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Friday, 27 October 2017 13:03

The Durban Wellness Festival

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STEP UP FOR HEALTH AT THE DURBAN WELLNESS FESTIVAL!  Diabetes may be the second highest cause of death in South Africa after tuberculosis but people are still in denial.  As most people only begin to look after their health when they have a scare and are forced to drastically stem…
Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:43

Emergency radiology crucial in crisis

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Emergency radiologists are on the front line of patient care 24/7/365. When disaster strikes and multiple casualties are brought to hospital radiologists provide the imaging services and diagnostic imaging. “Because emergencies can happen day or night, emergency radiologists are vital in the timely diagnosis and management of emergency patients using…
Finalise the draft policy and amend laws to save lives, activists tell the Department of Trade and Industry PRETORIA, South Africa, October 24, 2017/APO Group/ --  Today, more than 1,000 members of the Fix the Patent Laws Coalition (FTPL) will march to the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in…
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:26

#LoveYourBones – Protect your future!

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You can’t stop time - but you can stop osteoporosis  Over 200 million people worldwide are affected by osteoporosis.  One bone gets fractured every 3 seconds ¹ – that’s a lot of broken bones.  “In fact it equates to almost 9 million fractures a year¹,” explains Dr Aneesa Sheik, Medical Director of…
Pink Lady® apples together with Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest exporter of  South African apples and pears into more than 104 countries, hosted their eighth annual Crafts for Cancer workshop on Saturday, 14 October 2017 at Vrede en Lust Wine Estate.  Every year this event is held to raise funds…
As a result of the strictly regulated medical industry, economic challenges and pressures that we face and the opportunity for various innovative business ventures, we have compiled the below article on the rules and regulations with regards to the sharing of rooms and the HPCSA. The concept of a medical…
South Africans are being challenged in the month of October to become advocates of stroke awareness and lend a hand to the survivors of stroke by learning to recognise the tell-tale signs of an brain attack while sharing the knowledge that enables rapid, effective response. World Stroke Day on Sunday, October…
The 2017 conference will mainly focus on how to accelerate toward elimination on multiple fronts, including tuberculosis (TB) and co-infections, improving tobacco control and reducing air pollution PRETORIA, South Africa, October 12, 2017/APO/ --  The South African government through the delegation from the Department of Health will this week share…
The Centre for Food Safety has contacted the South African authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health on avian influenza outbreaks HONG KONG, The People's Republic of China, October 10, 2017/APO/ --  The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the…
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 09:22

World sight day event - "Make vision count"

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This year’s focus is on primary school learners whose uncorrected vision problems could impair child development and interfere with learning PRETORIA, South Africa, October 10, 2017/APO/ --  The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla will on Thursday lead the World Sight Day Commemoration activities in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni to raise…
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:03

33% Ambulance shortage in Ekurhuleni

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by Michael Waters MP - DA Deputy Chief Whip in the National Assembly and Lethabong Constituency Head According to a Parliamentary reply, Ekurhuleni has a total combined ambulance fleet of 212. This is 106 ambulances short of what it should have available for operations within its metropolitan boundaries. There should…
The new fixed dose combination will be available to low and middle-income countries (LMICs) at a reduced price of US$75 per person, per year PRETORIA, South Africa, September 22, 2017/APO/ --  The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in collaboration with a number of international organisations and agencies reached a…

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