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To protect us all, babies travelling overseas may need the measles shot at 6 months instead of 12

Babies are normally vaccinated against measles at 12 months old. But doctors are now suggesting having the shot as early as six months might be worthwhile for youngsters traveling overseas.

By Nicholas Wood, Alexis Pillsbury and Jean Li-Kim-Moy 28 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferers

L'Oréal and Alibaba Group have joined forces to launch an AI-powered mobile app designed to diagnose acne, to be made available on Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao mobile app next month...

22 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

CHINA

China says Anthem hacking accusations 'groundless'

BEIJING, CHINA: China has rejected accusations it was behind a hacking attack that saw data on up to 80 million customers stolen from US health insurance giant Anthem as 'groundless'...

10 Feb 2015

CAMEROON

Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa's poor

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.

24 Aug 2013

CHINA

KFC sales plummet on bird flu fears

SHANGHAI CHINA: Sales of fast food KFC in China slumped an estimated 36% in April, according to parent Yum! Brands, as consumers shunned chicken due to the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in humans.

14 May 2013

UNITED STATES

Will technology kill us or make us stronger?

NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.

16 Jan 2013

UNITED STATES

Economic slowdown impacts on consumer health-care spending

WASHINGTON, US: Rising health care costs, coupled with the current state of the economy, have prompted many consumers across the globe to delay care, alter household spending and worry about their ability to pay for future health care costs according to the 4th annual Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions 2011 Survey of Health Care Consumers.

24 Jun 2011

CHINA

The 70m spit

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Spitting is a national habit in China. The Public Health Bureau Of Shanghai wanted an anti-spitting public awareness campaign to target migrant workers in an attempt to squash the habit.

12 Oct 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Tiens Group launches state-of-the-art healthcare centre in China

World-class health and wellness facilities now on offer for South Africans who frequently visit the country.

7 Oct 2010

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