marketing mistakes...

By Pranjali Singh 10 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

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Global Awards adds Pharma (Rx), Health & Wellness executive juries

Global Awards announces two specialised executive juries added to their lineup including, Pharma (Rx) and Health & Wellness...

7 Aug 2017

UNITED STATES

US charges 412 people for health fraud
US charges 412 people for health fraud

US authorities slapped 412 medical professionals with fraud charges, many for overprescribing opioids...

14 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease
Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said Monday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease...

25 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Costco to pay $11.75m over medical prescriptions

LOS ANGELES - Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday...

20 Jan 2017

UNITED STATES

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Coke, Pepsi fund health groups ... but fight them too: study

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola and Pepsi have given millions of dollars to health organisations while quietly fighting anti-obesity measures such as taxes on soft drinks...

14 Oct 2016

UNITED STATES

Harness the power of data for successful business intelligence
Harness the power of data for successful business intelligence

Industrial domains, across globe are struggling hard to get optimum value out of their data; healthcare/life science industry is no exception...

By Chirag Shivalker 19 Feb 2016

UNITED STATES

UA HealthBox unveiled
UA HealthBox unveiled

The UA HealthBox, a connected fitness system that measures, monitors, and manages the most important drivers of health and fitness has been unveiled...

7 Jan 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Rugged computers a game-changer in critical field rescue situations
Rugged computers a game-changer in critical field rescue situations

New advanced technological solutions are changing the security, public safety, and law enforcement sectors to the very core and for the better....

By Jerker Hellström 2 Jul 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

US bans 'unsafe' trans fats in food
US bans 'unsafe' trans fats in food

WASHINGTON: Artificial trans fats found in everything are not safe to eat and must be removed from food in the next three years...

18 Jun 2015

UNITED STATES

Good quality medical transcription is achievable
Good quality medical transcription is achievable

Medicine is one of the noblest fields; mainly due to its major role as life-saver. This has resulted as a boom in the health-care industry in the past few decades...

By Ritesh Sanghani 5 May 2015

UNITED STATES

Burger King cuts soft drinks from kids' meals
Burger King cuts soft drinks from kids' meals

WASHINGTON DC, US: US fast-food chain Burger King is cutting soft drinks from its children's meals amid mounting pressure to reduce the amount of sweet sodas children drink...

12 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time
Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time

WASHINGTON, US: A video that went viral this week showed a legally blind mother in Canada seeing her newborn child for the first time, thanks to vision-enhancing glasses... (Video)

27 Jan 2015

UNITED STATES

Global Awards World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising: 2014 Award Winners
Global Awards World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising: 2014 Award Winners

NEW YORK CITY, USA: The Global Awards competition has announced the 2014 award winners at their milestone 20-year anniversary gala...

18 Nov 2014

UNITED STATES

US village is cell phone free and loving it
US village is cell phone free and loving it

GREEN BANK, US: In this rural speck of hyper-connected America, it's easier to hear a cow moo than a cell phone ring...

17 Nov 2014

UNITED STATES

IBM offers analytics platform for Ebola fight
IBM offers analytics platform for Ebola fight

WASHINGTON, US: IBM has announced it will offer its analytics platform and other technology for use in African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

28 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Global Awards 2014 shortlist: World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising
Global Awards 2014 shortlist: World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising

NEW YORK, USA: The Global Awards competition has announced the 2014 shortlist. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Global Awards dedication to recognising the World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising.

27 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Big data used as tool to track Ebola
Big data used as tool to track Ebola

WASHINGTON, USA: Nine days before Ebola was declared an epidemic, a group of researchers and computer scientists in Boston spotted the haemorrhagic fever starting to spread in Guinea.

27 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Woman stuck in chimney after online dating goes sour
Woman stuck in chimney after online dating goes sour

LOS ANGELES, USA: US firefighters rescued a woman from a chimney after she got stuck while allegedly breaking into the home of a man she met online.

22 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Facebook offers 'safety check' for disaster areas
Facebook offers 'safety check' for disaster areas

WASHINGTON, USA: Facebook has unveiled a "safety check" tool to allow users to alert friends and family about their status in emergencies, a system it developed after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

20 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Newly-wed with cancer plans her own death
Newly-wed with cancer plans her own death

LOS ANGELES, USA: A newly-wed US woman with terminal cancer has announced plans online to end her life on 1 November to die with dignity and without debilitating pain.

13 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Ultra-fast internet connections coming
Ultra-fast internet connections coming

WASHINGTON, USA: Really high speed Internet connections are likely open up new kinds of communication such as "telepresence" and improve services such as remote health care, a survey of experts has shown.

10 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Google sets up anti-ageing platform
Google sets up anti-ageing platform

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and ageing has taken a step forward with its own website and mission statement.

13 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Google sets $250m aside to stop illegal online pharmacies
Google sets $250m aside to stop illegal online pharmacies

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250m over the next five years to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling medicines to US customers.

11 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Violent video games linked to risk of crime, alcohol abuse
Violent video games linked to risk of crime, alcohol abuse

WASHINGTON, USA: Violent video games glorifying antisocial characters could increase teenage gamers' risk of criminal and other risky behavior like smoking and alcohol use, a US study claims.

5 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

App provides prompt delivery of dagga order
App provides prompt delivery of dagga order

SAN FRANCISCO, USA:- Startup company Eaze has released a smartphone application promising prompt, professional delivery of medical marijuana to the doors of patients in San Francisco.

31 Jul 2014

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