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April 18, 2019

AFRICA’S FIRST IN UTERO SPINA BIFIDA REPAIRS

“The patient is recovering as expected and has now been moved out of the intensive care unit to a normal antenatal ward. The baby does not show any signs of distress and the foetal heart monitoring is normal. The initial scan after the surgery appeared very satisfactory and the operation area on the foetal spine appears normal. If the recovery period continues to be uneventful the patient will be discharged home before the weekend,” he says.

Nicolaou and his team at Mediclinic Morningside worked with a team of international experts, led by Professor Mike Belfort from the United States, to perform the operation.

He believes that spina bifida in utero repair may [...]

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March 19, 2019

Professor follows God’s blueprint as he puts SA on map of innovators

Prof Mashudu Tshifularo about innovation, he believes the world should invest in medical innovation for a healthier future.

 

Tshifularo recently became the first person in the world to transplant a 3D-printed bone into the middle ear of a patient with hearing loss.

 

But, he is expecting criticism from his academic colleagues.

 

“Let them come. No one has been doing it. This is unique,” says he man who became a professor at the former Medunsa University at 35.

 

Last week, Tshifularo, 55, and his team from the University of Pretoria, performed the world’s first 3D middle ear transplant on [...]

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March 8, 2019

The female unemployment rate remains high

Men and women do not share the same employment context. Women represent less than 50% of the global working population according to the International Labour Organization.

Men and women don’t have a similar business setting. Below 50% of the worldwide female populace is employed particularly in Africa, a populace assessed at 49.6% as indicated by the 2017 UN cover on the ” Revised World Population Prospects”.

Morocco: anti-cancer drug factory

But more and more women are standing out. Creating jobs and heading different companies. It’s the case of Lamia Tazi, known for contributing in the fight against cancer.

A few days ago, Morocco [...]

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August 7, 2018

CAN YOU EAT YOUR WAY TO BETTER ASTHMA CONTROL?

Need another reason to eat healthily? New evidence bolsters the notion that nutritionally rich foods might help prevent or minimise asthma.

While the study couldn’t prove cause and effect, one asthma specialist said there’s certainly no downside to eating better.

According to a recent report by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), South Africa has the world’s fourth highest asthma death rate among five to 35 year olds.

 

Additional motivation

“The health benefits of a diet rich in plant foods and unprocessed foods are already well-known,” said Dr Ann Tilley, a pulmonologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York [...]

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CAN YOU EAT YOUR WAY TO BETTER ASTHMA CONTROL?