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Acute viral bronchiolitis: Dawn of a new era for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection through vaccination

2019-05-21T13:22:38+02:00

Many cases of bronchiolitis are caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which was first identified in 1956 as causing illness in humans. Despite ongoing efforts since the 1960s to develop an RSV vaccine, it has remained elusive. The RSV vaccine research agenda experienced a major setback after the increased susceptibility to severe RSV disease and death in children who [...]

Acute viral bronchiolitis: Dawn of a new era for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection through vaccination2019-05-21T13:22:38+02:00

Acute Viral Bronchiolitis in South Africa: Diagnosis and Current Management

2019-05-21T13:26:48+02:00

This issue of CME profiles acute viral bronchiolitis – a common condition that is often not serious. Nonetheless, each year a number of infants, particularly those with an underlying susceptibility to severe disease, are admitted to hospital or even to paediatric intensive care units. This series of articles highlights the diagnostic principles involved, and emphasises the principles of management and [...]

Acute Viral Bronchiolitis in South Africa: Diagnosis and Current Management2019-05-21T13:26:48+02:00

A brief discussion about diagnosing cirrhosis

2019-05-21T13:31:37+02:00

Introduction Cirrhosis represents the final pathological endpoint of a variety of chronic liver insults. While awareness of the condition and many of its important causes is virtually universal among clinicians, there appears to be reluctance to use this diagnostic term even in patients presenting with classical features. This article attempts to provide some guidance in diagnosing cirrhosis while reflecting on [...]

A brief discussion about diagnosing cirrhosis2019-05-21T13:31:37+02:00

‘Public health campaigns are still focused around fear, prevention and delay’

2019-04-24T09:40:45+02:00

An urgent solution is needed to address the decline in condom use amongst young people. That's according to reproductive health experts and consultant at Nalane for Reproductive Justice and Member of the Sexual and Reproductive Coalition (SRJC) Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng. South Africa is currently battling a high rate of new HIV infections, particularly in women. READ: 'Condom use still very [...]

‘Public health campaigns are still focused around fear, prevention and delay’2019-04-24T09:40:45+02:00

5 Ways To Get Creative With Condoms This Valentine’s Day

2019-04-24T09:31:21+02:00

National Condom Day just got spicier, with Valentine’s Day also falling on February 14, 2019. Apt, don’t you think? Now, you can celebrate both days by practicing safer sex on the day of love by using a condom during your bedroom gymnastics. The condom The male condom is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your partner [...]

5 Ways To Get Creative With Condoms This Valentine’s Day2019-04-24T09:31:21+02:00

How to use condoms for ultimate pleasure

2019-04-23T17:35:09+02:00

Did you know that today is not only Valentine’s Day but also National Condom Day? Which makes it the perfect combo to not only celebrate love and lust but also safe sex! “A condom shouldn’t ruin the mood, instead, use it as a pleasure tool and reach your climax,” says Durex Global Advisory for Sexual Health and Wellbeing board member [...]

How to use condoms for ultimate pleasure2019-04-23T17:35:09+02:00

Sexual Pleasure Is a Human Right

2019-04-23T17:35:12+02:00

In this op-ed, Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, vice-chair of South Africa's Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, explains why she believes sexual pleasure is a human right. It was an ordinary day at the clinic. The sight of a few teenagers in school uniform was familiar — they are usually quiet and sneak into the clinic to grab some condoms. On this [...]

Sexual Pleasure Is a Human Right2019-04-23T17:35:12+02:00

Mindfulness: Is it practical and sustainable?

2019-04-23T17:05:19+02:00

Introduction Mindfulness is becoming a popular buzzword. In the medical literature, there is a growing body of evidence of varying quality attesting to the utility and therapeutic efficacy of mindfulness in a variety of clinical states. Among others, these include chronic pain, depression and other mental disorders, substance abuse and addiction, diabetes, cancer and weight management. Many of the mindfulness-based [...]

Mindfulness: Is it practical and sustainable?2019-04-23T17:05:19+02:00

Mapping the emollient landscape of south africa

2019-04-23T17:05:22+02:00

Abstract Daily leave-on emollient therapy is a foundation of long-term atopic dermatitis management. Meta-analysis suggests an equivalent efficacy of moisturisers with different base ingredients in reducing the number and prolonging the time to atopic dermatitis flares. South Africa has a large and growing number of leave-on emollients marketed for use in atopic dermatitis patients, making it challenging for healthcare providers [...]

Mapping the emollient landscape of south africa2019-04-23T17:05:22+02:00

The origin of hand washing for health care workers (HCWs) – a tribute to Semmelweis….

2019-04-23T17:05:26+02:00

Introduction The Austrian-Hungarian physician, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, discovered the pivotal importance of hand hygiene in the prevention of transmitting infections in 1858. He is therefore considered to be the father of infection control. Discovery Dr. Semmelweis postulated that the causative agent behind fever occurring in the postpartum period, also known as ‘childbed fever’, was contagious and that the occurrence can [...]

The origin of hand washing for health care workers (HCWs) – a tribute to Semmelweis….2019-04-23T17:05:26+02:00


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