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Managing allergies in the 21st century

South African allergy sufferers are forking out more than R480 million rand a year on allergy medication and figures indicate that unit sales have more than doubled from the previous year.

Hay fever season is here!

Most of us appreciate springtime for its warmer temperatures and beautiful flowers. For many South Africans, however, spring spells hay fever season and a time of exasperating runny noses, red eyes and an itchy throat.

Phthalates, phthalates everywhere!

Evidence is mounting that endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as phthalates, can be linked to a number of diseases and conditions. Endocrine disruptors act by interfering with the biosynthesis, secretion, action or metabolism of naturally occurring hormones.

Obs and Gynae Society intervenes to improve quality of women’s health in SA

The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has announced the introduction of ‘BetterGyn’, a new clinical care and governance programme aimed at significantly improving the quality of healthcare for South African women.

QEC and TRE: My personal journey of discovery

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity does not exist – your condition is all in your head! I was enraged and filled with despair as I repeatedly heard these dismissive words from my medical colleagues.

Some lessons (and comfort) for obstetricians and gynaecologists

It is worthwhile revisiting the 2014 Supreme Court of Appeal judgment in the matter of Sibisi and Dr Maitin for the positive lessons it holds for obstetricians and gynaecologists.