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Safe Passage Study links drinking and smoking with stillbirths and Sids
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

Listeriosis outbreak traced to Enterprise Foods factory in Limpopo
Listeriosis outbreak traced to Enterprise Foods factory in Limpopo

The source of the world's largest Listeriosis outbreak has been traced to an Enterprise Foods facility in Polokwane, Limpopo...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Mar 2018

Minister of science and technology, Naledi Pandoor
SA signs innovation agreement with Novartis

A high-level MoU on medical research and development has been signed between the SAMRC, the DST and Novartis...

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2017

Nick Walker
Nick Walker's master plan to cure HIV

Last year's SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge winner, Nick Walker, chats about his stem cell bank concept that could cure HIV...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Johnson & Johnson's new global public health innovation space in Cape Town
J&J launches public health innovations space for Africa

Johnson & Johnson has launched its global public health (GPH) strategy...

By Nicci Botha 8 Apr 2016

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim
SA HIV researcher wins top women in science award

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim is named as L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science recipient...

By Nicci Botha 16 Mar 2016

Shifting attitudes towards the body
Shifting attitudes towards the body

Would you want to be a Cyborg in the near future? A Cyborg is defined as a human enhanced by technology; that is a person whose physiological functioning is aided by a mechanical or electronic device...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Jul 2015

Charles Mburugu
Guidelines for successful medical writing

In this day and age, health issues have become a major concern for many individuals all over the world. People are always looking for all kinds of information from both medical and non-medical publications. Due to the huge demand for health-related content, medical writing has become a very lucrative venture. Anyone with good writing skills can succeed in this field, even with little or no medical training.

By Charles Mburugu 30 Sep 2014

Patent evergreening in the pharmaceutical industry
Patent evergreening in the pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical companies typically invest substantial amounts of money into research and development. Their research, however, is not only aimed at discovering new active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

By Ilne Grobler 4 Jul 2014

Chamendran Naidoo
The patient who cried wolf: Assuming the sick role

At some point, we've all heard the fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", the moral of which relates to those who are known to alarm others with imagined dangers, and the fact that they are less likely to be believed in the face of actual danger, possibly with dire consequences. In the medical world, this tale plays out in the concept of the sick role.

By Chamendran Naidoo 23 Oct 2012

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