Vaccination rates against COVID-19 in the United States have risen by more than 20 percentage points after multiple institutions adopted vaccine requirements, while case numbers and deaths from the virus are down, Biden administration officials said on Wednesday.
People who got Johnson & Johnson Inc's COVID-19 vaccine as a first shot had a stronger immune response when boosted with vaccines from Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE or Moderna Inc, a study run by the National Institutes of Health showed on Wednesday.
Statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate access to mental healthcare facilities in South Africa is limited to four beds per 100 000 people in general hospitals and 16 beds per 100 000 in mental health hospitals.
Billionaire U.S. businessman Jeff Bezos's company Blue Origin is set for its second suborbital tourism flight on Wednesday, with actor William Shatner - who embodied the promise of space travel on the "Star Trek" TV series and films - among the four-person all-civilian crew poised to blast off in Texas.
The Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town is set to become the first hospital in Africa to perform robotic-assisted surgery following the launch of the state-of-the-art Da Vinci X-I surgical robot.
The National Department of Health says more than 800 000 people have already downloaded their vaccination certificates.
We look at the road to the South African governments journey to implementing the Digital Migration first introduced in 2006.
Higher Health SA says it is still too early to make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for the higher education sector. This comes after the proposal to make vaccination mandatory for university students and staff.
People who received Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine will have a stronger neutralizing antibody response if they get an mRNA shot as the second dose, Axios reported on Tuesday, citing a person who has seen data collected by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Russia will test a nasal spray form of its Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 among adult volunteers, according to a state document published on Tuesday, as the country struggles to rein in rising numbers of infections and deaths.
People aged 60 or older who are at risk of heart disease should not start a daily low-dose aspirin regimen to prevent a first heart attack because the risk of internal bleeding outweighs its benefits, a US expert panel recommended on Tuesday.
The World Health Organization is awaiting full clinical data on the antiviral pill made by Merck & Co Inc (MRK.N) to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients, a WHO spokesperson said on Tuesday, a day after the company said it had applied for US emergency use authorisation.
On World Arthritis Day on Tuesday, experts are trying to break the myth that the joint inflammation and autoimmune condition only affects older people.
The G20 group of leading economies must come forward with more ambitious 2030 climate action plans, Britain's Alok Sharma, president of the upcoming United Nations COP26 climate change conference, will say on Tuesday.
Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Monday it is testing a feature to notify users of outages or technical issues directly on the photo-sharing app, days after two outages disrupted the social media giant's services.
AstraZeneca's experimental COVID-19 antibody drug cocktail succeeded in reducing severe disease or death in non-hospitalised patients in a late-stage study, the British drugmaker said on Monday.
The Justice Department has confirmed that several online services have been reactivated in a safe and secure manner after the ransomware attack last month.
An estimated 400-million people suffer from mental or neurological disorders globally, according to the South African Mental Health Awareness report for 2020. In an effort to break the stigma around mental health on World Mental Health Day, advocacy group Cape Mental Health is calling on South Africans to fly their kites on Sunday.
The eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal says there has been an alarming rate of new HIV infections among girls and young women between 13 and 19-years old.
The COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in anxiety and major depressive disorders across the world, particularly among women and young people, a study published in the Lancet on Friday found.
Facebook Inc apologised to users for a two hour disruption to its services on Friday and blamed another faulty configuration change for its second global outage this week.
The White House is considering a wide ranging oversight of the cryptocurrency market to combat the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a spokesperson said on Friday.
Facebook Inc confirmed on Friday that some users were having trouble accessing its apps and services, days after the social media giant suffered a six-hour outage triggered by an error during routine maintenance on its network of data centers.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says 132 people have died from COVID 19 in the latest 24 hour reporting period, taking the death toll to 88 236.
Deputy President David Mabuza says the country needs to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations in order to reach the target of 70% of the adult population by December.
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a warning for heavy rain, hail, lightning, strong winds over part of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and the western parts of the province, as well as the Durban metro.
Health Minister, Joe Phaahla says government is pleased with the removal of South Africa from the United Kingdom's red list which requires travellers to do a mandatory 10-day quarantine in a hotel on arrival, at their own costs.
Health Minister Joe Phaahla says the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic has been the longest than the previous waves in the country.
The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla, together with the Deputy Minister of Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and panel of experts, convene a media briefing on government efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the national vaccination rollout programme.
Google plans to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next five years to ensure access to fast and cheaper internet and will back startups to support the continent's digital transformation.