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Chronic kidney disease needs to be redefined

Is the label "chronic kidney disease" helpful to patients or clinicians?

3 days ago

Human Genome Project: new alcohol abuse study could help us finally unlock secrets to beating genetic diseases

Human Genome Project has not lived up to the hype on beating disease, but a new alcohol abuse study could change that...

By Alasdair Mackenzie 3 days ago

Salt is bad for you: but how it affects your body is still frontier science

Research has shown that excess salt intake is harmful to people's health. It can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke...

By Alta Schutte & Michél Strauss 15 Mar 2019

New drug shows promise for treating sepsis

Research into a new breakthrough therapy in the fight against sepsis has shown that a drug has potential to stop all sepsis-causing bacteria from triggering organ damage in the early stages of the condition...

11 Mar 2019

Dedicated cannabis expo set for Cape Town in April

The Cannabis Expo, a trade and consumer exhibition dedicated to the cannabis industry, is set be held at Sun Exhibits at GrandWest in Cape Town from 4 to 7 April...

11 Mar 2019

Ebola in the DRC: the race is on between research and the virus

Since August last year the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been facing its 10th Ebola virus disease outbreak. As of early March this year, 907 cases and 569 deaths have been reported...

By Yap Boum, Jean-Jacques Muyembe & Sabue Mulangu 8 Mar 2019

A cure for HIV? Feasible but not yet realised

This week a team of scientists and physicians from the UK published news of a second HIV positive man, in London, who is in long-term (18-month) HIV remission after undergoing treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma...

By Allison Webel 8 Mar 2019

Anti-rejection drugs increase skin cancer risk in multiple kidney transplant patients

A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analysed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications.

6 Mar 2019

Community-wide HIV prevention strategy can reduce new infections

Findings from HPTN 071 (PopART) study show that delivering a community-based prevention strategy can substantially reduce new HIV infections...

By Kim Cloete 5 Mar 2019

Cancer growth in the body could originate from a single cell - target it to revolutionise treatment

Cancer remains a frightening and largely incurable disease. The toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation make the cure often seem as bad as the ailment, and there is also the threat of recurrence and tumour spread...

By Michael P Lisanti 21 Feb 2019

Will innovative trends help to further boost SA's vitamins industry?

As the lifestyle of individuals become increasingly busy, many are seeking more efficient ways to remain fit and healthy, while also boosting their energy levels...

Issued by Insight Survey 18 Feb 2019

Tech startups have two days left to enter the Sanofi Healthcare Innovation Challenge

Sanofi a leading life-sciences company, is looking to partner with Africa's startups to assist in finding innovative solutions to improve healthcare in Africa...

Issued by Britespark Communications 14 Feb 2019

Antibody could increase cure rate for blood, immune disorders

An antibody-based treatment can gently and effectively eliminate diseased blood-forming stem cells in the bone marrow to prepare for the transplantation of healthy stem cells...

14 Feb 2019

What goes into some of the world's innovative, life-changing cancer medications

Next time you or a loved-one take medication, whether an over-the-counter pain-killer, chronic medication, or a breakthrough treatment, take a moment to think about its origins...

Issued by G&G Digital 13 Feb 2019

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