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Drug Safety Africa 2 days ago
When the NHS turned 70 this year, I was reminded of another anniversary which has had an enormous impact on healthcare over many years. Penicillin is 90 this year.
Alastair Hay 2 days ago
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
A new climate risk financing mechanism offers reliable and predictable funding for early humanitarian response to extreme weather shocks.
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Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54-million deaths since 2000, TB remains the world's deadliest infectious disease, countries are still not doing enough to end the disease by 2030, warns the World Health Organisation (WHO).
19 Sep 2018
Owners of small shops in South Africa - in most cases foreigners - have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that's past its sell-by date. The issue has been caught up in xenophobic violence, with shop owners targeted by South Africans. There is very little hard data about what's referred to as "fake food" in both the formal and informal sectors. This means the issue is politically charged and dominated by opinions, not evidence. The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana asked Jane Battersby-Lennard and Gareth Haysom to unpack this issue.
Jane Battersby and Gareth Haysom 19 Sep 2018
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), South Africa has the sixth highest rate of suicide in Africa, with the data revealing that approximately 11.6 of every 100,000 people in the country completing suicide1. It is commonly accepted that the majority of suicides and suicide attempts occur among individuals who suffer from undiagnosed and untreated depression, with the WHO estimating that more than 300 million people are affected by depression worldwide2.
Cipla 18 Sep 2018
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
Sam Otieno 18 Sep 2018
An Emirates airliner was quarantined at John F Kennedy International Airport on September 5 after several passengers reported flu-like symptoms. Oxiris Barbot, New York City's acting health commissioner, said the cause of the illness was "probably influenza".
Mark Eccleston-Turner 17 Sep 2018
Half a century ago concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience. This was clear from books like the Silent Spring published in 1962, and The Limits to Growth published 10 years later.
Lenore Manderson 17 Sep 2018