Replay available for ‘Epidemiology of obesity in SA’ webinar

After broadly classifying South Africans into either underweight (BMI < 18.5), normal (BMI between 18.5 and 25), overweight (between 25

Hearing loss & deafness in detail

It is estimated that by 2050 over 900 million people – or one in every ten people – will have disabling hearing loss.

Keys to successful diabetes management in Ramadan

Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. In 2022 the Holy month of Ramadan starts on the evening of 2 April, lasting 30 days and ending at sundown on 1 May.1

Recognising rare diseases access and action

A rare disease is defined as a disease that affects less than one in 2 000 people

Targeted opportunities help tackle youth unemployment

Over 1 100 youth aspiring to become nurses or pharmacist’s assistants, among other career opportunities offered, have enrolled on Netcare’s Youth Employment Service (YES) programme.

Workplace anxiety and Covid

What causes workplace anxiety?  American psychologist, Dr Melanie Katzman writes that the pandemic has forced us into a highly alert emotional

What causes EPI?

The symptoms of EPI become most noticeable when production of lipase drops to 5%-10% of normal. When this happens, patients

Multi-Matrix 5-ASA to induce remission in ulcerative colitis?

Action mechanism of mesalazine has not been established yet, but it is known that, besides inhibiting cyclooxygenase type 2, mesalazine

Managing pancreatic exocrine insufficiency

Symptoms The most common symptom of PEI is fatty stools (steatorrhoea). This occurs when the digestive system is unable to

A recap of LRTIs

RTIs can affect the airways, such as with bronchitis, or the air sacs at the end of the airways, as

South Africans at increasing risk of vision loss

Dr Gerhard Kok, President of the South African Vitreoretinal Society, a sub-society of OSSA, said that about 1.7% of diabetic

Aquamantys™ in total knee arthroplasty

Controlling blood loss can reduce or eliminate the need for a tourniquet in your TKA, potentially leading to the following