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SAMA disappointed over Minister’s statements on unemployed doctors

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has expressed its disappointment and concern over remarks by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi regarding the uptake of posts by doctors. The Association said the remarks by Dr Motsoaledi were unfortunate. (more…)

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Intercare genetic testing

Intercare’s Salubrity introduces two genetic screening tests

Intercare’s new wellness company, Salubrity, has introduced two genetic screening tests from Switzerland: Serenity and Tranquility. (more…)

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Cipla’s new inhaler launched in SA

Cipla recently announced the launch of its innovative inhaler, Synchrobreathe. This breath-actuated inhaler (BAI) is indicated for the millions of South Africans with obstructive airway diseases (OAD) such as asthma. (more…)

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Natalie Zimmelman

The cost of medical schemes

With more above-inflation medical scheme tariff increases on the horizon for 2017, many consumers have been left bewildered by the escalating costs of medical care. Most feel powerless in the face of double-digit increases. (more…)

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Cervical cancer

HPV: The facts

Here are some facts about human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a common virus that is transmitted sexually and by skin-to-skin contact.1 HPV can cause cancer in men and women, including cancers of the cervix, throat, anus, and penis. It is also the cause of genital warts.2 Some HPV types are responsible for warts, while others […]

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Dr Lamees Ras

SA’s first locally certified Urogynaecologist

A young Capetonian gynaecologist is on course to become SA’s first locally certified Urogynaecologist, and it won’t come a moment too soon for her two mentors and others in the field who have battled for years to see this ‘unsexy’ discipline get the recognition it deserves. (more…)

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Ride for Sight

Dis-Chem’s Ride for Sight

The 2017 Dis-Chem Ride for Sight will be the pharmacy group’s 10th year of being the main sponsor. The event has raised almost R4 million over the past nine years and this entire amount is donated to the UCT research project dedicated to finding treatments for genetic retinal blinding conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), […]

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Averda waste management

Averda waste management in SA

In 2016, Averda, a waste management company, established its South African operation through a number of acquisitions. It offers fully integrated waste management, from on-site solutions to landfill management and disposal. (more…)

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Medical PA/Study Coordinator/Practice Manager – Seeks Employment

Highly accomplished and efficient lady with excellent interpersonal skills. Has 13 years of experience working for a medical specialist.  Passionate about helping people and willing to go the extra mile.  (more…)

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UP Sports medicine

UP Prof appointed as FIFA tournament medical officer

Prof Efraim Kramer of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), has been appointed as the new FIFA Tournament Medical Officer for the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia 2017 and the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. (more…)

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