Talking Points

July 14th, 2015 Newspapers reported recently that 1-in-3 South Africans is obese, quoting Graham Anderson, CEO of medical aid company Profmed, citing the World Health Organisation's 2014 Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases. This, they said, makes the...

June 30th, 2015 An article written by Professor Tim Noakes and British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra for the British Journal of Sports Medicine has been slammed as flawed and described as 'headline-grabbing', reports The Times. A letter to the BMJ signed by five UK...

June 16th, 2015 Never before has mankind’s obsession with the smile been so easily actionable. Cosmetic dentistry now represents the largest nonsurgical beauty industry after makeup. New York magazine looks at America’s obsession with perfecting its teeth and...

June 2nd, 2015 Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. That’s the view of Dr Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. Horton says...
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