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Safe Passage Study links drinking and smoking with stillbirths and Sids

An international study has confirmed that drinking alcohol and smoking during pregnancy is detrimental to the unborn baby. In fact, even more so than previously thought...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jul 2018

Kickballs, chicken and 3-D models help Johns Hopkins surgeons prepare for complex foetal surgeries

By combining high-tech 3-D printing technology with everyday items such as a kickball and pieces of chicken breast, surgeons at Johns Hopkins report they have devised an innovative way to "rehearse" a complex minimally invasive surgical repair of open lesions on foetal spinal cords inside the womb...

18 Apr 2018

CoCT health services expands its post-natal offering

The City of Cape Town is introducting post-natal services for moms and babies at all of its clinics...

5 Mar 2018

#BizTrends2018: Making obstetrics a team sport

Maternity services in the private sector are in crisis, with many obstetricians leaving active practice and fewer medical graduates opting to specialise in the field...

By Dr Howard Manyonga 9 Jan 2018

Controversial pelvic mesh implants banned in Australia

SYDNEY - Australia has banned the use of pelvic mesh implants citing potential risks to patients, months after a major class action was launched against global healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson over alleged side effects.,,

1 Dec 2017

Five years for careless doctor

Emalahleni gynaecologist Danie van der Walt was yesterday sentenced to five years in jail for culpable homicide after one of his patients died after giving birth...

By SIBONGILE MASHABA 31 Jul 2017

Dozens of gynaes could walk away this year

Skyrocketing medico-legal claims threaten to cripple South Africa's public and private health sectors as specialists face exorbitant litigation...

By JOAN VAN DYK 12 Jul 2017

New treatment brings relief to lichen sclerosus sufferers

Stem-cell treatment for women with lichen sclerosus is now available in South Africa...

26 Jun 2017

SA lawyers: Motsoaledi, we're not the reason gynaes won't deliver babies

If one is to accept Motsoaledi's proposition that medico-legal litigation is out of control, the reaction should be to map legislation to deal with it...

By Neil Kirby 19 Jun 2017

The real reason SA's doctors won't deliver your baby

Medico-legal litigation has exploded...

By Aaron Motsoaledi 7 Jun 2017

Less than 7% of health facilities nationwide offer abortions - Amnesty International

In some provinces, safe, free abortions may only be provided at about 260 public facilities...

By Ina Skosana 14 Feb 2017

#PregnancyAwarenessWeek: Teamwork will alleviate obstetrics crisis

There's an escalating crisis in obstetrics in South Africa, with many practitioners leaving active practice due to extremely high indemnity insurance costs...

8 Feb 2017

Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb

Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a first-of-its kind research study by Yale School of Medicine researchers...

By Karen N. Peart 12 Jan 2017

Progesterone may be key to preventing recurrent miscarriage

For women who suffer multiple pregnancy losses in the first four to six weeks of gestation, the hormone progesterone could offer hope for a successful birth, according to a new study...

By Karen N. Peart 11 Jan 2017

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