SA medical breakthrough: measuring intracranial pressure

Paediatric neurosurgeon Dr Llewellyn Padayachy has introduced a novel diagnostic method, which uses the eye as a window to the brain.

Cape Town newborn benefits from advanced keyhole surgery

A keyhole procedure to repair a diaphragmatic hernia, a congenital defect in the diaphragm, was successfully performed on a newborn baby at Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital in Cape Town.

Understanding an ADHD diagnosis and how to manage it

It is unclear whether ADHD is more common today, but it is evident that the prevalence rates of diagnosed and treated cases have escalated over time.

Tackling teething

Tender, swollen gums can make life miserable for not only a baby but his/her parents too. While there are many

Treating cuts and grazes

Treatment Try and assess the severity of the cut, and apply pressure to the cut with a clean cloth. Fingers

When breast is snubbed

The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, which evaluated 194 nations, found that only 40% of children younger than six months are breastfed

Black people don’t get ADHD

Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects all ages and sectors of the population equally, say experts in the field –

Infant reflux: Symptoms and diagnosis

The typical adult symptoms (heartburn, vomiting, regurgitation) cannot be readily assessed in infants and children. Paediatric patients with GORD typically

Childhood AR

Allergic rhinitis (AR) causes sleep disturbance, impairs psychosocial functioning and reduces life quality. AR treatment presents a significant medical challenge.

Teeth: more precious than pearls

Teething is an awful time for both mother and child. It is often accompanied by a:

Youngest patient in Africa receives mechanical heart

Mnotho Mndebele, who had been in a critical condition in intensive care for four consecutive months prior to the ground-breaking

UpToSpaed 2017

Medicine is constantly evolving at an ever-increasing rate. It is essential for medical practitioners to have a lifelong culture of