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Mel Meltzer, joint manager of the Platinum Portfolios
Business lessons from BeethovenArticle

"For the last three years my hearing has grown steadily weaker ... in the theatre I have to get very close to the orchestra to understand the performers, and ... from a distance I do not hear the high notes of the instruments and the singers' voices."...

Mel Meltzer 19 Mar 2021

Scientists around Africa are working at the cutting edge of research and their work is relevant beyond the continent. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images
Quality research in Africa matters more than ever - for the whole worldArticle

We are at a unique moment in history. Two particular, ongoing events stand out. Covid-19 is one. The other is a long-overdue recognition of inequities among people in the US and worldwide...

Thomas Kariuki & Elizabeth Marincola 16 Oct 2020

Children at window of a building in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. Children will be vulnerable if vaccinations are postponed. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
Coronavirus risks forcing South Africa to make health trade-offs it can ill affordArticle

South Africa's health authorities are testing, quarantining and treating individuals who have been exposed to the new coronavirus. And the country is in lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread...

Karen Hofman & Susan Goldstein 17 Apr 2020

Successful vaccination against measles in childhood should provide lifetime protection. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Explainer: a history of the measles virus and why it's so tenaciousArticle

The measles virus has been a part of human life for thousands of years. A recent study suggests that it appeared about 4,000 years ago, originating from a virus affecting livestock...

Matthew Ferrari 28 Jan 2020

Dr John Kani, Siya Kolisi amongst the winners of the inaugural GQ SA Men of the Year Awards
Dr John Kani, Siya Kolisi amongst the winners of the inaugural GQ SA Men of the Year AwardsArticle

GQ South Africa recently held its inaugural Men of the Year Awards at the Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg...

5 Dec 2019

I Love Coffee empowers the hearing-impaired
I Love Coffee empowers the hearing-impairedArticle

Every September, Deaf Awareness Month aims to highlight hearing-impaired people, the challenges they face and the accomplishments they have achieved...

20 Sep 2019

What a time to be young in South Africa! Youth are the ones we have been waiting for!
What a time to be young in South Africa! Youth are the ones we have been waiting for!Article

As I enter the last lap of my third decade on this earth, by virtue of my physical stature, I am often exposed to a first-hand sample of what youth status must feel like today...

Tumi Rabanye, Issued by The Brave Group 28 Jun 2019

TB, which is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, is a leading cause of death. Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock
Major battles have been won against TB. But the war isn't overArticle

The suffering and massive loss of life caused by tuberculosis (TB) are proof that humanity hasn't prioritised the development of tools to eliminate a disease dating back 9,000 years.

Bavesh Kana 22 Mar 2019

Makhathini in action at Kantar Millward Brown's offices in the Foreshore.
#FairnessFirst: Unboxing diversity in advertisingArticle

'Thinking outside the box' is a good way to improve your creativity skills. If you're a creative by profession, here's why Kantar Millward Brown says you need to see that bounding box as 'diversity', and how to go beyond it in your advertising...

Leigh Andrews 20 Jul 2018

Growth in store for SA's first deaf-run coffee shop
Growth in store for SA's first deaf-run coffee shopArticle

I Love Coffee, a Cape-based social enterprise that trains and employs deaf baristas to work as frontline staff in its stores, plans to open as many as five new outlets over the next twelve months...

19 Jul 2018

We've developed a hearing app that can screen people in rural areas
We've developed a hearing app that can screen people in rural areasArticle

Hearing loss is a major contributor to the global burden of disease, affecting over 360 million people...

De Wet Swanepoel 30 Oct 2017

SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free
SA scores new medicine worth millions – for freeArticle

A deal brokered with the health department guarantees free access to a new TB drug, but for how long?

JOAN VAN DYK 15 Mar 2017

Talk to the face, cause the brain ain't sure
Talk to the face, cause the brain ain't sureArticle

Emoticons. Emojis. Smilies. They really are everywhere, and I'll admit to using them quite liberally (sometimes I even put one in an email to a favourite client)...

Sarah Heuer 16 May 2016

Africa first medical tablet wins 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise
Africa first medical tablet wins 2014 Rolex Awards for EnterpriseArticle

Africa's first medical tablet, sending results via a mobile-phone connection, won a 2014 Rolex Award for Enterprise. It was on of the two African awards from this year's five winners.

25 Jun 2014

New MRI analysis predicts stroke patient reaction to clot-busting treatment
New MRI analysis predicts stroke patient reaction to clot-busting treatmentArticle

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a technique that can predict - with 95% accuracy - which stroke victims will benefit from intravenous, clot-busting drugs and which will suffer dangerous and potentially lethal bleeding in the brain.

21 May 2014

Lifestyle choices affect cardiac risks more than SCDArticle

Although the sudden death of competitive athletes does occur, and almost certainly makes headlines, the number of deaths resulting from Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) is still relatively low. "The vast majority of heart conditions however, continue to be caused by lifestyle choices," says Vash Mungal, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa.

8 Feb 2013

How the common fruit fly is helping scientists to study alcohol-related disorders
How the common fruit fly is helping scientists to study alcohol-related disordersArticle

Scientists have shown how the common fruit fly Drosophila, which possess similar electrophysiological and pharmacological properties as humans, could now be used to screen and develop new therapies for alcohol-related behavioural disorders and some genetic diseases.

