Cholesterol and CVD: Are men and women different?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the global leading cause of death. Much of this burden of disease can be prevented or at least the risk reduced by controlling the modifiable cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, smoking, diabetes, excess weight and raised cholesterol. (more…)

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The Chameleon

Women with endometriosis may face a 60% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) than women without the disorder, a new study suggests. Endometriosis is estimated to have a prevalence of up to 5% in fertile and 25%-40 % in infertile women. (more…)

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Are genital warts curable?

Condylomata acuminata (CA) or external genital warts, are one of the most common forms of sexually transmitted diseases affecting the general population. Based on genital examinations, prevalence ranges from 0.2% to 5%. (more…)

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Where is the care in our healthcare system?

The de-institutionalisation process, so attractive in principle and so easy to defend in the abstract, can go catastrophically wrong if community-based resources are not in place prior to implementation. It is quite clear that the NGO’s to which the Esidimeni patients were transferred were completely lacking in the personnel, facilities and knowledge required to manage […]

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Can data tell your whole story?

Data often gets the numbers right, but the people wrong. For this reason, Investec Private Banking is offering an alternative perspective on bank-client relations with a new campaign #MoreThanData that focuses on the importance of individual needs, wants and preferences. (more…)

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