New drug-resistant cancer compounds show promise

The University of Tokyo's Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), Fujitsu, and Kowa have announced that using IT-based drug discovery technologies, which entails computer-based virtual design and evaluation, they have successfully created new...

Hazardous waste management system launched

Healthcare institutions have a legal duty to ensure that their hazardous waste is managed responsibly. As stipulated in the Proposed National Health Care Risk Waste Management Regulations (2018), the person in charge of a health establishment must ensure that health...

Technology key to African healthcare

Technology is shaping the way we experience healthcare. From electronic medical records and patient self-tracking to informatics and minimally invasive procedures, healthcare is getting more and more high-tech. And nurses in Africa are at the forefront of using...

AI helps with improving healthcare outcomes

Predictive analytics can save lives. Healthcare has always come with the fine balance of prioritising care and allocating scarce resources. Providers are faced with tough decisions about how long doctors or nurses see patients, who occupies their limited number of...

Cell C backs MomConnect

Maternal health messaging service MomConnect has provided health-related information for 1,8-million South African mothers since its launch in 2014 and has grown into one of the largest programmes of its kind in the world. It is currently being implemented by the...

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An AI a day …

One of the greatest benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) to humankind is its influence on the medical field. This is according to Anton Jacobs, MD of Networks Unlimited, who says: “Powered by some of the most sophisticated technology, AI is assisting in improving...

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