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December 5th, 2018 Government’s proposed anti-tobacco bill lacks any scientific assessment as an underlying principle of legislation, argues Tim Cohen, senior editor of Business Day. In a news story, Nick Hedley says tobacco company Philip Morris International sees...

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Tshwane paramedics robbed at gunpoint

Three Tshwane Emergency Services paramedics were robbed at gunpoint while attending to a patient in the back of a City ambulance in Soshanguve (Block... December 5th, 2018

Aspen launches once-a-day HIV drug in SA

South African drug-maker Aspen Pharmacare has launched a triple-combination tablet for the treatment of HIV in the country where the virus is most... December 5th, 2018

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

GENETICS

Genetic variants that increase ADHD risk discovered

A major international collaboration headed by researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has for the... December 5th, 2018

HIV/AIDS

Uninfected babies born to HIV-infected mums face higher risks

HIV-uninfected children born to mothers with HIV are prone to more severe infections, almost double the risk of dying before their first birthday, and are more likely to be born prematurely than children born to mothers without HIV, found a Botswana... December 5th, 2018

MEDICAL PRACTICE

Why patients lie to their doctors

A study has found that 60% to 80% of people surveyed have not been forthcoming with their doctors about information that could be relevant to their health. Besides fibbing about diet and exercise, more than a third of respondents didn't speak up... December 5th, 2018

SLEEP MEDICINE

Sleep disturbances increase risk of falls in the elderly

Disturbances during sleep decreases capability to control posture and balance according to researchers from the department of engineering and Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick. This is the first study demonstrating the... December 5th, 2018

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