The role of silver in healing DFUs

The use of an antimicrobial dressing instead of a non-antimicrobial dressing may increase the number of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) healed over a medium-term follow-up period.

MetroGel V gets a makeover

MetroGel V, the preferred choice for the treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) by South African gynaecologists1, has had a facelift. The same trusted product now comes in beautifully designed floral packaging, adding visual appeal to the product and aligning to its therapeutic goal of re-establishing vaginal flora2.

Boostrix can now be used during the third trimester of pregnancy

GSK is proud to announce that Boostrix can now be used during the third trimester of pregnancy.

Investment in human resources for health

The Public Health Enhancement Fund (PHEF), comprising 22 healthcare companies including Aspen Pharmacare, will be managed by the private sector through the establishment of a not-for-profit entity.

Dr TT Monareng: Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon

Dr TT Monareng is a certified and experienced vascular and endovascular surgeon, with a reputation for top-quality treatment and outcomes, trained in leading strategies for management of all aspects of vascular health.

Medicine and seniors: what you need to know

The effects of medication and how our bodies react to them change throughout our lives. Just as there are precautions for medicine use in children, practitioners should consider the safety and efficacy of medication prescribed to seniors.

Twin pregnancy: answers from an expert

Pregnancy can be daunting for expectant mothers who naturally have a myriad of questions – those expecting twins may have even more. The more you know, the better you’ll be prepared to support and allay any apprehension patients may have.

Respiratory conditions: more patient education needed

If patients understand what their condition is, why they are taking a specific medication, and how to use their medication properly, they will be able to manage their symptoms more effectively.

Quantum leap for amputees with phantom limb pain

An incident in which a University of Cape Town (UCT) physiotherapy student saw an amputee sobbing due to unbearable pain with no obvious cause has led to new research that dispels the fallacy that phantom pain is psychosomatic.

Sunflower Fund urges South Africans to help save lives

Every year millions of individuals around the world are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer causes more deaths in SA than HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria combined.

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers

Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting.

Doctors and culpable homicide

The recent judgment of the high court in Van Der Walt and the State is apparently being taken on appeal. In the judgment, the court hearing an appeal from the regional court confirmed the conviction and sentencing of the appellant, a doctor, for culpable homicide.

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