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Why telemedicine could be the next big thing

11 Aug 2020
TheInterdisciplinary Research in Health Sciences Unit at Oxford University reported an increase of more than 1 000% in medical video conferencing over two weeks as part of a six-month study they were doing in Scotland.'

In SA the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the partnership between Vodacom and Discovery, in order to provide free online doctors’ consultations, as a private sector intervention to relieve the pressures that could burden the health system as coronavirus infections peak, wroteSifiso Skenjana (Fin24, 7 August 2020).


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Blood test heralds new era in Alzheimer's diagnosis

11 Aug 2020

A new blood test may be able to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with astonishing accuracy, according to a study by Swedish researchers. The test not only differentiate between Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, but also detects signs of Alzheimer’s two decades before symptoms appeared in people who were genetically predisposed to develop the degenerative disease by measuring levels of a specific tau protein, called p-tau217, - Health24 (6 August 2020).


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Gaps for small apps

06 Aug 2020

According to the Harambe Entrepreneurship Alliance network, the global pandemic has had far-reaching effects for African start-ups, as between 70% and 80% of those not backed by venture capital face possible closure due to the economic crisis. – reported Financial Mail (6 August 2020).


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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni ends emergency PPE procurement

06 Aug 2020

National Treasury has ended the emergency procurement process for Personal Protective Equipment and protective clothing, saying it's back to business as usual for government suppliers, reported News24 (6 August 2020).


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Weekly death toll falls for the first time in three months

06 Aug 2020

On August 6, News24 reported that the weekly number of COVID-19 deaths in SA has fallen for the first time in three months.


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Small hospital group in the right space for NHI

05 Aug 2020

The small hospital group, RH Bophelo, which listed on the JSE in 2017, has set its sights on establishing itself as a force in the healthcare industry. RH Bophelo aims to provide affordable healthcare.


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COVID-19: The big wave is coming

09 Jun 2020

“It is only a matter of time before the rest of South Africa reaches the surge in COVID-19 coronavirus cases currently being experienced in the Western Cape, experts warn,” reported City Press (7 June 2020).


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