Patient groups, pharma companies have thrown their weight behind the 'Fix the Patent Laws' campaign

Fighting for affordable meds

A number of patient groups and other leading health organisations have thrown their weight behind the ‘Fix the Patent Laws’ campaign initiated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Treatment Action Campaign in 2011. (more…)

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35% of cancer patients describe their pain as severe or intolerable in the last weeks of life

Transdermal fentanyl for cancer pain

Cancer patients are some of the sickest patients in the healthcare system and they deserve the best care we have to give. This was the message of Dr Sonia Hitchcock of Kalafong Hospital and the University of Pretoria, who spoke at Adcock’s Pain Summit earlier this year. (more…)

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B12 is cleaved from its binding to dietary protein by gastric acid.

Vitamin B12: An overview

Animal products (meat and dairy) are the sole source of dietary B12 for humans. A typical Western diet contains 5-7mcg of vitamin B12 daily. The RDA for B12 is 2mcg per day. The total body store of B12 is 2-5mg, of which half is stored in the liver. It thus takes years for B12 deficiency […]

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IBS of the constipation and diarrhoea subtypes

IBS treatment advances

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional bowel problem that mostly affects younger individuals, mostly women and patients with other functional gastrointestinal problems. (more…)

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: Heavy menstrual bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding

Menstrual disorders are a major reason for gynaecological consultations worldwide. Unfortunately, there are many different definitions and classifications of this condition. (more…)

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CCSSA Congress 2015

  4 June 2015 CCSSA Congress 2015 – Adventures in Critical Care 9 – 12 July, Sun City, North West Province   Airways Workshop – Thursday 9 July Full Day R 500 Limited Seats Available   Maximum 50 participants                Click to Register The workshop intends to give a detailed overview to delegates on how to approach […]

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New Pricing Setting Proposals for Private

Heart 4 the Wounded – Making a difference in 2015

Ten years ago, Eloquent Learning Health started as a small company focusing on education and skills enhancement within the field of Wound Management in South Africa.  The creative mind behind this innovation was Liezl Naude, who for many years was also part the driving force in establishing the Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa (WHASA) […]

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Fat Debate

AfricaPCR 2015

A course by and for the African cardiovascular community The second annual AfricaPCR congress will take place in in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 –28 March, 2015. Bringing together interventional cardiovascular specialists and cathlab staff from throughout the continent and internationally, AfricaPCR 2015 is dedicated to the advancement of cardiovascular care in Africa. The challenge […]

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