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SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
The benefits of online doctor consultations

Doctors don't make house calls anymore; these days, the expectation is that if you need to see the doctor, you will travel to them...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Mar 2019

EGYPT

Egyptian e-health startup ElBalto launches mobile consultation service
Egyptian e-health startup ElBalto launches mobile consultation service

Egyptian startup ElBalto has launched a mobile application that provides users with easy, reliable, timely and affordable online video consultations via a network of customer-rated and licensed doctors...

By Tom Jackson 27 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. Photo: South Africa Today
Is Motsoaledi fiddling while healthcare is burning?

Despite the Life Esidimeni tragedy, non-existent oncology services, striking healthcare workers and a damning quality report...

By Nicci Botha 6 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WFOT: Building globally relevant OT through diversity
#WFOT: Building globally relevant OT through diversity

The OT profession needs to apply critical thinking to challenge taken-for-granted assumptions and advocate culturally relevant and inclusive occupational therapy theories...

By Nicci Botha 28 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Photo: 10:23 campaign
Challenging bad medicine: How to use the media effectively

Here's an interesting factoid for you - 10:23 is the saturation point at which the original substance is so diluted that can no longer be detected in a solution....

By Nicci Botha 30 Nov 2017

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
New graduate registered nurses find it hard to get their first job

Becoming a registered nurse is difficult but this is just the first step of the struggle that is going to come. Although there is a clear demand for RNs, according to the American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing, this does not mean that the demand is present everywhere...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Mariné Erasmus, head of the health economics practice at Econex
#HASA2017: UHC funding - the great distraction

Quality care, not funding, is the real issue when it comes NHI...

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Shivani Ranchod, Healthcare actuary, Insight Actuaries and Consultants
#HASA2017: Pathways to universal care

If we look at our current context, our healthcare system is not a designed product, but an artefact of our history...

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial. Photo:
#HASA2017: Lessons in medical ethics

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Sheri Fink, delves into the life-and-death events at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina...

By Nicci Botha 29 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Photo: Independent Development Trust
KZN gets ultimatum to fix health crisis

The KZN Department of Health has been ordered to sort out the ongoing healthcare crisis in the province...

By Nicci Botha 11 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Dr Rufaro Chatora, WHO country representative
How will private healthcare evolve under UHC?

With NHI, the Competition Commission inquiry and sky-rocketing costs it's no wonder that the private healthcare sector is wary about what the future holds...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

UHC lessons from Obamacare
UHC lessons from Obamacare

The NHI might have progressed to white paper stage, but South Africa is still stuck in the midst of a healthcare crisis...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Truth and survival on a toxic planet
Truth and survival on a toxic planet

On 11 March 2011 at 05h46 GMT one of the worst disasters in human history struck Japan. A massive earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, unleashed a huge tsunami that critically disabled three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant...

By Roger Metcalfe 6 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

E-cigarettes: The benefits and risks
E-cigarettes: The benefits and risks

E-cigarettes, also referred to as e-cigs, have become increasingly popular with smokers over the recent years. They are battery powered devices that act as a substitute for traditional tobacco cigarettes...

By Charles Mburugu 18 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Alexa Garthwaite
Staying healthy at your desk

The health risks associated with office work have been well documented in recent years.

By Alexa Garthwaite 20 Feb 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Howard Rybko
Stand up...for your health

What do IT workers and astronauts have in common? They both age up to ten times faster than normal...

By Howard Rybko 16 Jul 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

[2013 trends] Tracking and training
[2013 trends] Tracking and training

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...

By Chamendran Naidoo 23 Jan 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Chamendran Naidoo
New Year Revolutions: Taking the fight to self-control

It's a new year, my dear readers. A new year means a new diet, along with the other resolutions that find their way into our resolves with as much certainty as taxes and State of the Nation addresses. Just like the aforementioned annual customs (and in some cases because of them), the promises of the New Year rarely find themselves being followed through.

By Chamendran Naidoo 10 Jan 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Chamendran Naidoo
Medicine in the media: who's holding the bag?

A lack of information isn't something modern society has to worry about. Where previously, news was limited to a wigged horseman riding from town to town delivering his message, we now enter an era where the horse itself may bombard us with endless equestrian ramblings via its Twitter feed. For this reason, it's important for all producers of content to take a certain level of responsibility for their work, especially in the medical field where it can be easy to prey on the public's thoughts of their own mortal fragility.

By Chamendran Naidoo 8 Oct 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

Govt to amend Tobacco Act to promote healthy lifestyles

The Health Portfolio Committee is to hold hearings on amendments to the Tobacco Control Act to further enhance the control of tobacco products and promote healthy lifestyles.

By Vivian Warby 6 May 2008

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