2 Jan 2013

Studying gender differences in autism focus of US$15 million NIH award to Yale center
Studying gender differences in autism focus of US$15 million NIH award to Yale centerArticle

The reasons why autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than among girls may soon be revealed, thanks to a five-year, $15 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant awarded to Yale School of Medicine for the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) research program.

Karen N. Peart 10 Sep 2012

Neurons that control overeating also drive appetite for cocaine
Neurons that control overeating also drive appetite for cocaineArticle

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have zeroed in on a set of neurons in the part of the brain that controls hunger, and found that these neurons are not only associated with overeating, but also linked to non-food associated behaviors, like novelty-seeking and drug addiction.

Karen N. Peart 25 Jun 2012

Refugees from common sense: Helen Zille, DA's five marketing mistakes
Refugees from common sense: Helen Zille, DA's five marketing mistakesArticle

If Helen Zille is so marketing savvy, why is she making so many glaring tactical errors? The "refugee" tweet debacle is just the latest example. The DA's communications strategy team must surely be aware of where it's going wrong, but if it isn't, here are a few pointers.

Sarah Britten 27 Mar 2012

Yale study: how mitochondrial DNA defects cause inherited deafness
Yale study: how mitochondrial DNA defects cause inherited deafnessArticle

Yale scientists have discovered the molecular pathway by which maternally inherited deafness appears to occur: Mitochondrial DNA mutations trigger a signaling cascade, resulting in programmed cell death. The study is in the 17 February issue of Cell.

Helen Dodson 20 Feb 2012

Can taking Viagra make you go deaf? Hundreds of cases of hearing loss reported among users
Can taking Viagra make you go deaf? Hundreds of cases of hearing loss reported among usersArticle

It may help you reach the heights of passion, but Viagra could stop you enjoying the pillow talk afterwards.

24 May 2011

Feel it, it was here
Feel it, it was hereArticle

December, the time of the year to reflect on the good times, the bad times, those "what were you thinking" choices, those inspired moments of brilliance and then to bid farewell and good riddance to it all and look forward to doing it all over again next year.

Ruth Cooper 15 Dec 2010

Resurgence of mumps orchitis among teenage boys and young menArticle

Urologists at a leading Irish hospital have reported an alarming increase in the number of teenage boys and young men developing mumps orchitis, in a paper published in the April issue of the urology journal BJUI.

30 Mar 2010

Gene therapy may help correct molecular flaws that cause brain diseaseArticle

Neuroscientists have forged an unlikely molecular union as part of their fight against diseases of the brain and nervous system.

11 Jan 2010

EU orders MP3 makers to turn down the volumeArticle

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union has ordered MP3 and mobile phone makers to turn down the volume on their must-have gagdets, warning on the risk of deafness to millions of teenagers.

2 Oct 2009

Gene discovery unveils a new protein that protects against hearing lossArticle

Discovery of a deafness-causing gene defect in mice has helped identify a new protein that protects sensory cells in the ear, according to a study by University of Iowa and Kansas State University researchers. The findings appear in the August 21 issue of the open-access journal PLoS Genetics.

24 Aug 2009

New understanding on meningitis causeArticle

A specific protein on the surface of a common bacterial pathogen allows the bacteria to leave the bloodstream and enter the brain, initiating the deadly infection known as meningitis. The new finding, which may guide development of improved vaccines to protect those most vulnerable, including young infants and the elderly, is now available online in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

19 Aug 2009

Good advice for a healthy pregnancyArticle

Women can increase their chances for a healthy pregnancy by eating right, exercising, not smoking, and getting early medical care, says a podcast featuring a National Institutes of Health obstetrician who oversees research on pregnancy and birth.

21 May 2009

No new cases of measles reportedArticle

PRETORIA: No new cases of measles have been reported in Gauteng following the five confirmed cases reported in the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality on Friday, 3 April 2009. According to the Gauteng Health Department five cases including two adults, a 10 year-old boy, two-year and two-month old babies who are sisters, were confirmed to be infected by the contagious disease.

6 Apr 2009

AFRICA: New meningitis vaccine nears debutArticle

A new vaccine that promises to eliminate meningitis in Africa will be rolled out in a mass campaign in West Africa this year, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

13 Mar 2009

Nigeria: Northern states on high alert over meningitisArticle

Nigerian health authorities have placed northern states on high alert following a meningitis outbreak in neighbouring Niger, which according to the World Health Organization (WHO) killed 17 people and infected 382 in January.

8 Feb 2009

To drink or not while pregnant? that is the questionArticle

Pregnant women are now being told that it is safe to drink a daily glass of wine adding more confusion to the advice metered out to women.

12 Oct 2007

New data on the performance of meningitis vaccine in West African childrenArticle

The Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP) released new data on the performance of a meningitis vaccine in West African children, suggesting that the new vaccine - expected to sell initially for 40 US cents a dose - will be much more effective in protecting African children and their communities than any vaccine currently on the market in the region.

19 Jun 2007

The psychology of closingArticle

A good salesperson is always a good closer, and a poor closer is always a poor salesperson. Everything that has gone before, prospecting, pre-approach, approach, presentation, handling objections - all the presentation and effort have been focused on this objective.

James Gaw 20 Jan 2004

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