ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDICINE

How to protect kids against poisoning

2014-04-14 12:22

The American Academy of Paediatrics offers advice on preventing and treating child poisonings.

10 medicines that changed your life

2014-01-29 11:32

These 10 medicines haven't just changed human history - they have changed your life. Without some of them you probably wouldn't be reading this.

How your medicine is made

2013-10-25 05:00

Whether we’re popping pills for a headache, the flu or the blues, incorporating supplements into our diet routines or applying ointment to wounds, the South African market is a major consumer of pharmaceuticals.

How your medicine is made

2013-10-24 14:30

Whether we’re popping pills for a headache, the flu or the blues, incorporating supplements into our diet routines or applying ointment to wounds, the South African market is a major consumer of pharmaceuticals.

Consistent medication crucial after heart attack

2013-10-23 12:45

After a heart attack, patients are often given four or more medicines, which only work if the patient takes them all consistently and correctly.

Supplements can help South Africans avoid obesity

2013-10-07 10:32

A US expert says South Africans can avoid the scourge of obesity and preventable diseases by taking nutritional supplements.

The truth about teething

2013-05-24 14:54

A mom dispels myths and old wives' tales about teething.

DNA double trouble for Nobels

2013-04-24 22:19

The discovery of the DNA double helix 60 years ago proved to be a headache for the Nobel organisation as the feat became nominated for prizes in different categories.

Lab boost for precious anti-malaria drug

2013-04-11 09:28

US scientists said they had used baker's yeast to make a key ingredient of malaria drugs, a feat that could iron out fluctuations in supply caused by sourcing the chemical from a Chinese herb.

SA to tackle drug approval delays

2012-05-29 13:55

The number of workers at SA's crumbling drugs regulator will triple in the next three to five years, says the leader of the team which will do the overhaul.

Gaviscon maker in UK lawsuit

2011-04-17 13:52

Reckitt, the manufacturer of heartburn remedy Gaviscon is being sued by British health authorities over supply of the medicine.

Liquid condoms

2010-11-25 12:00

The molecular condom sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Is this the next step in birth-control?

New gel prevents HIV

2010-10-05 12:00

A microbicide gel was 39% effective in reducing a woman’s risk of being infected. Here's how it could easily save the lives of many South African women.

Why Valium's addictive

2010-02-11 21:31

Scientists say they have figured out why people get hooked on a class of prescription drugs such as Valium.

 

US fears for patents on next-generation drugs in India

2014-03-07 15:03

The US is concerned about Indian authorities considering allowing local firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs that are still on patent.

Could you be using the wrong painkillers?

2014-01-16 05:00

Fill in this questionnaire and find out if your pain meds are right for you.

How your medicine is made

2013-10-24 19:00

Whether we’re popping pills for a headache, the flu or the blues, incorporating supplements into our diet routines or applying ointment to wounds, the South African market is a major consumer of pharmaceuticals.

How your medicine is made

2013-10-24 13:13

Whether we’re popping pills for a headache, the flu or the blues, incorporating supplements into our diet routines or applying ointment to wounds, the South African market is a major consumer of pharmaceuticals.

Researchers win Nobel prize for hormone discoveries

2013-10-07 13:32

Three researchers who discovered how hormes, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells have won this year's Nobel Prize in medicine.

Zuma urges elderly to live healthily

2013-09-30 11:14

President Jacob Zuma has urged the elderly to take care of their health and to contribute to the development of the country.

How to fix sick kids

2013-05-02 14:52

Kim Norton wonders what the best methods are for treating sick children.

GSK plans prize to jump-start "electroceuticals"

2013-04-11 11:30

GlaxoSmithKline, Britain's biggest drugmaker, is placing a small but important bet on a new way of treating diseases by targeting electrical signals in the body.

Pharmacists still awaiting permits

2012-10-07 13:57

Pharmacists who recently completed a refresher course to diagnose and prescribe medicine for certain illnesses are worried about the delay in issuing their permits.

EU to probe pharmaceutical industry

2010-12-03 14:26

The European Commission says it will be inspecting the pharmaceutical sector amid suspicions companies are colluding to block the development of cheaper generic drugs.

Liquid condoms

2010-10-25 15:15

The molecular condom sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Is this the next step in birth-control?

New gel prevents HIV

2010-08-02 12:41

A microbicide gel was 39% effective in reducing a woman’s risk of being infected. Here's how it could easily save the lives of many South African women.

Denied transplant, man sues

2009-07-16 22:25

A Florida man says he was denied a hair transplant because he is HIV positive. He was refused a transplant by Dr Bolton of the Age Defying Surgical Centre.

 
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