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Professor Jimmy Volmink
SU comments on study perpetuating racial stereotyping

Stellenbosch Unversity's Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Professor Jimmy Volmink has acknowledged the concerns raised about an article published by researchers from the Department of Sport Science...

14 May 2019

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Irish study: Why fewer female medical students choose surgery

Just 6.9% of female students say they never felt intimidated during their surgical training, compare to 15.8% of their male counterparts...

18 Apr 2019

Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?
Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is awaiting the president's go-ahead to investigate allegations that Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA) employees may have taken bribes...

By Roxy de Villiers 5 Apr 2019

Introducing the e-patient
Introducing the e-patient

Almost half the South African population has access to the internet, including 8-million Twitter users and 16-million Facebook users...

4 Apr 2019

Informed consent: The costly legal implications if it's not done right
Informed consent: The costly legal implications if it's not done right

The value of keeping proper written records of explanations, discussions and advice leading to the informed consent to avoid protracted legal proceedings for both doctors and patients...

By Lisa Swaine 3 Apr 2019

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Ask Dr Google. The pros and cons of online diagnosis

Pop symptoms of a headache into a search engine and it will come back with a myriad of diagnoses, varying from a sinus headache to a tumour...

1 Apr 2019

Doctor's orders: Start saving now
Doctor's orders: Start saving now

Medical doctors have tremendous earning potential and can expect to accumulate wealth in their lifetime...

29 Mar 2019

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

Risk of suicide - as well as depression - found in the genome
Risk of suicide - as well as depression - found in the genome

Researchers have discovered several genetic variants that signal the risk of serious suicide attempts and noted some variants have also been linked to major depressive disorder...

24 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Using the eye to "see" diseases of the brain
Using the eye to "see" diseases of the brain

The eye is often quoted as the window to the soul, but paediatric neurosurgeon, Dr Llewellyn Padayachy, believes it is also the window to the brain...

16 Nov 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Early warning sign of psychosis detected
Early warning sign of psychosis detected

Brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will go on to develop full-fledged schizophrenia...

By Bill Hathaway 25 Sep 2018

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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

New technique fine-tunes treatment for severe epilepsy cases
New technique fine-tunes treatment for severe epilepsy cases

One of three epilepsy patients experience no relief from drugs and are candidates for surgery. An advance by researchers will enable surgeons to more precisely target areas of the brain causing debilitating symptoms in a subset of these patients...

By Bill Hathaway 26 Jun 2018

Groote Schuur Hospital
UCT and Groote Schuur break ground on neuroscience centre

Work has begun on a state-of-the-art Neuroscience Centre at Groote Schuur Hospital...

12 Jun 2018

Positive news for MS sufferers with hopes of becoming parents
Positive news for MS sufferers with hopes of becoming parents

Multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers should not be discouraged from having families, as the view on the prospect of women with MS, carrying pregnancies to term, is shifting...

Issued by Cipla 18 Sep 2017

Dr Armin Gretschel
Tygerberg performs its first deep brain stimulation

A man with tardive dystonia became the first adult to undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS) at a Western Cape state hospital...

22 Aug 2017

Size matters when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels in check
Size matters when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels in check

In a new finding that could lead to fewer complications for diabetes patients, researchers have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells play a crucial role in safely maintaining blood sugar levels...

10 Feb 2017

Spotting early signs of ADHD in young children
Spotting early signs of ADHD in young children

With so many children starting school, parents and teachers should be acutely aware of the symptoms of ADHD to ensure they don't go unnoticed – and untreated...

18 Jan 2017

Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb
Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb

Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a first-of-its kind research study by Yale School of Medicine researchers...

By Karen N. Peart 12 Jan 2017

ADHD: often misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated
ADHD: often misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated

ADHD is a chronic neuro behavioural condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood...

30 Sep 2016

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Study shows how Zika infects the placenta

In a new study, Yale researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas...

By Ziba Kashef 19 Aug 2016

Winemaker, Pieter Walser, put his instincts to the test
Bottling brainwaves

Buried deep in our brains is a complex infrastructure of nerves known as the limbic system that keeps us alive on the most primal level...

20 Apr 2016

Zika virus linked to stillbirth, other symptoms in Brazil
Zika virus linked to stillbirth, other symptoms in Brazil

In January, a pregnant Brazilian woman infected with the Zika virus had a stillborn baby who had signs of severe tissue swelling as well as central nervous system defects that caused near-complete loss of brain tissue...

By Michael Greenwood 1 Mar 2016

Insulin resistance drug benefits heart and stroke patients
Insulin resistance drug benefits heart and stroke patients

A drug designed to treat insulin resistance reduced the risk in non-diabetic patients who recently suffered a stroke or heart attack, a new study shows...

By Ziba Kashef 23 Feb 2016

Headaches are common cause of absenteeism
Headaches are common cause of absenteeism

A recent study has found that migraine and tension-type headaches among the most common causes of lost work time and the prevalence is around the age of 40, a time when individuals are at the peak of their work abilities...

4 Feb 2016

Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship awarded to promising SA researchers
Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship awarded to promising SA researchers

The Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship, which was established to contribute to the advancement of South African academic medicine, has been awarded to two candidates...

27 Jan 2016

Research in the news: Hyperactive neurons may be culprit in Alzheimer's
Research in the news: Hyperactive neurons may be culprit in Alzheimer's

A long-term reduction in neuronal activity reduces amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, Yale University researchers have found...

By Bill Hathaway 20 Jan 2016

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