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Here is how the DA wants to change your next visit to hospitals in South Africa

2018-07-24T14:19:43+00:00

The Democratic Alliance has unveiled its alternative plan for universal healthcare in South Africa, via a full policy document titled ‘Our Health Plan (OHP)’. The political party says its health plan will provide quality healthcare to all South Africans within 5-8 years. “We believe our offer is the most credible and workable option that seeks to ensure that no person is denied quality healthcare because they are poor,” said DA shadow minister of health, Dr Wilmot James. The DA said its policy would replace the current National Health Insurance (NHI) system, should it be voted into power. “It can be rolled [...]

Here is how the DA wants to change your next visit to hospitals in South Africa 2018-07-24T14:19:43+00:00

New sensor technology could speed up blood test analysis

2016-09-25T11:23:20+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Researchers at the University of York have developed a new sensor that is capable of detecting multiple proteins and enzymes in a small volume of blood, which could significantly speed up diagnostic healthcare processes. Currently tests to detect the presence of infection or disease require a sample of blood from a patient, which is later analysed in a laboratory to detect markers of disease.  The presence of particular proteins can give an indication of a health condition and the best course of treatment, but only one type of protein can be [...]

New sensor technology could speed up blood test analysis 2016-09-25T11:23:20+00:00

Medical Tests Every Woman Needs to Be Healthy for Life

2016-08-11T12:47:17+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] You exercise, eat right and get plenty of sleep -— great! But if you're only going to the doctor's office when you think you have a cold or need a refill on your birth control, you're missing out on a huge area of preventative health. Having regular check-ups and routine screenings and tests can help you catch health problems and help you avoid a full-blown health crisis years down the road. So to help you take control of your health, here are the tests every woman should have done in her [...]

Medical Tests Every Woman Needs to Be Healthy for Life 2016-08-11T12:47:17+00:00