Micorocoil localisation in treating early-stage lung cancer

A breakthrough minimally invasive surgery technique, microcoil localisation, allows doctors to pinpoint and remove tiny nodules in early-stage lung cancer without damaging additional healthy tissue...

3 days ago

Micro-TESE surgery results in SA's first successful pregnancy

Microdissection testicular sperm extraction (Micro-TESE) surgery, used to retrieve sperm cells from a man with testicular failure, resulted in the first successful pregnancy of its kind in South Africa...

18 Sep 2018

Anti-ageing drugs are coming - an expert explains

There will be almost ten billion people living on Earth by 2050 and two billion of them will be over the age of 60.

By Richard Faragher 12 Sep 2018

Getting the balance right in detecting diabetes

Finding the right biochemical tests to detect diabetes mellitus earlier can reduce the heavy burden of this disease on the healthcare system and local communities...

By Jorisna Bonthuys 10 Sep 2018

Conflict and its toll on child health

Sustained conflict in Africa has resulted in an estimated five-million children aged under five losing their lives to violence between 1995 and 2015...

7 Sep 2018

Drug shows promise for progressive MS

Very limited therapies are currently available for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), but there's a drug that shows promise in slowing brain shrinkage by nearly half...

4 Sep 2018

Putting Nigerian neuroscience research under the microscope

Researchers are working hard to unravel the complex mysteries of the human brain and nervous system, as well as to find treatment for often incurable brain diseases...

By Mahmoud Bukar Maina 4 Sep 2018

CSIR female researchers breaking ground in healthcare

Diabetic patients in South Africa have to prick their fingers three times a day to check their sugar levels...

30 Aug 2018

Radical transformation needed to achieve UHC

Technology, increased usage of community health workers, and rapid increases in healthcare financing are likely to be instrumental to achieving universal healthcare (UHC) in countries around the world...

27 Aug 2018

SU researchers take part in natural killer cells TB study

Professor Gerhard Walzl and Dr Stephanus Malherbe of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research were part of an international study...

24 Aug 2018

Nanomedicine could revolutionise the way we treat TB. Here's how

Tuberculosis is one of the world's deadliest infectious disease. Worldwide, there are still about 10.4 million cases of TB and 1.7 million deaths every year...

By Sarah D'Souza and Admire Dube 20 Aug 2018

Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancers

Frequent skin cancers due to mutations in genes responsible for repairing DNA are linked to a threefold risk of unrelated cancers...

15 Aug 2018

SA, Russia deal to grow nuclear medicine

It might not have been the nuclear deal it was hoping for, but the Russian state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom has signed an agreement with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa)...

30 Jul 2018

NCDs are the biggest killer in poorer countries

Contrary to the popular belief that parasites and infections are the biggest killers, people in developing countries are more likely to die from NCDs than their first world counterparts...

27 Jul 2018

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