Talking Points

July 21st, 2015 Women should be able to treat cystitis themselves with antibiotics without a prescription, writes GP Dr Kyle Knox in The British Medical Journal. Cystitis affects around half of women at least once in their lifetime and is coded as the reason for...

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...
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