Philips presents SA results in its Future Health Index

SA ranked eighth out of 13 countries for healthcare

Philips recently released the SA results of the first edition of its Future Health Index (FHI), an extensive international study which explores how countries around the world are positioned to meet long-term global health challenges through integration of health systems and adoption of connected care technologies. SA received an overall score of 56.7 out of […]

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Health Products Association of South Africa

HPASA positions itself for growing industry needs

Representing the South African portion of a global industry that has witnessed astonishing growth over the last 10 years, the Health Products Association of South Africa (HPASA) has undergone a brand refresh and developed a new market positioning strategy in a bid to prepare itself for a growing number of industry needs. (more…)

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Agility Health

Early childhood development crucial to reach potential

There are few more practical ways to achieve a more prosperous SA than through investing time and resources in improving early childhood development. (more…)

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Next Biosciences

SA child receives stem cell transplant for cerebral palsy

A ground-breaking therapy sees release of SA’s second cord blood unit. A three-year-old South African boy born with cerebral palsy has been accepted into a ground-breaking stem cell treatment programme at Duke University, a prestigious research university in the US. (more…)

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Online marketing for medical practices

Marketing and having an online presence

During these challenging economic times, marketing for many businesses is a balance between spending money to grow the businesses’ brand and ensuring that an adequate return is received on the money invested. Marketing a medical practice is further limited by regulation, which prohibits overt advertising by healthcare professionals. Moreover, modern day media marketing tactics that […]

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Agility Health on workplace stress

How work-related stress impacts patients

Episodes of occupational or work-related stress are a problem most people will encounter at some point in their professional lives. The effects of work stress, if it is not well managed, can spill over into one’s home life and have the potential to negatively affect our loved ones. (more…)

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Centre for Viral Zoonoses

Centre for Viral Zoonoses at UP

The University of Pretoria (UP) recently established a new Centre for Viral Zoonoses (UP CVZ), with the aim to be a research centre of excellence in viral zoonotic diseases that are of concern for public health, not only in Africa, but also globally. Specific diseases of concern include rabies, emerging bat borne viruses and several […]

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Paul Miller featured

Cipla to launch SA’s first biotech manufacturing facility

Cipla Limited has announced that its proposed biotech subsidiary in SA will invest just over R1.bn into the country’s first state-of-the-art biotech manufacturing facility, for the production of biosimilars, located in KwaZulu-Natal. (more…)

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Painful sex

Mission(ary) impossible

Most women experience painful sex at some time in their lives. The prevalence is one in five. Many remain undiagnosed and untreated. (more…)

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Netcare Mulbarton

Sleep study unit opened at Netcare Mulbarton

A good night’s restful sleep is essential to feeling alert and getting the most out of your day. For those suffering from sleep apnoea, however, a full eight hours of sleep may leave them feeling exhausted and unable to meet the demands of the coming day, every day. (more…)

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