Drug Safety Africa 2018

Any individual in the academic or business environment with an interest in drug safety is invited to register for the Drug Safety Africa 2018 conference taking place 20-22 November in Potchefstroom...

Issued by Drug Safety Africa 2 days ago

New financing mechanism protects against climate change

A new climate risk financing mechanism offers reliable and predictable funding for early humanitarian response to extreme weather shocks...

20 Sep 2018

Micorocoil localisation in treating early-stage lung cancer

A breakthrough minimally invasive surgery technique, microcoil localisation, allows doctors to pinpoint and remove tiny nodules in early-stage lung cancer without damaging additional healthy tissue...

20 Sep 2018

'Fake food' in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

Owners of small shops in South Africa have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that's past its sell-by date. The issue has been caught up in xenophobic violence...

By Jane Battersby and Gareth Haysom 19 Sep 2018

TB is still the world's #1 killer

Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54-million TB deaths since 2000, TB remains the world's deadliest infectious disease...

19 Sep 2018

Building a business while fighting breast cancer

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, George Wyngaardt shares how his wife, Jade Wyngaardt started a digital marketing agency while fighting stage 3 breast cancer...

By George Wyngaardt 18 Sep 2018

Understanding depression and related symptoms key to suicide prevention in SA

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), South Africa has the sixth highest rate of suicide in Africa, with approximately 11.6 of every 100,000 people in the country completing suicide...

Issued by Cipla 18 Sep 2018

Tackle Africa's chronic diseases with effective actions

Cost-effective interventions are needed in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to reduce death burden caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...

By Sam Otieno 18 Sep 2018

Micro-TESE surgery results in SA's first successful pregnancy

Microdissection testicular sperm extraction (Micro-TESE) surgery, used to retrieve sperm cells from a man with testicular failure, resulted in the first successful pregnancy of its kind in South Africa...

18 Sep 2018

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