COURT BATTLE DELAYS CANCER TREATMENT FOR THOUSANDS AS HEALTH DEPARTMENT FACES CRITICISM

Section27 Twitter Wed 24 July 2024: Gauteng – The Cancer Alliance, Section 27, and the Treatment Action Campaign have sued the Gauteng Health Department for failing to use and prevent the misallocation of an R784 million budget intended to address the backlog in radiation and surgical treatment for cancer patients in the province. The interdict, filed […]

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HEALTH INFORMATION OF 12.9 MILLION AUSTRALIANS COMPROMISED IN MASSIVE DATA BREACH

Fri 19 July 2024: Electronic prescription provider MediSecure has revealed that the personal data of approximately 12.9 million Australians were leaked during a cyber security incident earlier this year, Xinhua reported. On April 13, MediSecure discovered that a database server had been encrypted by suspected ransomware, before the incident was first notified to the public […]

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YOUR SMART WATCH ISN’T A MEDICAL DEVICE – BUT IT IS TRACKING ALL YOUR HEALTH DATA

Wed 17 July 2024: For millions of people, smartwatches aren’t just a piece of technology. They can use them to take control of their health in ways never thought possible. As you go on your morning run, a smartwatch can monitor the rhythmic pounding of your feet and your heart’s steady beat. The watch can […]

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INSULIN PENS SCARCE AS MANUFACTURER PUTS PROFIT BEFORE PEOPLE

Tue 16 July 2024: Manufacturers are prioritising profits over the lives of patients, says South African Medical Associations’s (SAMA) chairperson, Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa. This as the public healthcare system ran out of insulin pens, crucial for those living with diabetes. Mzukwa was speaking in an interview with Salaamedia on Tuesday. He said the shortage of insulin pens […]

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STUDY REVEALS LONG-TERM DAILY MULTIVITAMIN USE DOESN’T IMPROVE LONGEVITY

Sat 13 July 2024: A comprehensive study analyzing over two decades of data from nearly 400,000 participants in the United States suggests that long-term daily multivitamin use does not improve longevity in healthy adults. Approximately 33% of US adults take daily multivitamins, believing they may help prevent disease and contribute to a longer, healthier life. […]

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