Do or die

Do or die

HIV/AIDS and TB might still be the biggest cause of death in SA, but huge strides have been made in decreasing the mortality rate. At the recent Wits Faculty of Health Sciences 14th prestigious research lecture entitled “ART: Do or die” attendees were privileged to hear both Prof Ian Sanne and Prof Francois Venter talk […]

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Adolescent psychiatry

Akeso Milnerton launches dedicated adolescent unit

It is estimated that 20% of all adolescents globally suffer from a mental disorder, with suicide being the second leading cause of death among young people worldwide. Common adolescent behavioural disorders including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress-related disorders as well as developing personality problems, are key risk factors contributing to this concerning statistic. […]

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Adcock Ingram

Adcock tackles opioid addiction

A half-day symposium, conceptualised and organised by Adcock Ingram Critical Care, brought thought leaders together to exchange learnings on the thorny problem of opioid addiction. Held at the OR Tambo conference venue on Saturday 28th January, the symposium attracted a high level audience of government officials and academics, among others.  (more…)

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Right to Care

Reducing TB and HIV in SA’s prisons

Inmates and people who work at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) are at high risk of contracting TB, which in turn can filter back into their communities. To address this serious issue, there is a large national TB programme underway, which helps to address TB risks in the prison system, where inmates and DCS […]

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Healthbridge brings first-world technology to SA

The rapid advancement of innovative technology today is propelling digital disruptions in several, if not all, industries and the Healthcare industry is no exception. To run a good business, a medical practice simply cannot thrive without the right technology. (more…)

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Sugary drinks

Discovery welcomes sugar tax

In response to the proposed sugar tax, Dr Craig Nossel, Head of Vitality Wellness said: “We believe that action is required to reduce the intake of sugary drinks, and support the proposed sugar tax. From a health point of view, it is excellent news that sugar content will remain the base on which the tax […]

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Discovery Entrepreneurs Medical Technology Programme

Self-screening takes the lead

Self-screening medical testing provider and South African company, UDoTest, was 1 of 13 leading South African medical technology entrepreneurs chosen by Discovery to partake in the first ever Discovery Entrepreneurs Medical Technology Programme, from November 27 to December 3, 2016. (more…)

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Pharma Dynamics

SAHPRA delay a blow to the industry

The further delay by the Department of Health to launch the much-anticipated South African Health Products Regulatory Agency (SAHPRA) is a blow to the pharma industry. (more…)

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ISQua and COHSASA to co-host conference in Cape Town

In 2019 Cape Town will host to what is regarded as the most prestigious of all conferences dealing with quality improvement and patient safety in health care. (more…)

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Should we adopt inclusive approaches to drug use?

There is a strong need for greater awareness of pragmatic, inclusive approaches to drug use – which are proven to reduce the negative consequences of current policy and potential health consequences for both drug users and the communities in which they live. (more…)

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