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Gauteng health warns of bogus job adverts
Gauteng health warns of bogus job adverts

The Gauteng Health Department has once more warned community members of bogus job adverts that uses the department's name and fraudulently invite people to apply for vacancies at different health facilities

22 hours ago

Healthcare at the click of a button
Healthcare at the click of a button

E-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent

By Matthew Donen 1 day ago

Motsoaledi, Cosatu head for NHI clash
Motsoaledi, Cosatu head for NHI clash

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his department are on a collision course with Cosatu over the National Health Insurance (NHI)

1 day ago

SU's second successful penis transplant
SU's second successful penis transplant

Stellenbosch University's faculty of medicine and health sciences announced today that it has performed a second successful penile transplant

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Medici medical app launches in South Africa
Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa

20 May 2017

Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors
Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors

Due to the heavy rain received this year, the KNP is experiencing malaria cases, and has advised visitors to take precautionary measures against the disease

19 May 2017

Getting global fees right
Getting global fees right

There is some controversy about alternative reimbursement models in the commercial healthcare industry

19 May 2017

Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF
Drought affects 1.4-million in Angola: UNICEF

More than 1.4-million people in Angola, including many children, have been affected by a "chronic drought" that has increased the risk of disease, a UN report said on Wednesday, 17 May

19 May 2017

England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattack
England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyberattack

Accident and emergency units in England were nearly back to normal after the last restrictions put in place following the global cyberattack were lifted

18 May 2017

Recall issued for faulty EpiPen injector
Recall issued for faulty EpiPen injector

Mylan SA and Meridian Medical Technologies have issued an urgent recall of their EpiPen injector saying there was a defect with the device

18 May 2017

Finding an African solution for maternal deaths
Finding an African solution for maternal deaths

Many maternal deaths in low-resource areas of Africa are caused by severe bleeding during childbirth

17 May 2017

SA's first adult ADHD guidelines
SA's first adult ADHD guidelines

Guidelines for adult ADHD have been published for the first time in the South African Journal of Psychiatry

17 May 2017

Cape Town joins effort to build healthier cities
Cape Town joins effort to build healthier cities

Cape Town has joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities, a global effort to build healthier cities by pursuing a specific policy to reduce non-communicable diseases and injuries by 2018

17 May 2017

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How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future

To sustain a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050, the world is going to need innovations that make careful use of the available resources, human and environmental

By Frank Tietze 17 May 2017

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Is 'all-in-one healthcare' a dream?

Is getting all you need from one health team far fetched? Actually not. It's one field where the public health system beats the private one

By Mia Malan 16 May 2017

SA increasingly marketed as top medical tourism destination
SA increasingly marketed as top medical tourism destination

Although South Africa is renowned as a premium tourist destination and known to have world-class private medical facilities, the country has a very low key medical tourism industry

15 May 2017

Precious Matsoso, director general, department of health
Climbdown on medical aids

The Department of Health has done a U-turn on its plan to scrap medical aid schemes

15 May 2017

New Ebola cases in DRC
New Ebola cases in DRC

The WHO has mobilised to curtail an outbreak of Ebola in the DRC after a case tested positive for Ebola virus subtype Zaire

15 May 2017

SA's itch finally gets scratched
SA's itch finally gets scratched

The genetic mutation responsible for a rare skin disease, colloquially know as Oudtshoorn skin, has been found after a 40-year search at Wits University

12 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare
#AfricaMonth: Africa progressing towards sustainable healthcare

Leaders in the healthcare sector will meet at the seventh annual Africa Health Exhibition & Congress, 7-9 June 2017, at the Gallagher Convention Centre

By Sindy Peters 12 May 2017

BHF Healthcare Forums equipping today's managers for future leadership roles
BHF Healthcare Forums equipping today's managers for future leadership roles

If we are to develop and empower our managers and to step up as future leaders who will be responsible for the sustainability of the private healthcare industry and the South Africans that it serves

12 May 2017

Four myths about diabetes debunked
Four myths about diabetes debunked

Despite the high prevalence of the disease, it is often misunderstood. Here are some common misconceptions about diabetes

By Claire Rostron 12 May 2017

Merck Consumer Health launches GEN100 in SA
Merck Consumer Health launches GEN100 in SA

Aimed at raising awareness of healthy living for school-aged children in South Africa, Merck recently announced the launch of its GEN100 programme

12 May 2017

Keeping the dreaded flu at bay
Keeping the dreaded flu at bay

“The truth is that the flu is actually a relentless and possibly life-threatening disease which kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year.”

11 May 2017

UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases
UJ research: Increasing autopsies for compensation of occupational lung diseases

Miners in South Africa face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases, but ODMWA autopsies are declining, especially among retired mineworkers, despite the benefits

11 May 2017

Kagiso Modupe meets a circumcision doctor
Over 5,000 men respond to #ZwakalaSkeem medical circumcision campaign

After Kagiso Modupe, champion of the Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) campaign branded #ZwakalaSkeem, called on 2,000 men to get medically circumcised with him, South African men has responded in droves

10 May 2017

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New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

The new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world to track and control mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus

10 May 2017

How to keep a pulse on your health
How to keep a pulse on your health

If you're a healthy adult and there's nothing to complain about, you likely have no immediate plan to go for a checkup. However, serious conditions can be diagnosed during a checkup

9 May 2017

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Cutting-edge radio-surgical technology arrives in SA

"The technology delivers powerful doses of precision-targeted radiation that acts as a surgeon's ‘scalpel'. This greatly reduces many of the risks associated with traditional cranial surgery."

9 May 2017

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