Donated colostrum and human milk enables 995g prematurely born baby to go home

It was a bitter-sweet moment for nursing staff in the neonatal intensive care unit at Netcare Alberlito Hospital, when they

National obesity week: the extensive health benefits of losing just 5-10% body weight

15  -19 October is National Obesity Week, an opportunity to once again highlight the fact that South Africa has the

Placing diabetes management firmly on the table

“The diabetes tsunami is here. Unless we meet it head on with appropriate management, this condition is single-handedly set to

Healthcare Demarcation Regulations remove low cost benefit options for poor

Government’s healthcare demarcation regulations came into effect on 1 April 2017. They “demarcate”, or draw a line, between medical aid

EthiQal, a Division of the Constantia Insurance Group

The need for more appropriate forms of dispute resolution between patients and healthcare providers was one of the key topics

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 –

Reversal of cognitive decline

Dr Menolascino focused on the reversal of CD defining Alzheimer’s as a neuro inflammatory disease involving the innate immune system

PPIs: fact vs fiction

Prof Yu Xiao Yang of the University of Pennsylvania (US), believes that many of these concerns were based on inconsistencies

NaP vs PEG for colonoscopy

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) and sodium phosphate (NaP) tablets, NaP solution are the most widely used agents for colon cleansing. Polyethylene

Lilly’s history of diabetes care

Lilly became the first company to manufacture this life-saving medicine on a large scale – making it widely available to

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

Hidden faces of Diabetes

A range of thought-provoking topics were presented and lively Q&A sessions ensued. The scientific programme addressed many common challenges related

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