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Asthma-related deaths on the rise 27 Aug 2013 | 10:11 pm

The incidence of asthma-related deaths has been on a steady increase in South Africa over the past few decades though the prevalence rate remains low, according to the National Asthma Education Progra...

AstraZeneca buys US cancer drugs firm 27 Aug 2013 | 09:15 pm

LONDON, UK: AstraZeneca said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy US-based cancer drugs company Amplimmune, as the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals group seeks to bolster its flagging pipeline of new pro...

SA rallies to end gender-based violence 27 Aug 2013 | 12:17 pm

High ranking government officials on Saturday participated in the National Men's Rally to reaffirm their commitment to end gender-based violence. Read more... | Send to a friend

Lung disease and melanoma: a common molecular mechanism? 27 Aug 2013 | 04:45 am

A Yale-led team of researchers has solved a biological mystery about the common genesis of many serious diseases such as asthma and metastatic melanoma, identifying the first known pathway by which th...

In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Bio-Oil - a well-oiled business machine 26 Aug 2013 | 09:36 pm

SA skin-care brand Bio-Oil is a worldwide success story, and the core product of Union Swiss, a multi-million dollar company that sells Bio-Oil in over 50 countries worldwide. Read more... | Send to a...

Household report shows improvements, challenges 24 Aug 2013 | 09:11 pm

There have been improvements in key delivery sectors, however challenges in certain areas remain, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said yesterday (Thursday). Read more... | Send to a friend

Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa's poor 24 Aug 2013 | 03:25 pm

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost...

Messenger between gut and brain linked to eating behaviour 23 Aug 2013 | 08:52 pm

Yale researchers report they may have found a key molecular messenger that links the stomach-to-brain reward circuits and signals the brain it has sufficient calories. Read more... | Send to a friend

Growing use of MRIs leading to more invasive breast cancer surgery 22 Aug 2013 | 07:32 pm

Heavy use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women with breast cancer, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the current...

Bird flu and hygiene 21 Aug 2013 | 07:09 pm

The first case of human to human transmission of bird flu is a reminder of the importance of healthy hand hygiene habits, says Initial. Read more... | Send to a friend

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