South Africa is making huge advances in the fight against the HIV/Aids epidemic, according to UNAIDS, which launched its global Aids update report in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, on Tuesday. The Times quotes the global body as saying: "South Africa, for... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
The prolonged shutdown of a critical state-owned nuclear medicine producer because of operational issues has put South Africa at risk of losing its global competitive advantage in the sector. Business Day reports that this is according to Mineral... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
The SA Human Rights Commission says no action has been taken against Pretoria clinic officials who turned away a heavily pregnant woman who ended up giving birth outside the gates. The Times quotes Gauteng manager at the commission Buang Jones as... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
In the face of legal action, the Health Professions Council of SA has agreed not to limit the number of overseas-qualified doctors allowed to write board exams each year. A group of 77 South African doctors who qualified overseas but wanted to... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
Failing medical students want a SA Human Rights Commission probe of Wits University's internationally validated marking system, which they claim is 'discriminatory'. City Press reports: "She failed once, but her appeal to be readmitted was... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
The NHI Bill released last week indicated that multidisciplinary teams at primary care level as opposed to individuals rendering service on a capitation basis would be preferred under the new funding system. But, as pointed out from the floor during the weekend?s KZNDHC Conference in Durban, the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) has a ?
Four new Ebola treatments are being tried out in the DRC. The new Ebola vaccine is yet to be licensed but evidence shows that it protects against the strain of the virus. Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does this mean for the outbreak response? The government needs to revise national guidelines to better target PrEP at those that would most benefit from it. Paying people to quit smoking seems unfair, but that doesn't mean we […]
Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective. Most of the reasons people don’t take their medication aren't related to the antiretrovirals themselves, but rather social and systemic issues. Addressing HIV stigma through utilising the Acholi’s own local cultural system is an empowering process that will position […]
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Mediation in medical negligence cases has the potential not only to reduce the exorbitant legal costs of litigation against medical professionals in South Africa, but also to ensure that patients who have suffered damages as a result of medical negligence are fairly and timeously compensated, while encouraging education to curb incidences from happening again. However, ?
Although most children (85-90%) with cerebral palsy are born with it, diagnosis may be delayed until 2+ years of age. A diagnosis is made by monitoring motor milestones; infants thought to be at risk for CP are enrolled in early intervention programs where their progress is closely watched. New and better ways to identify infants ?
Patents of Note is a regular series of articles touching on patents that are of interest to the general public. Recently, a research team from the University of Illinois announced a major breakthrough in the field of crop science. Their research, published in the … (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
In 2006, the South African Government introduced a tax incentive scheme aimed at increasing scientific and technological research and development expenditure by businesses throughout all sectors in South Africa. This tax-incentive scheme is provided for in… (Feed generated with FetchRSS)