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Urinary incontinence is treatable

Urinary incontinence affects up to one in three older men, most of whom go untreated despite the discomfort.

New UCT Heart and Lung Centre offers specialist interventions

A new Lung and Heart Centre offering a range of specialised medical interventions, including bronchial thermoplasty, has been established at UCT Private Academic Hospital (UCTPAH).

The explosion of defensive medicine

Dr Graham Howarth, head of Medical Services in Africa at Medical Protection, looks at why doctors are practising more defensively and how to minimise the practice.

Rooibos’ ability to curb heart disease undeniable

New research indicates that the humble rooibos bush might be at the frontline of preventative therapies for cardiovascular disease and the mortality risks associated with it.

Maximising your patient’s ability to self-heal

The concept of integrative medicine is not new. In fact, it has only been modern medicine that has drifted away from integrating mind, body and spirit with the process of healing.

Allergic conjunctivitis: the big 6

Eye allergies develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitised and overreacts to something in the environment that typically causes no problem in most people.