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Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases in Australia

News Room : September 22, 2017 6:48 am

SYDNEY: The spread of a flesh-eating bacterial condition in Australia sparked calls Thursday for more government-funded research into the disease, which is normally limited to developing countries. Buruli ulcer, a leprosy-like disease that rots flesh, is usually found in parts of Africa and was named after the Ugandan village where it was discovered. It was more »
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Skin graft technique dispute under the spotlight

News Room : June 4, 2015 6:48 am

Stellenbosch University says it has begun a process of dialogue between two parties – one a UCT professor and the other a Stellenbosch lecturer – claiming to have invented a local first and low-cost way to harvest and grow skin for burn victims. This came after a team of doctors at Tygerberg Hospital and university, more »
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World Health Organisation’s slow Ebola response denounced

News Room : May 12, 2015 6:36 am

GENEVA: A UN-sponsored independent report by experts has denounced the World Health Organization’s slow response to the Ebola crisis. “It is still unclear to the panel why early warnings approximately from May through to July 2014 did not result in an effective and adequate response,” an interim report by the experts said. WHO only declared more »
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SA-run hospital in Syria hit in airstrike

News Room : May 5, 2015 6:54 am

A hospital in Syria run by South African charity, Gift of the Givers, has been bombed in an airstrike. Government warplanes reportedly fired a missile into the field hospital. Gift of the Givers’ Fekri Shaban said that the organisation believed it was a government strike. Several people were injured and eNCA reported that windows were more »
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Baby born without nose is ‘perfect the way he is’ says the mommy

News Room : April 20, 2015 6:48 am

MOBILE, Alabama: Moments after little Eli Thompson was born, his mother knew immediately that something wasn’t right. “I pulled back and said, ‘Something’s wrong!,’” Brandi McGlathery told the media. “And the doctor said, ‘No, he’s perfectly fine.’ Then I shouted, ‘He doesn’t have a nose!’“ Eli Thompson began breathing through his mouth right away on more »
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Awqaf SA Sponsors the gift of sight for 50 patients

News Room : April 10, 2015 7:00 am

A special cataract camp sponsored by the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (AWQAF SA) in partnership with the Islamic Medical Association of South Africa (IMASA) and the Gauteng Department of Health in a Public Private Partnership is to be held on the 11, 12th April 2015 at the Leratong Hospital, Krugersdorp. A team of more »
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Russian boffin ready to undergo world’s first full head transplant

News Room : April 10, 2015 6:27 am

LONDON: A patient with a fatal medical condition has volunteered to become the first person in the world to undergo a complete head transplant and hopes it could be as soon as next year. Valery Spiridonov, 30, says he is prepared to be operated on by surgeon Sergio Canavero who claims he can remove a more »
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Tim Noakes Speaks to Faizal Sayed about Banting and Weight Loss

News Room : March 22, 2015 6:11 pm

After many request from the public, Prof. Tim Noakes has finally made an appearance on the popular TV Talk Show, The Faizal Sayed Show broadcasted weekdays at 20:00 CAT throughout Africa on Deen TV, Channel 365 on StarSat, Star Times and 152 on Openview HD, the ETV Sister company. Prof. Tim Noakes is a world more »
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Clive Rice has lifesaving procedure on brain tumor

News Room : March 18, 2015 7:32 am

JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa cricket captain Clive Rice said he had a lifesaving procedure on a cancerous brain tumor in India after doctors at home told him there was nothing they could do and he was going to die. Rice was diagnosed with the brain tumor after collapsing last month, he said in an interview more »
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R9m claim against surgeon

News Room : March 9, 2015 7:18 am

A R9 million legal claim has been made against plastic surgeon Dr Ridwan Mia and the Netcare group for alleged unethical conduct, the City Press reported. The newspaper reported that lawyers for the parents of a young burn victim, Celiwe Maseko, had sent a letter of demand. The claim is apparently based on trauma, pain more »
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