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Positive news for MS sufferers with hopes of becoming parents

Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers should not be discouraged from having families, as the view on the prospect of women with MS, carrying pregnancies to term, is shifting...

Issued by Cipla 18 Sep 2017

Tygerberg performs its first deep brain stimulation

A man with tardive dystonia became the first adult to undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS) at a Western Cape state hospital...

22 Aug 2017

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

Spotting early signs of ADHD in young children

With so many children starting school, parents and teachers should be acutely aware of the symptoms of ADHD to ensure they don't go unnoticed – and untreated...

18 Jan 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

ADHD: often misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated

ADHD is a chronic neuro behavioural condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood...

30 Sep 2016

Study shows how Zika infects the placenta

In a new study, Yale researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas...

By Ziba Kashef 19 Aug 2016

Bottling brainwaves

Buried deep in our brains is a complex infrastructure of nerves known as the limbic system that keeps us alive on the most primal level...

20 Apr 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

Headaches are common cause of absenteeism

A recent study has found that migraine and tension-type headaches among the most common causes of lost work time and the prevalence is around the age of 40, a time when individuals are at the peak of their work abilities...

4 Feb 2016

Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship awarded to promising SA researchers

The Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship, which was established to contribute to the advancement of South African academic medicine, has been awarded to two candidates...

27 Jan 2016

Research in the news: Hyperactive neurons may be culprit in Alzheimer's

A long-term reduction in neuronal activity reduces amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, Yale University researchers have found...

By Bill Hathaway 20 Jan 2016

Possible links between HIV/AIDS and mental disorders

Due to the virus's tendency to replicate in the central nervous tissue, HIV/AIDS may cause direct physiological injury to brain matter and neurological pathways, thereby leading to neurocognitive disorders...

1 Dec 2015

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International

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

To ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, a stronger global effort including larger investments and improved surveillance measures are needed, according to FAO Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo. Semedo was speaking at a United Nations General Assembly side event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

26 Sep 2017

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