A tech company just launched 'smart' cancer pills that track you with tiny sensors stamped into your medications

2019-01-20 13:55

A digital medicine company called Proteus makes 'smart pills' embedded with sensors that tell your doctor when you've taken your medication. The pills also track activity levels.

Gauteng ANC expresses concern over 21 missing Life Esidimeni patients

2018-11-07 14:05

The ANC in Gauteng has expressed concern over the remaining 21 Life Esidimeni patients who are yet to be located.

Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to find a cure for ageing

2018-10-30 06:15

Some believe that ageing is the common factor underlying diseases like Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Have your say on medical negligence claims in public healthcare

2018-10-22 15:00

The new State Liability Amendment Bill is out for public comment. Have your say on scrapping lump sum settlements over R1m and other proposals.

Medical schemes paid out R160.6bn during 2017, mostly for hospital care – report

2018-10-18 22:19

The Council for Medical Schemes, a regulatory body for medical schemes, on Thursday issued its annual report for 2017/18.

Gates Foundation backs self-checkup app's expansion in Africa

2018-10-11 05:45

A free app that lets patients do quick health checkups on themselves is the centerpiece of a Gates Foundation-backed project to bring better care to poor regions of Africa and eastern Europe.

Have your say on SA's private healthcare industry

2018-09-27 08:15

Medical schemes and private hospitals have over the last four years been under the Competition Commission’s microscope. Have your say on their provisional findings in our survey.

'National Death Insurance': Healthcare in ICU, says new report

2018-09-18 15:46

A new analysis of over 100 media reports on negligence, corruption, and mismanagement in the public healthcare system suggests throwing money at a broken healthcare system won't help, argues the report's co-author Marius Roodt.

Wolwerivier gets first medical facility thanks to Swedish family, who lost a loved one in Cape Town

2018-09-14 06:38

Enough money has been raised to build the residents of Wolwerivier relocation camp, north of Cape Town, its first medical facility.

NHI is fundamentally about social justice - Ramaphosa

2018-08-24 15:41

President Cyril Ramaphosa believes that the proposed National Health Insurance Bill can and will be a success, as it will provide "good quality health care" for all, irrespective of their background, race or creed.


Two women who just felt like wiping strangers' medical debt worth R21 million remind us of other cheerful givers

2018-12-06 18:24

Many of us have been blessed by a person who has helped us in a desperate time of need, evidence that good Samaritans still exist.

INSIDE LABOUR: A classic case of economic ill health

2018-11-02 10:04

No wonder there's resentment over SOE bailouts when ordinary people bear the brunt of healthcare that relies on the contents of bank accounts, says Terry Bell.

Treasury commits R350m to beef up staff at public health facilities

2018-10-24 15:08

Treasury is reprioritising R500m to boost the public health sector, R350m of which is being used to recruit more than 2 000 health professionals for public health facilities.

Eastern Cape villagers must wait two months or walk miles to clinics

2018-10-20 18:25

With only three mobile clinics to serve 93 places in Intsika Yethu, weekly visits are not possible.

WATCH: This 22-year-old accounting student is changing healthcare in his community

When Thembekile Mahintsho's father died in 2015, the 22-year-old accounting student found his calling. Watch the video above.

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Arson suspected after two fires at Durban's Addington Hospital

2018-10-05 09:00

Two fires flared up near fire exits in Durban's Addington Hospital which may have been acts of arson, the KwaZulu-Natal department of health has said.

Ascendis Health posts strong international growth

2018-09-25 14:05

The JSE-listed health and wellness company announced a 35% increase in international revenue in its latest annual financial results.

Poor healthcare linked to 5 million annual deaths worldwide

2018-09-18 11:00

Low- and middle-income countries are facing big healthcare challenges.

Probe under way after 5 babies die in Klebsiella outbreak at Gauteng hospital

2018-09-11 11:47

A probe is currently under way to establish the extent of a Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak after the death toll rose to five babies at a hospital in Vosloorus, Gauteng.

Scientists have found a way to calculate your risk for deadly conditions like diabetes, breast cancer and heart disease

2018-08-14 21:22

Scientists at the Broad Institute and Harvard have created a new genetic test that can assess a patient's risk for common diseases like coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and breast cancer.

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