HIV: Are we turning the tide?

More than 96% of genetically linked infections caused by HIV-1 have been prevented in serodiscordant couples by antiretroviral therapy (ART) over a period of five years, a new study has found. (more…)

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Does vitamin D enhance the survival rate of breast cancer patients?

There have been several studies into the link between breast cancer survival and the ‘sunshine vitamin’ (vitamin D).  (more…)

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New class of diabetes treatment for South Africa

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) often becomes more difficult to manage over time, and many people require add-on medication. Empagliflozin, a once-daily oral treatment for T2D among adults, is in the final stages of regulatory approval in South Africa. The product is licensed and introduced by Boehringer Ingelheim in several other markets, including the US, European […]

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Overview of adult ADHD

The first local guidance on the treatment of adult attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will be released later this year as part of the new South African Society of Psychiatry guideline, said Dr Frans Korb, a psychiatrist in private practice based in Johannesburg, and one of the co-authors.  He was speaking at the Glynnview Multi-Professional Practice […]

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Champix: No increase in neuropsychiatric events

Patients with and without a history of psychiatric disorders taking Champix had significantly higher continuous abstinence rates compared to patients treated with bupropion or the nicotine patch. (more…)

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