SA medical breakthrough: measuring intracranial pressure

Paediatric neurosurgeon Dr Llewellyn Padayachy has introduced a novel diagnostic method, which uses the eye as a window to the brain.

Cape Town newborn benefits from advanced keyhole surgery

A keyhole procedure to repair a diaphragmatic hernia, a congenital defect in the diaphragm, was successfully performed on a newborn baby at Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital in Cape Town.

iNova’s ‘knowyourcough’ website guides patients towards optimal treatment

The pharmaceutical firm, which focuses on African, Asian and Australian markets, has opened a local website to educate people about cough types and available treatments.

Tshemba Foundation fights cancer in rural South Africa

Tshemba is dedicated to promoting women’s health and places medical volunteers where they are needed at clinics in the Limpopo area, including the Hlokomela Women’s Clinic.

Aspen a significant contributor at investment conference

A significant contributor to the investment commitment at the recent Presidential Investment Conference was South Africa and the southern hemisphere’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, Aspen Pharmacare.

Pharma Dynamics launches new allergy treatment in SA

Pharma Dynamics has launched a new over-the-counter product, called Nexa AllerShield, which contains cellulose powder that literally ‘shields’ the nasal membrane of patients from nasal allergens.

Acitop packaging gets a facelift

Acitop, the well-known cold sore and fever blister medication marketed by iNova Pharmaceuticals, has undergone a change of packaging.

Corporations failing children with HIV

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is spearheading a campaign of criticism about the way multinational corporations have been dragging feet instead of developing HIV drugs for children.

Six questions entrepreneurs need to ask when selecting a medical aid

Part of making sure that you give the best of yourself to your new business is to make sure you’re in good health.

ISAAC says: Asthma is increasing in SA

Asthma death rates in South Africa remain among the highest in the world, according to the 2018 Global Asthma Report. Globally, an estimated 339 million people are affected.

Fighting the world’s biggest killer

Around 50% people with hypertension are unaware of their condition. Of those who are aware, half do not take any action to control their blood pressure.

Losing desire

Right now, not wanting sex is the most common sexual problem of all for women as well as for increasing numbers of men.

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