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
A study of chimpanzees in Africa has shown that a healthy balance of gut bacteria is disrupted in individuals with SIV - the simian version of HIV - a condition that may contribute to the devastating immune system dysfunction that is the hallmark of AIDs, a new Yale-led study shows.
Bill Hathaway 11 Sep 2013
Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.
15 Aug 2013
As May is the month to highlight Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), pharmaceutical company, AbbVie wishes to create further awareness around one particular, debilitating IBD - Crohn's Disease.
21 May 2013
Over Easter, millions of South Africans may reach for their chests in discomfort more often than usual and the heartburn culprit, says a local pharmaceutical company, is chocolate.
26 Mar 2013
Adult tapeworms can live in the gut for years without doing much harm, but the larvae they produce can be harmful.
22 Mar 2013
Researchers at UCLA say it's not just what you eat that makes those pants tighter - it's also genetics. In a new study, scientists discovered that body-fat responses to a typical fast-food diet are determined in large part by genetic factors, and they have identified several genes they say may control those responses.
1 Feb 2013
Animals, including humans, actively select the gut microbes that are the best partners and nurture them with nutritious secretions, a new Oxford University study suggests.
26 Nov 2012
Obesity and chronic liver disease can be triggered by a family of proteins that alter populations of microbes in the stomach, a discovery that suggests the condition may be infectious, Yale scientists report. The study, in the advance online publication of Nature, expands on earlier Yale research that showed how similar microbial imbalances caused by the same family of proteins increases the risk of intestinal diseases such as colitis.
Helen Dodson 3 Feb 2012
Winston-Salem, NC, USA: Bedwetting isn't always due to problems with the bladder, according to new research by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Constipation is often the culprit; and if it isn't diagnosed, children and their parents must endure an unnecessarily long, costly and difficult quest to cure nighttime wetting.
31 Jan 2012
LONDON, UK: Three-quarters of British-grown oysters contain norovirus, a bug which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, according to new research published on Tuesday by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
29 Nov 2011
A UCLA-Harvard study has highlighted three types of confusing outcome measures. Studies about medications published in the most influential medical journals are frequently designed in a way that yields misleading or confusing results, new research suggests.
Enrique Rivero 26 Aug 2011
If you want to chew the indigenous plant kougoed to calm you or make you feel less depressed, do so in moderation - don't indulge yourself indiscriminately.
15 Feb 2011
Study compares gastric bypass to conventional medical treatments and lifestyle modifications in mildly obese and non-obese patients.
11 Feb 2011
A new study showed that a Labrador retriever that was trained to sniff out cancer was able to detect colon cancer nearly as accurately as a colonoscopy.
Dr Ananya Mandal, MD 3 Feb 2011
A simple technique to make a common virus-killing material significantly more effective is a breakthrough from the Rice University labs of Andrew Barron and Qilin Li. Rather than trying to turn the process into profit, the researchers have put it into the public domain. They hope wide adoption will save time, money and perhaps even lives.
13 Jan 2011