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Irish study: Why fewer female medical students choose surgery

Just 6.9% of female students say they never felt intimidated during their surgical training, compare to 15.8% of their male counterparts...

3 days ago

Drug reduces kidney failure in diabetics

Canagliflozin, a drug approved to lower glucose levels in diabetic patients, can slow the progression of kidney disease, according to a study co-authored by a Stanford Medicine researcher.

17 Apr 2019

Collaboration and teamwork could improve South Africa's health system

South Africa's public health system has many shortcomings. There aren't enough to serve the 84% of patients who rely on the public sector...

17 Apr 2019

Africa's first in utero spina bifida repair

Africa's first in utero spinal surgery on a foetus with spina bifida went well...

16 Apr 2019

Scientists 3D print heart made of human tissue

Scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel have 3D printed a small heart using human tissue...

16 Apr 2019

Cyclone Idai is over - but its health effects will be felt for a long time

People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai...

By Kerrigan McCarthy & Lucille Blumberg 15 Apr 2019

How sports science in Africa can be taught and thought about differently

In the four years since the decolonisation debate took centre stage at South African universities, much of the focus has been on what decolonisation might look like in the humanities...

15 Apr 2019

World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa

The World Bank has launched its Africa Human Capital Plan, a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital by enabling the continent's young people to grow up with optimal health and equipped with the right skills to compete in the digitising global economy...

12 Apr 2019

Austerity is hurting rural health, says report

Rural communities in South Africa, which make up 40% of the population, face immense difficulties in accessing adequate healthcare...

By Kimberly Mutandiro & Kristine Liao 12 Apr 2019

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