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Siri creator, Antoine Blondeau. Photo: AFP
AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

HONG KONG - It's 2050 and the world revolves around you

21 hours ago

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors is starting to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' rather than buyers' marke

By Miguel Damião Gago 21 hours ago

Examining community health workers' role in fighting HIV in Africa
Examining community health workers' role in fighting HIV in Africa

Community health worker programmes can play a key role in providing HIV services in Africa

3 days ago

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Robot-aided surgery now in Eastern Cape

The first robot-assisted surgeries to treat prostate cancer in the Eastern Cape were performed by Netcare Greenacres

3 days ago

Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Passionate for science

Science is an indication of a country's wealth, and the best indicator of a country's GDP and productivity is its scientific productivity. The investment of a country into science creates a healthy country and a healthy country is a wealthy country

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence
Micro-finance, education reduces women's vulnerability to gender-based violence

Tackling gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS which plagues South African women, the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) programme works to improve the economic well-being and financial independence of rural women

17 Aug 2017

Digital tool for critical medical decision making
Digital tool for critical medical decision making

Poor medical decisions do not only have an impact on patients' lives, but it also costs the healthcare sector billions of rand every year

16 Aug 2017

HPCSA warns against global fee agreements
HPCSA warns against global fee agreements

The HPCSA has urged healthcare practitioners to consult the council before signing global fee or other financial or clinical arrangements with medical schemes

15 Aug 2017

Makatleho Selibo is the widow of Mahola Selibo who worked as a team leader at President Steyn mine in Welkom. He worked underground for 33 years. He passed away in 2013 and suffered from tuberculosis and silicosis. He did not receive any compensation from the mines. Photo: Thom Pierce
End in sight for silicosis case?

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 15 Aug 2017

Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth. Photo: Bhekisisa/Oupa Nkosi
Tax snag leaves cancer patients in the lurch

A tax glitch has left state cancer patients waiting months for bone scans with some so desperate they were bussed to the Western Cape

15 Aug 2017

Cecilia Makhiwane Hospital. Picture: Daily Dispatch
Attack on doctor sparks security concerns

The Sama has condemned the lack of proper security at public hospitals in the province after a doctor was assaulted by a patient

14 Aug 2017

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WHO programme to prevent 10,000 malaria deaths in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 8,500 people are infected with malaria in the conflict-ravaged Borno state of Nigeria every week

11 Aug 2017

HPCSA: Emergency services must ensure staff is registered
HPCSA: Emergency services must ensure staff is registered

The Professional Board for Emergency Care of the HPCSA has made an appeal to emergency services providers to ensure that their personnel is registered

11 Aug 2017

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

Dr Sharon Vasuthevan, group nursing and quality executive at Life Healthcare
#WomensMonth: Nursing education creates empowerment

In South Africa, only 28% of senior management positions are held by women

10 Aug 2017

Does SA's private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?
Does SA's private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?

The health minister said that private healthcare serves only 16% of the population. But his claim is misleading

By Liesl Pretorius, Africa Check 8 Aug 2017

Are the demarcation regulations unconstitutional?
Are the demarcation regulations unconstitutional?

A consequence of the demarcation regulations coming into force is that up to two million policyholders using insurance products to access healthcare are now uninsured

8 Aug 2017

Nidhika Bahl, Queen of the Comeback.
#WomensMonth: Queen of the Comeback on speaking up

Not one to do things by half measures, Nidhika Bahl shares her success story to date and how Joyce Meyer changed her life

By Leigh Andrews 7 Aug 2017

Mediclinic enters primary healthcare market
Mediclinic enters primary healthcare market

Mediclinic Southern Africa has expanded its base into the primary healthcare market by buying into the Intercare group of companies

7 Aug 2017

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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

Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants
Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants

Using nanoparticles, Yale researchers have developed a drug-delivery system that could reduce organ transplant complications by hiding the donated tissue from the recipient's immune system

By William Weir 4 Aug 2017

Commed members to move to Bonitas
Commed members to move to Bonitas

After the Community Medical Aid Scheme (Commed) was placed under provisional curatorship by order of court in June, it has now been decided that all its members will be transferred to Bonitas Medical Fund

4 Aug 2017

Tina Eboka
Tina Eboka re-elected as HLG-MR vice-chair

Tina Eboka has been re-elected as vice chair of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency High-Level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR)

4 Aug 2017

Legal barriers to fast tracking HIV/TB response in Africa
Legal barriers to fast tracking HIV/TB response in Africa

Progress on the Global Commission on HIV and the Law recommendations was discussed at the second Africa Regional Dialogue

4 Aug 2017

Diabetes management under review at 19th annual CDE forum
Diabetes management under review at 19th annual CDE forum

The 19th CDE Postgraduate Forum in Diabetes Management will be taking place from 11 - 13 August 2017 at Emperors Palace and Convention Centre, Johannesburg

3 Aug 2017

Boy, 5, gets a mechanical heart
Boy, 5, gets a mechanical heart

A five-year-old KwaZulu-Natal boy has become the youngest person in Africa to receive a mechanical heart implantation

By Aron Hyman 3 Aug 2017

Experts decry plan to consolidate small medical schemes
Experts decry plan to consolidate small medical schemes

The plan by the CMS to consolidate or dissolve small medical schemes posed risks to the people who belong to them.

2 Aug 2017

Keloid surgery gives a man his life back
Keloid surgery gives a man his life back

Aaron Hairundu from Windhoek, Namibia started developing keloids in his early 20s

By Frank Graewe 1 Aug 2017

Climate change set to increase air pollution deaths by hundreds of thousands by 2100
Climate change set to increase air pollution deaths by hundreds of thousands by 2100

Climate change is set to increase the amount of ground-level ozone and fine particle pollution we breathe

By Guang Zeng and Jason West 1 Aug 2017

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