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A health worker looks on at an Ebola transit centre in Beni in North Kivu province, DRC. Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA
Ebola survivors can lose their eyesight. What we're doing to prevent it

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest outbreak in the country since 1976 when the Ebola virus was first identified in what was then known as Zaire...

By Steven Yeh, Jean-Claude Mwanza & Jessica Shantha 16 May 2019

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Irish study: Why fewer female medical students choose surgery

Just 6.9% of female students say they never felt intimidated during their surgical training, compare to 15.8% of their male counterparts...

18 Apr 2019

Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?
Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is awaiting the president's go-ahead to investigate allegations that Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA) employees may have taken bribes...

By Roxy de Villiers 5 Apr 2019

Introducing the e-patient
Introducing the e-patient

Almost half the South African population has access to the internet, including 8-million Twitter users and 16-million Facebook users...

4 Apr 2019

Informed consent: The costly legal implications if it's not done right
Informed consent: The costly legal implications if it's not done right

The value of keeping proper written records of explanations, discussions and advice leading to the informed consent to avoid protracted legal proceedings for both doctors and patients...

By Lisa Swaine 3 Apr 2019

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Ask Dr Google. The pros and cons of online diagnosis

Pop symptoms of a headache into a search engine and it will come back with a myriad of diagnoses, varying from a sinus headache to a tumour...

1 Apr 2019

Doctor's orders: Start saving now
Doctor's orders: Start saving now

Medical doctors have tremendous earning potential and can expect to accumulate wealth in their lifetime...

29 Mar 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Jose Fernando Arevalo
Cancer drug offers more affordable treatment for diabetic retinopathy

Treatment for diabetic retinopathy can be expensive, especially in low and middle-income countries such as South Africa...

12 Dec 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Eye hospital opens with CSI surgeries
Eye hospital opens with CSI surgeries

Among the first patients to be admitted to a new ophthalmic hospital in Cape Town will include indigent patients, who cannot afford eye surgery.

4 Oct 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Opticians marketing to help the practice

It is so often noticed that opticians only buy ads in newspapers or rent billboards. That is not a correct approach. Here are some tips that you may want to consider to help the entire practice...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jul 2016

The two laureates, Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal. Photo: UN/Rick Bajornas
Nelson Mandela Prize winners feted

The planting of a small food garden this summer just outside United Nations headquarters in New York was more than a decorative effort by a gardener with a green thumb. It was one of many 'Time to Serve' activities in the worldwide 'Take Action, Inspire Change' campaign motivated by former South African president, the late Nelson Mandela...

By Bo Li 29 Dec 2015

Google teams with J&J on robotic surgery
Google teams with J&J on robotic surgery

NEW YORK CITY, US: US health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced plans to collaborate with Google on surgical robotics...

31 Mar 2015

China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage
China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage

The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration last week in Beijing explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged for greater health development...

30 Mar 2015

Beat invisible glaucoma
Beat invisible glaucoma

The international theme for this year's World Glaucoma Week is once again, "Beat Invisible Glaucoma." Glaucoma is a group of diseases, with open-angle glaucoma being the most common form...

12 Mar 2015

Take care of your eyes at work
Take care of your eyes at work

Workplace Eye Wellness Awareness Month (March 2015) is a global initiative to increase awareness of the daily risks that can affect good vision in the work environment...

2 Mar 2015

Being out in the light can leave you in the dark - UV radiation and you
Being out in the light can leave you in the dark - UV radiation and you

While UV rays make up only a very small portion of the sun's rays, they are the main cause of the sun's damaging effects on the eyes...

17 Dec 2014

Get your eyes tested now
Get your eyes tested now

Following the end of National Eye Care Awareness Month on 20 October 2014, it is important to go for that eye test, as blindness can be averted through early detection and treatment.

By Andre Horn 17 Oct 2014

Study for genetic eye conditions seeks candidates
Study for genetic eye conditions seeks candidates

Several Eastern Cape families have been identified as part of a genetics study into eye conditions that cause progressive loss of sight, Retina South Africa's Gail Cillié said.

By Estelle Ellis 23 Sep 2014

BrailleNote Apex computers revolutionises education
BrailleNote Apex computers revolutionises education

BrailleNote Apex computers, with groundbreaking, inclusive technology, are bringing low vision and blind learners into the classroom. The technology will be on show at SABC African EduWeek to showcase latest classroom technology from 10-11 July 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

24 Jun 2014

Alexa Garthwaite
Staying healthy at your desk

The health risks associated with office work have been well documented in recent years.

By Alexa Garthwaite 20 Feb 2014

Wits medical students excel in specialist examinations
Wits medical students excel in specialist examinations

Wits students towered head and shoulders above the rest in the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa examination held in October 2013.

9 Jan 2014

Eye examinations available online
Eye examinations available online

Digital Optometry today announced the launch of its new global website, which offers eye examination software Spectrum Eyecare, making superior vision examinations available to all.

5 Dec 2013

SAB Social Innovation Award winners 2013
SAB Social Innovation Award winners 2013

The R1-million winner of the third Annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards held in Sandton late last week is 'Vula' Eye Health Mobile Phone App.

5 Nov 2013

State cannot afford to hire the specialists it trains
State cannot afford to hire the specialists it trains

The government is training enough medical specialists but doesn't have the money to employ them all‚ health consultant Nicholas Crisp told delegates to the Hospital Association of SA conference.

By Tamar Kahn 30 Oct 2013

Cataracts can be cured

During Eye Awareness Week (7-11 October) and particularly on World Sight Day, which takes place on 10 October, South Africans are being urged to take care of their vision and to help others do the same. This year's theme is is about cataract surgery - the gift of sight.

8 Oct 2013

Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Awards 2013/14
Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Awards 2013/14

Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.

15 Aug 2013

Damar Optical launches new site

Optical wholesaling specialists, Damar Optical, recently launched its brand new website. Designed by Hoopla Creative and engineered by iGroup, the site aims to provide customers with the opportunity to conveniently order products at any time of the day.

2 Aug 2013

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