Health & Medicine

With this new funding allocation, the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, through PEPFAR, will continue programs in support of South Africa’s HIV/AIDS and TB response under the recently launched 2017-2022 HIV, TB, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) National Strategic Plan (NSP) PRETORIA, South Africa, May 5, 2017/APO/ --  On April 25,…
April is the month when South Africans hold their last  sunshine-filled lunchtime braais, where long weekends force us all to wind down just a little and when many of us indulge in  chocolates of all kinds – from boxfuls of ubiquitous marshmallow eggs, to all sorts of sweet treats. The…
Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:45

BHF Launches Healthcare Forums for Managers

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Providing a platform for managers in the healthcare funding industry to network with peers and mentors and hone their strategic thinking around industry issues is a key objective of a new Healthcare Forum initiated and organised by the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF). “The BHF Healthcare forum is firmly focused on providing managers with…
For every meter of the five kilometre course, R60 was raised for cancer treatment and support at the 2016 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer, presented by the Eastern Cape Department of Health. Among the 11 000 walkers who braved rain and wind were the Premier of the Eastern Cape, Phumulo…
Demonstrating leadership in medical innovation, privately owned Biotechnology company BGM Pharma has entered into a landmark partnership with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), to bring GluCABTM, a new theranostic, to market. A first for South Africa, the deal signifies a breakthrough…
NUTRiBULLET’s most technically advanced unit to date, the NUTRiBULLET Rx, is now available in South Africa! This new super blaster is one of a kind offering unsurpassed extraction of nutrients and foods, rendering them into an easily digestible state. The NUTRiBULLET Rx is the result of years of diligent research and…
Cape Town – Ascendis Health, the high growth health and care brands group, is to purchase the southern African veterinary operations of Cipla India for R375 million. Cipla Vet (companion animals) and Cipla Agrimed (commercial animals) sell a range of high quality animal medicines. The business was established in 2004 and the…
Monday, 06 March 2017 11:15

Demarcation Regulationshe

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What does it mean for your healthcare planning? On 23 December 2016, National Treasury promulgated the latest version of the Demarcation Regulations (DR) in parliament, for implementation on 1 April 2017. Although the regulations will become effective then, existing health insurance products will only need to comply with the regulations by 1…
South Africa’s sex toy users want orgasm enhancement and just love vibrators. 16 February 2017, Cape Town:    The country’s first dedicated sex toy industry survey reveals that over three-quarters (76.7%) of the respondents use sex toys and that the biggest reason for people not using them (23.3% of the sample)…
This year’s World Cancer Day, taking place on Saturday, 4 February is the second to fall under the three-year World Cancer Day ‘We Can, I Can’ campaign. The theme highlights how everyone can help reduce the global burden of cancer. 'Inspire Action, Take Action', is the message the Cancer Association…
Local flooring company Polyflor SA was once again in the privileged position to assist Carte Blanche with their “Making a Difference” campaign by donating a 780 m2 vinyl floor for use in the creation of an Infant High Care Ward at the Sebokeng Hospital. According to Tandy Coleman, CEO of…
January 03, 2017: A recent forecast report focusing on the Ovarian Cancer Market has been added to the wide portfolio of Market Research Hub (MRH). It is entitled as, “Ovarian Cancer - Pipeline Review, H2 2016”. Latest Pharmaceutical and Healthcare disease pipeline guide Ovarian Cancer Pipeline Review, H2 2016, provides…
Medical scheme costs are fast outstripping affordability with members under pressure to meet increases ranging between 10-15% depending on their benefit plan as of 1 January 2017. Medical scheme increases over the past two decades have shown a steep hyper-inflationary trend, while in many instances levels of cover have reduced in…
With the help of a simple FREE app, South Africans can now choose healthier meals when eating out, AND be rewarded for it.  Leading nutritional solutions company, CHOW offers a restaurant programme available in over 300 restaurant outlets nationwide, that makes choosing healthier meals easy for consumers, this festive season.…
Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:36

Remembering the children

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World AIDS Day will be celebrated this Thursday, 1 December 2016. UNAIDS has declared the theme ‘Hands up for #HIVprevention’ in response to the results of the Prevention Gap Report which shows high levels of new HIV infections every year.   At the end of 2015, there were approximately 2.6…

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