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November 7th, 2018 Removing the appendix early in life reduces the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by 19% to 25%, according to the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind. The findings also solidify the role of the gut and immune system in the genesis...

November 7th, 2018 Body Mass Index (BMI), a measure of body fat, is linked to risk of death from every major cause except transport accidents, according to an analysis of 3.6m people in The Lancet. Overall, both low and high BMI were associated with an increased risk...

October 31st, 2018 The SA National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says it “does not support” the findings of a research study reporting an outbreak of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which has raised concerns locally and internationally....

October 31st, 2018 Hoping to gain a competitive edge has made weekend warriors and elite athletes, both, vulnerable to pseudoscience and dodgy marketing, writes Digital Clubbing Power Bracelet-shunning columnist Alistair McAlpine in MedicalBrief. He assesses the...

October 17th, 2018 Globally, the number of babies born through caesarean section (C-section) almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 – from 12% to 21% of all births – according to a series of three papers launched at the International Federation of Gynecology and...

October 17th, 2018 After screening 15,000 women over a period of five years, a major clinical study in Sweden has shown that 3D mammography, or breast tomosynthesis, detects over 30% more cancers compared to traditional mammography – with a majority of the detected...

October 10th, 2018 The ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal ordering a Durban gynaecologist Dr and Life Healthcare Group to pay R20m for medical negligence, contains a number of 'salutary lessons' for covering doctors. The crux issue is at what moment the 'duty of...

October 3rd, 2018 “Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is not just a health issue, it’s a societal issue – it involves all of us,” said Ian Wakefield, BD Africa country manager, opening the annual BD Healthcare Summit held in Johannesburg last week with the theme...
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