Using the eye to "see" diseases of the brain

The eye is often quoted as the window to the soul, but paediatric neurosurgeon, Dr Llewellyn Padayachy, believes it is also the window to the brain...

2 days ago

World Diabetes Day 14 November - Preventing diabetes - key to a longer and better life

The prevalence of diabetes in adults is increasing worldwide, and it is predicted that by 2040, this condition will become one of the leading causes of death in South Africa...

By Douglas Craythorne, Issued by Cipla 2 days ago

How scavengers can help forensic scientists identify human corpses

When the police recover skeletonised, burnt or heavily decomposed bodies, they need forensic experts to make sense of what they've found. One important question in such cases is: when did the person die?

By Victoria Gibbon 3 days ago

Putting the lid on medical aid fraud

Last year, medical aids lost at least R15-R20bn of total private healthcare industry spend to fraud...

By Paul Midlane 14 Nov 2018

It's time to go back to basics in the fight against childhood pneumonia

Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The viruses and bacteria that cause the disease are spread through airborne droplets from a cough or sneeze...

By Nicole Wolter 14 Nov 2018

Minors, blood transfusions and the court

The media recently reported on the case of Durban boy whose life was saved after his paediatrician went to court, on an urgent basis, to approve life-saving blood transfusions for him...

By Donald Dinnie 13 Nov 2018

Honoris United Universities announces two major developments

Honoris United Universities has officially opened its Medical Simulation Centre in Tunis. Secondly, Upsat has joined Honoris' network...

13 Nov 2018

How losing a small amount of weight can make a big difference to your health

Discover the ways in which even a small amount of medical weight loss can make a significant difference to the multiple health conditions associated with being overweight...

Issued by Slender Wonder 12 Nov 2018

Study: Indentifying those who die at sea

UCT is spearheading a study that could be key to resolving the worldwide challenge of identifying human remains found in the ocean or washed up on the beach...

12 Nov 2018

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