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Final call for registrations 18th annual SA Heart Congress 2017

This year’s congress theme is “Fundamentals to Innovation”. The meeting will once again bring together national and international professionals from the cardiovascular community to network and share their knowledge and expertise on the latest trends and innovations. “We have chosen the theme in celebration of one of the greatest innovations in our discipline, the 50th anniversary of […]

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Adcock tackles opioid addiction

A half-day symposium, conceptualised and organised by Adcock Ingram Critical Care, brought thought leaders together to exchange learnings on the thorny problem of opioid addiction. Held at the OR Tambo conference venue on Saturday 28th January, the symposium attracted a high level audience of government officials and academics, among others.  (more…)

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Reducing TB and HIV in SA’s prisons

Inmates and people who work at the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) are at high risk of contracting TB, which in turn can filter back into their communities. To address this serious issue, there is a large national TB programme underway, which helps to address TB risks in the prison system, where inmates and DCS […]

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Self-screening takes the lead

Self-screening medical testing provider and South African company, UDoTest, was 1 of 13 leading South African medical technology entrepreneurs chosen by Discovery to partake in the first ever Discovery Entrepreneurs Medical Technology Programme, from November 27 to December 3, 2016. (more…)

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SA’s trivial attitude to heart health

A survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics to determine how heart-aware South Africans are in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, revealed that nearly a quarter described their relationship with their hearts as ‘on the rocks’. (more…)

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HPV: The facts

Here are some facts about human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a common virus that is transmitted sexually and by skin-to-skin contact.1 HPV can cause cancer in men and women, including cancers of the cervix, throat, anus, and penis. It is also the cause of genital warts.2 Some HPV types are responsible for warts, while others […]

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SA’s first locally certified Urogynaecologist

A young Capetonian gynaecologist is on course to become SA’s first locally certified Urogynaecologist, and it won’t come a moment too soon for her two mentors and others in the field who have battled for years to see this ‘unsexy’ discipline get the recognition it deserves. (more…)

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