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...
Cipla 28 Sep 2017
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
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
The Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA) has called for the definition and management of 'obesity' to be revisited...
3 Nov 2015
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
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
Stability in the composition of the hundred trillion bacterial cells in the human gastrointestinal tract is crucial to health...
Bill Hathaway 2 Jan 2015
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
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
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
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 students towered head and shoulders above the rest in the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa examination held in October 2013.
9 Jan 2014
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
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.
Karen N. Peart 27 Sep 2013