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Size matters when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels in check

In a new finding that could lead to fewer complications for diabetes patients, researchers have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells play a crucial role in safely maintaining blood sugar levels...

10 Feb 2017

Cipla launches revolutionary respiratory inhaler in SA

Cipla's Synchrobreathe is a state-of-the-art breath-actuated inhaler (BAI) which will bring great relief to millions of South Africans with obstructive airway diseases (OAD) such as asthma...

Issued by Cipla 18 Jan 2017

MP 'high' over dagga bill

Terminally ill patients and those with chronic pain may be one step closer to being allowed access to cannabis to treat their illnesses...

24 Nov 2016

What your dietitian wants you to know about diabetes

Considering the high incidence of diabetes it remains vitally important to continue educating South Africans and address the myths that are often associated with this lifestyle disease...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 16 Nov 2016

#WDD: SA's coloured population worst affected by diabetes

A Stellenbosch University study reveals that one in four coloured people in the Western Cape may be affected by diabetes...

14 Nov 2016

Our lifestyle is making us sick

Figures by the WHO show that within the next decade, 28m people in Africa will die from cardiovascular illness, diabetes, and other NCDs - most of which are chronic and lifestyle related...

12 Oct 2016

Sanofi, Google launch diabetes joint venture

Google and French pharmaceutical giant, Sanofi, have announced a new joint venture focused on diabetes care...

12 Sep 2016

Fewer insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

A new insulin co-formulation will simplify the treatment of type 2 diabetes...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2016

Digicape brings first-of-a-kind technology that diagnoses malaria to Africa

Digicape has announced a deal with xRapid, the London-based startup that has created a world-first mobile health solution that provides automatic diagnosis of malaria via an iPhone app...

Issued by Digicape 15 Aug 2016

Understanding diabetes and its management

Like the rest of the world, sub-Saharan Africa is not immune to the growing diabetes epidemic...

24 May 2016

Facing the challenges of chronic kidney disease

Expert reflects on chronic kidney disease challenges...

10 Mar 2016

Zika virus linked to stillbirth, other symptoms in Brazil

In January, a pregnant Brazilian woman infected with the Zika virus had a stillborn baby who had signs of severe tissue swelling as well as central nervous system defects that caused near-complete loss of brain tissue...

By Michael Greenwood 1 Mar 2016

Insulin resistance drug benefits heart and stroke patients

A drug designed to treat insulin resistance reduced the risk in non-diabetic patients who recently suffered a stroke or heart attack, a new study shows...

By Ziba Kashef 23 Feb 2016

Research in the news: Yale study identifies new target for severe asthma, chronic inflammatory diseases

Platelets, the colorless blood cells responsible for clotting, play a critical role in controlling inflammation, but their effect on the immune system is less clear. A new Yale-led study has identified a protein from platelets - Dkk-1 - that contributes to chronic inflammation and has also revealed the role of platelets in the immune response...

By Ziba Kashef 16 Feb 2016

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