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Honoris United Universities announces two major developments

Honoris United Universities has officially opened its Medical Simulation Centre in Tunis. Secondly, health sciences education group Upsat and its three schools - Supsat Tunis, Upsat Sousse, and Upsat Sfax - has joined Honoris' network.

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Minors, blood transfusions and the court
Minors, blood transfusions and the court

The media recently reported on the case of Durban boy whose life was saved after his paediatrician went to court, on an urgent basis, to approve life-saving blood transfusions for him. The boy suffers from sickle cell anemia. The court made an interim order allowing the boy to receive the treatment, when necessary. The boy's parents, Jehovah's Witnesses, objected to the transfusions on religious grounds.

By Donald Dinnie 12 hours ago

How losing a small amount of weight can make a big difference to your health
How losing a small amount of weight can make a big difference to your health

It has been found by weight loss specialists that even losing a small amount of weight and getting the ball rolling in the right direction is enough to have a positive impact on your health. Whether you only have a small amount of weight to lose or a much larger amount of your bodyweight simply beginning to move down on the scale will make a difference to you wellbeing.

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Study: Indentifying those who die at sea
Study: Indentifying those who die at sea

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is spearheading a study that could be key to resolving the worldwide challenge of identifying human remains found in the ocean or washed up on the beach, the success of which would bring closure to grieving families.

1 day ago

A close-up of a female Anopheles arabiensis feeding. Author supplied
South Africa investigates sterilising mosquitoes in anti-malaria drive

South Africa is one of four southern African countries aiming to eliminate malaria transmission by 2023. Indoor residual spraying using DDT and pyrethroid insecticides constitutes the backbone of South Africa's malaria control programmes.

By Givemore Munhenga 9 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby
#StartupStory: Meet robotic nurse Abby

The Embassy of Israel in South Africa recently announced Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Josh Lasker, founding partner of robotic nurse 'Abby' (formerly known as Healthinator) as the winner of the local Start Jerusalem Competition 2018.

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2018

New technology treats brain tumour.. remotely
New technology treats brain tumour.. remotely

An oncologist based in Port Elizabeth has successfully treated a patient's brain tumour 1,000km away, using new remote technologies and surgery-free gamma radiation equipment.

8 Nov 2018

Tik users’ teeth are often damaged by their habit. Shutterstock
A closer look at how crystal meth attacks gums and teeth

Crystal methamphetamine is the most widely used synthetic drug in the world, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It's an extremely addictive stimulant that dramatically affects the central nervous system.

By Sudeshni Naidoo 8 Nov 2018

Scientists analysing data at the South-South Malaria Research Partnership project laboratory in Kenya. Flora Mutere-Okuku
Novel approach brings African scientists closer to a malaria vaccine

Malaria is still a major problem in Africa. There are over 200 million clinical cases each year and approximately half a million deaths.

By Faith Osier 7 Nov 2018

First-aid training benefits community and UCT medical students
First-aid training benefits community and UCT medical students

As part of their fourth-year Health in Context block, medical students from University of Cape Town (UCT) taught basic first-aid skills to Mitchell's Plain residents, at the same time benefiting from the experience as they learn the essential of community-oriented primary care.

6 Nov 2018

There are concerns that Africa may be excluded from advances in genetic brain research. Shutterstock
Mental health genetics: African solutions for African challenges

Over the past two decades, mental health research has advanced markedly. But most mental health studies haven't included African people - either as researchers or as participants. This raises an all too familiar concern that Africa could be a bystander as advances in molecular and genetic research of the brain proceed at a breakneck speed.

By Benyam Worku Dubale, Celia van der Merwe & Nathani 6 Nov 2018