Setting our sights on ILEVRO 0.3% once daily

Novartis Ophthalmology are proud to announce the launch of new ILEVRO® Eye Drops, (nepafenac 3 mg/ml, suspension), a prodrug NSAID at a convenient and compliance enhancing once-daily dose

Telemedicine revolutionises diabetes management in South Africa

A recent report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), supported by Abbott, has revealed that diabetes was the second leading cause of death after Tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. A condition such as diabetes needs regular check-ins with healthcare professionals and close monitoring; however, considering COVID-19, the seriousness of diabetes led to an imperative shift to remote patient consultations and telemedicine in the country.

Palindrome Data uses machine learning to create South African first in HIV patient and practitioner care

Palindrome Data uses machine learning to create South African first in HIV patient and practitioner care

Palindrome Data and partners have developed South Africa’s first suite of digital and paper-based HIV job-aids backed by machine learning for frontline healthcare workers in South Africa. The combination of new and alternative data sources with traditional data sources allows for the creation of new tools that help healthcare workers triage at-risk patients. The solution can correctly predict three out of four times when a patient is going to be virally suppressed or unsuppressed.

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA

CHOC recommends that despite the SARS-Coronavirus-2 pandemic which is still evolving globally and remains a public health emergency of international concern, do not avoid getting checked or delay your treatment, an early diagnosis can better the survival rate.

World Brain Day 2021 dedicated to Multiple Sclerosis

World Brain Day 2021 dedicated to Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis has been called an invisible or silent disease, and the symptoms are not always obvious, but the disease can cut short the life ambitions of young, economically active people. Earlier diagnosis and better access to treatment can offer better quality of life to those affected by a disease for which there is no cure. This year World Brain Day is dedicated to multiple sclerosis.

Unrest in SA – children vulnerable to post-traumatic stress

Unrest in SA – children vulnerable to post-traumatic stress

The continuous civil unrest, looting and violence gripping parts of our country could see a spike in PTSD amongst children, even those not directly impacted, warns the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP). Parents and caregivers play the most crucial role in assisting children to deal with the current uncertainty and they need to recognise that children simply hearing about the violence, and observing adults’ responses to the situation, can cause child a child to become more anxious and traumatised.

How digital is making healthcare smarter

How digital is making healthcare smarter

The need to access decentralised care has accelerated the use of emerging tech and digital solutions in the healthcare environment to enable remote care and improve healthcare outcomes in regions where access was previously unavailable. Bluegrass Digital partners with many clients in the healthcare sector to develop insight-led user experiences and drive innovation.