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Medication errors cost more than US$ 42 billion annually

Every person around the world will at some point in their life take medicines to prevent or treat illness. However, medicines do sometimes cause serious harm if taken incorrectly, monitored insufficiently or as the result of an error, accident or … Continue reading

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100 thousand South Africans die from cancer each year

Cancer causes almost one in six deaths globally, that’s translate to almost 8.8 million. In South Africa, the diseases affect more than 100 thousand people, every year. Many of these cases are diagnosed at late stages when they are harder to … Continue reading

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Six million people die each year because of tobacco use

Cigarette packages in most countries, including South Africa, carry health warnings; however, it seems these cautionary messages are not effective in stopping smoking. According to a new landmark global report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National … Continue reading

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