STAR Academy

Autism: world of radio silence

“I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk.  I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.” Dr Temple Grandin (more…)

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Reducing brain atrophy in MS patients

Merck recently announced the publication of the results of a post hoc analysis of the Phase III CLARITY study in Multiple Sclerosis Journal. The analysis showed that Cladribine Tablets reduced the annualised rate of brain volume loss – also known as brain atrophy – compared with placebo in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). […]

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Value-based care – change is coming

Healthcare reimbursement in SA is at a crossroads. Globally, there is a move towards value-based care, while fee-for-service is being phased out. Alternative reimbursement models are being adapted to incorporate outcomes-based reimbursements, which reward the delivery of value by physicians. The quest to curb the rising costs of cancer treatment without sacrificing patient outcomes has […]

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Midrand Medical Centre

General Practitioner needed in Midrand

Established multi-discipline practice in Midrand require General Practitioner on a full time basis for a permanent position. (more…)

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Rare Diseases South Africa

Prader-Willi Syndrome: A complex condition

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) a complex condition caused by a chromosomal imbalance. PWS is a genetic condition which affects many parts of the body. It’s challenging for the young person with PWS and their families. Currently, there is no cure. (more…)

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Film about junior doctors wins award

Doc-U-Mentally – a film which aptly captures the pressures junior doctors face in South Africa – won the award for ‘Best Cinematography’ at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA), which was held at Sun City. (more…)

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Novartis raises glaucoma awareness

To coincide with World Glaucoma Week 2017 which took place from the 12-18 March, Novartis has highlighted results of an international survey showing that the majority of those surveyed (54% of respondents) are unfamiliar with glaucoma. Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, affects approximately 60 million people around the world. Glaucoma is often undetected because […]

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Binge drinking may be more damaging to your health than you think

Binge drinking may have detrimental impact to your health

The health risks associated with the excessive consumption of alcohol as well as the long-term effects it can have on the human body, are unfortunately still totally underestimated by many people the world over. People, particularly young people, who binge on alcohol, run a high risk of alcohol overdose and even alcohol poisoning. (more…)

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Do or die

Do or die

HIV/AIDS and TB might still be the biggest cause of death in SA, but huge strides have been made in decreasing the mortality rate. At the recent Wits Faculty of Health Sciences 14th prestigious research lecture entitled “ART: Do or die” attendees were privileged to hear both Prof Ian Sanne and Prof Francois Venter talk […]

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Adolescent psychiatry

Akeso Milnerton launches dedicated adolescent unit

It is estimated that 20% of all adolescents globally suffer from a mental disorder, with suicide being the second leading cause of death among young people worldwide. Common adolescent behavioural disorders including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress-related disorders as well as developing personality problems, are key risk factors contributing to this concerning statistic. […]

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