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3D printing helps with smarter cancer treatment

2014-12-17 14:00

Scientists have a new use for 3D printing by creating personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumours more precisely.

Is TB spinning out of control in South Africa?

2014-11-26 12:12

South Africa has the second highest rate of new TB cases in the world and the highest rate of new drug-resistant TB cases in Africa. Compounding the problem is a lack of investment in drug research. Daneel Knoetze from GroundUp takes a closer look.

How to fix sick kids

2014-11-07 13:00

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

5 very bizarre medical devices

2014-09-25 15:54

There's no telling what effect new technology will have on medicine. Here are 5 outrageous medical devices.

5 very bizarre medical devices

2014-09-25 09:23

There's no telling what effect new technology will have on medicine. Here are 5 outrageous medical devices.

5 very bizarre medical devices

2014-09-23 13:11

There's no telling what effect new technology will have on medicine. Here are 5 outrageous medical devices.

How to fix sick kids

2014-08-18 07:00

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

SA consumers spend more on medicine

2014-07-30 11:17

Medicine expenditure among private health care members has increased for the first time since 2011, according to the latest Mediscor Medicine Review.

DI-GESIC®

2014-06-20 09:36

DI-GESIC® tablets contain dextropropoxyphene and paracetamol as the active ingredients. They belong to a group of medicines called analgesics and are used to provide relief from mild to moderate pain.

Isuprel™

2014-06-19 14:53

Isuprel™ is used to treat heart block and cardiac arrest.

THIOTEPA Injection

2014-06-19 11:41

THIOTEPA is used to treat some types of cancer. These include cancer of the breast, ovary and bladder.

Syntometrine®

2014-06-19 09:54

Syntometrine® can be used during and immediately after delivery of a baby to help the birth and to prevent or treat excessive bleeding.

Rectogesic® Ointment

2014-06-18 15:13

It is used for the treatment and relief of symptoms of anal fissure and to relieve pain and discomfort a d assist in wound healing following haemorrhoid surgery.

ATROPT Eye Drops

2014-06-18 13:46

Atropt (At-rop-t) Eye Drops widens the pupil of the eye and blocks the ability to change the focus of the eye.

DIFFERIN® Cream

2014-06-18 11:42

DIFFERIN® topical cream is used for the treatment of acne (blackheads, whiteheads and pimples) of the face, chest or back.

QUADRAMET

2014-06-18 09:39

Quadramet is used to help in relieving the pain causes by tumour deposits in bone.

Redipred®

2014-06-18 08:02

Redipred® is used in the treatment of many different conditions.

HUMALOG® VIALS

2014-06-17 15:04

HUMALOG® is used to reduce high blood sugar (glucose) levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Keppra tablets

2014-06-17 11:58

Keppra is used to control epilepsy.

Parachoc

2014-06-17 10:46

Parachoc is a lubricant laxative preparation. It contains no bowel stimulant, and thus works gently by lubricating and softening the faecal mass.

Keppra concentrate solution for IV infusion

2014-06-14 23:03

Keppra IV is used to control epilepsy.

CARDINORM®

2014-06-10 13:19

Cardinorm is used to control a fast or irregular heart beat.

D-PENAMINE®

2014-06-09 15:29

Rithmik

2014-06-09 13:37

Rithmik is used to treat certain heart-rhythm disorders.

 

Is TB spinning out of control in South Africa?

2014-11-26 14:59

South Africa has the second highest rate of new TB cases in the world and the highest rate of new drug-resistant TB cases in Africa. Compounding the problem is a lack of investment in drug research. Daneel Knoetze from GroundUp takes a closer look.

Photo-sharing app for medics available in SA

2014-11-20 12:23

Dr Joshua Landy, co-founder of 'Figure 1', answers some questions on the app.

SA doctor banned for euthanasia of his father

2014-09-30 14:55

Convicted of murdering his own father, the case of Dr. Alby Hartmann is one of the most important in South Africa's struggle around euthanasia and assisted suicide.

5 very bizarre medical devices

2014-09-25 09:24

There's no telling what effect new technology will have on medicine. Here are 5 outrageous medical devices.

5 very bizarre medical devices

2014-09-24 05:00

There's no telling what effect new technology will have on medicine. Here are 5 outrageous medical devices.

Cardiologists accused of jumping queue

2014-08-22 21:38

German cardiologists may face attempted manslaughter charges if it is proved they jumped queues to get transplant hearts for their patients.

UK calls for global action on superbug threat

2014-07-31 13:24

Drug resistance is driven by the misuse and overuse of antibiotics, which encourages bacteria to develop new ways of overcoming them.

Living with cancer - the medical side

2014-07-24 14:42

There are so many different aspects of living with cancer – from the pure medical issues, to emotional aspects, to the impact on the family as well as daily living considerations.

DBL® Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Concentrated Injection

2014-06-20 10:14

DBL® Sodium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphate Injection is a mixture of simple phosphate used to quickly increase the amount of phosphate in your body.

NEO-SYNEPHRINE®

2014-06-19 15:27

NEO-SYNEPHRINE® is used to help increase your blood pressure and slow down your heart, for example, during surgery or in states of shock. It does this by causing constriction (narrowing) of your blood vessels.

CHEMISTS' OWN CLOZOLE VAGINAL CREAM

2014-06-19 12:06

Clozole vaginal cream belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals and is used to treat vaginal yeast infections such as Candida.

CODEINE PHOSPHATE TABLETS

2014-06-19 10:38

Codeine Phosphate tablets is used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain.

TRI-PROFEN™

2014-06-19 08:08

TRI-PROFEN™ is used to temporarily relieve the symptoms of: • headache, dental pain, period pain • pain associated with common colds and arthritis • pain in muscles, bones and joints due to injuries such as strains, sprains and tennis elbow.

DICLOXSIG

2014-06-18 14:37

DICLOXSIG is a type of antibiotic used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.

ColonLytely

2014-06-18 11:52

Orally administered ColonLYTELY induces a bowel evacuation which rapidly cleanses the bowel, usually within four hours.

CAPADEX Capsules (CAP-ADD-EX)

2014-06-18 11:12

CAPADEX is used to treat a number of medical conditions: • Nerve pain • Period pain • Rheumatism • Arthritis • Backache • Toothache • Mild to severe pain • Fever

Vancocin CP

2014-06-18 09:01

Vancocin CP is an antibiotic used to treat serious infections caused by bacteria (germs).

DOLOXENE®

2014-06-17 16:04

DOLOXENE® belongs to a group of medicines called analgesics and is used for the relief of mild to moderate pain.

Gelofusine®

2014-06-17 13:37

Infusion solution

Testosterone Implants

2014-06-17 11:29

Testosterone Implants are used to treat confirmed testosterone deficiency in males.

Glucose Injection MIN-I-JET

2014-06-17 10:04

Glucose injection is given to diabetic patients who become unconscious because they have not eaten enough after receiving their insulin injection.

REVOLADE

2014-06-14 21:34

REVOLADE is a medicine that may help to increase the number of platelets, a type of blood cell that helps to reduce or prevent bleeding.

Keppra® oral solution

2014-06-10 10:47

Keppra is used to control epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition where you have repeated seizures.

Ibilex

2014-06-09 14:35

Ibilex is used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria.

APO-Famciclovir

2014-06-09 01:00

Famciclovir is an antiviral medicine for adults and adolescents and is used to treat outbreaks of genital herpes and also to suppress recurrent outbreaks of the condition.

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