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SA recommits to zero malaria by 2018

Pretoria: The Department of Health says it plans to eliminate malaria by achieving zero cases of locally transmitted malaria by 2018. On 25 April 2016, people across the globe will take part in a wide range ...
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Cabinet gives green light to new initiation policy

Pretoria: A new radical national policy that aims to curb initiation deaths and act harshly against illegal initiation schools has been approved by Cabinet. Following its recent meeting, Cabinet has given ...
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Council for Medical Schemes encourages members of medical schemes to take charge of the affairs of their medical schemes

As the regulator of the medical schemes industry, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) would like to encourage the members of medical schemes to take charge of the affairs of their medical schemes by attending ...
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Walking with purpose

GEMS gets behind Human Rights Walk   On Sunday, 24 April 2016, hundreds of South Africans will take to the streets of Johannesburg for the Human Rights Walk at Constitution Hill, in celebration of twenty ...
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Prepare for POPI – regulator shortlist

By Nerushka Deosaran, Senior Associate Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. On Wednesday, 13 April 2016, ten shortlisted candidates were named by the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services ...
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First ever robotic-assisted prostate surgery performed in KwaZulu-Natal

Life-saving robotic technology now available in Umhlanga   Medical history was made in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday with the first ever use of a state-of-the-art robotic surgical system at Netcare Umhlanga ...
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Hospital plan uptake on the increase as medical costs soars

As pressure on household incomes grow, interest rates increase and levels of discretionary income decline, more South Africans are looking at ways of trimming their monthly budgets. One of the first outlays examined ...
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Study reveals Cape Town records highest COPD prevalence in 24 countries

Non-communicable diseases are fast on the rise in South Africa, with shocking new data* revealing that Cape Town recorded the highest prevalence rate of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)** - currently ...
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Free Wi-Fi changes life in Ekurhuleni

Tsakane: A young entrepreneur, who previously had to pay to access the internet, is now able to do research for his company from the free Wi-Fi that is provided by Ekurhuleni Municipality. Calvin Mathebula, ...
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SingularityU SA Global Impact Competition winner to work towards establishing stem cell bank for HIV resistant cells

Nick Walker, the winner of a 10-week course at Singularity University in Silicon Valley, California, hopes to use his winning concept to start a stem cell storage bank in collaboration with scientists who are developing ...
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Medical Malpractice claims in excess of R5m up 900% since 2009

Practitioners face increasingly litigious society  Medical malpractice claims in excess of R5million have increased by 900% since 2009 and on average, one in every five claims are in excess of R1million, ...
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World Health Day: How do you fare up this World Health Day?

We get so easily concerned with every day-things, from work to our finances, but often neglect our most important asset – our health. How often do you go for a check-up, or do you wait until that nagging ...
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World Health Day 2016 – Growing diabetes rates require a shift towards preventative medicine

Lifestyle changes can prevent or help manage diabetes   This World Health Day, commemorated on 7 April, healthcare professionals at Netcare hospitals are warning that type 2 diabetes is on the rise. ...
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Utilisation of Medical Services

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) carried out an analysis on the utilisation data of health services during the calendar years 2013 and 2014, based on the data provided by medical schemes through the Annual ...
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Largest African Healthcare Congress to focus on collaborative innovation

Addressing the continents biggest emerging healthcare trends   Solving Africa’s biggest healthcare challenges requires a collaborative approach between governments, healthcare professionals and ...
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Protect yourself this season change from colds and flus

A seasonal change is upon us and in the next few months the South African weather forecasts will start reflecting colder weather conditions as autumn and winter creeps up on us. Helping your body transition with ...
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