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Inflammatory bowel disease should not be a career-ender

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects individuals in their most productive years, but its symptoms should not deter individuals from continuing to practise their chosen professions...

Issued by Cipla 28 Sep 2017

Africa has highest burden of foodborne diseases per population

The World Health Organization has released its first global estimates of foodborne diseases, which finds that Africa is estimated to have the highest burden of foodborne diseases per population...

4 Dec 2015

Increased chance of cancer? Meat the risk profile

Last week, the World Health Organisation's cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced that the consumption of processed and red meat is associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer, particularly processed meat...

4 Nov 2015

Obesity is more than BMI

The Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA) has called for the definition and management of 'obesity' to be revisited...

3 Nov 2015

New research into obesity - genetic and metabolic potential of gut microbiota

There is a growing interest in probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics in offering insights into the inner workings of the digestive system and how these tiny organisms relate to weight-related issues, such as obesity...

21 Sep 2015

New cow's milk substitute for babies

Cipla Medpro has launched a new bespoke, over-the-counter formula intended to broaden access to an affordable cow's milk substitute for children suffering from Cow's milk protein allergy...

14 Sep 2015

Research explains how we live in harmony with friendly gut bacteria

Stability in the composition of the hundred trillion bacterial cells in the human gastrointestinal tract is crucial to health...

By Bill Hathaway 2 Jan 2015

Yale study identifies potential bacterial drivers of inflammatory bowel disease

Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients' own intestinal immune responses as a guide.

1 Sep 2014

Doctors blame province for equipment shortages

A total of R53m of the R80m budget for equipment for the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital was not spent in the 2013/14 financial year.

20 Jun 2014

SA's high stress increases heartburn, acid reflux

A 2013 Bloomberg study that rated 74 nations around the world, based on their 'stressed-out' factor, listed South Africa as the second most stressed-out country in the world after Nigeria. One of the effects of this is a steep rise in the number of South Africans complaining of heartburn and acid reflux over the past decade.

13 Jun 2014

Crohn's Disease's impact on career and work-life

In support of its global campaign 'Join the Fight Against Autoimmune Diseases', AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, would like to shed some light on one specific inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) - Crohn's Disease and its impact of its sufferer's careers.

20 May 2014

Wits medical students excel in specialist examinations

Wits students towered head and shoulders above the rest in the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa examination held in October 2013.

9 Jan 2014

Herbal treatment for dyspepsia proves worth - study

Results from a breakthrough clinical trial investigating the efficacy and tolerability of treatments for heartburn and indigestion (functional dyspepsia) have revealed that the natural medicine Iberogast works as well as the leading proton pump inhibitor (esomeprazole/Nexiam), with less chance of symptoms recurring after stopping treatment.

30 Sep 2013

Key cellular mechanism in the body's 'battery' can either spur or stop obesity

Becoming obese or remaining lean can depend on the dynamics of the mitochondria, the body's energy-producing "battery," according to two new studies by Yale School of Medicine researchers featured as the cover story in the 26 September 2013, issue of the journal Cell.

By Karen N. Peart 27 Sep 2013

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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

Global genetic study involving different populations sheds light on glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and results in vision loss and irreversible blindness in some people. The diseases usually occur on their own but when they are caused by other conditions they are known as secondary glaucoma.

By Susan Williams, Michèle Ramsay 4 Sep 2017

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