If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Three researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability, which is a groundbreaking improvement for fighting illnesses, like cancer and anaemia.
So far only R200m has been spent on the National Health Insurance programme, or 9.5% of the R2.1bn budgeted for the full 2019/20 financial year, according to Treasury.
Excessive patenting of medication that inflates prices, blocks generic competition, and ultimately hinders access to medication is being challenged.
Dr Paulo de Valdoleiros, who recently shot to prominence after it emerged that he allows patients to pay "what they can afford" for consultations, says his job is not simply to diagnose patients and prescribe medication.
People who are over 50 have found that cannabis can soothe the symptoms of arthritis, Parkinson's, and the effects of a stroke.
Right now anyone selling cannabis-containing medicine in South Africa is doing so illegally, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority says – and only 56 people have special import dispensation for their private use.
Every year, researchers quietly pave the way for the advancement of medicine, and 2018 was no exception.
Principle Officer of the Government Employee Medical Scheme Dr Guni Goolab and Chief operations Officer Dr Stan Moloabi share their views on the future of healthcare.
Colour tints are known to be possible effects of sildenafil - also known as Viagra.
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has opened emergency phone lines 'to ensure that health products available to the public are safe, effective and of good quality'.
Pharmaceutical company Aspen's net profit declined 14% as the group disposed of some of its businesses during the period as part of its strategic review to focus on pharmaceuticals.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and illegal, but how dangerous is it to drive under the influence of medication?
Proposals for a renewed MBChB curriculum at Stellenbosch University involve a new approach to medicine that will be socially accountable and tailored to the needs of South Africans.
A University of Cape Town alumnus has given the tertiary institution about R18m towards research about new life-saving drugs for infectious diseases.
People are using medicine intended for horses with parasite infections to treat the skin disease rosacea, drawing the concern of dermatologists.
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.
Investors think uBiome's data could be used to design new drugs for everything from autoimmune diseases to cancer.
There's a nationwide shortage of certain antiretrovirals and contraceptives, but the National Health Department has not yet devised a plan to address the problem.
Mfanafuthi, who was in his third year when the tragedy happened, will never forget the phone call from his older brother, Njabulo, that delivered the devastating news.
The pills were recalled weeks after a global recall, but the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority says it is not the only responsible party.
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