1. mercurial

    Epileptic boy has first seizure for months after confiscation of cannabis medication

    Epileptic boy has first seizure for months less than 24 hours after 'life-threatening' confiscation of cannabis medication
  2. Kevin Lancaster

    Medicine ATMs coming to South Africa

    Medicine ATMs coming to South Africa South Africans will soon get their medication from self-service “ATM-style” machines.
  3. Kevin Lancaster

    Lab-grown mini-guts open door to personalised medicine

    Lab-grown mini-guts open door to personalised medicine Seven years after creating their first organoid, Dutch researchers say the technique has changed the lives of over 1,500 sufferers of cystic fibrosis, and dozens more with cancer.
  4. RyanBrothwell

    South Africa to introduce new TB treatment

    The South African Department of Health is expected to roll out a new programme that will allow South Africans to access the latest in drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment. The department is currently in talks with Japanese drug maker Otsuka Pharmaceutical to negotiate access to its...
  5. N

    Medical Elective Ideas

    Hi all I am a 3rd year medical student and we are required to do a 4 week elective in October this year. We can do pretty much anything we want, as long as we can link it to medicine in some way and can produce a good-quality report out of it at the end. I want to do something relevant. I...
  6. LazyLion

    One of the most significant Discoveries since Vitamins!

    Scientists are describing a plant compound called Salvestrols as one of the most significant breakthroughs in nutritional science since the discovery of vitamins. Salvestrols are naturally occurring compounds (phytonutrients) which fight fungi in fruit and vegetables, are essential for human...
  7. W

    Headache and Migrains EVERYDAY!

    Hi Everyone I have terrible headaches and Migraines every day for the past 2-3 years! Please could someone suggest a doctor in Pretoria or medicine that has helped them from personal experience. Its really getting bad now and I cant do anything. I was looking at TheHeadacheClinic but from...
  8. LazyLion

    Melatonin Drug moved to Schedule 4?

    So I went to Dischem this morning to buy a bottle of 60 Melatonin Capsules (Biogen Brand). I needed them for an elderly friend who is battling with a little bit of Insomnia. So I can't find the bottles on the shelf anymore and the lady tells me they are behind the counter now. So I ask her if...
  9. L

    Alien Hand Syndrome sees woman attacked by her own hand

    Source: BBC News (Includes video and pictures) Wikipedia entry on AHS I thought that this was a really fascinating bit of weirdness in the world that I needed to share with you guys. Funny to think our brains even have a sort of separate consciousness inside themselves. Am actually...
  10. P

    Antibiotic prescribing in respiratory infections, risks:benefits

    Article: For informational purposes only. Under no circumstances to be used as substitute for medical advice or consultation with a health care professional.
  11. P

    McNab's Energy Tabs

    Has anyone tried these? I bought some gonna try tomorrow see if they make a difference.
  12. H

    Brave New World

    I've got mixed emotions about those things...:o