The spike in cannabis-based products sold online has come as a shock to many South African’s systems, with products ranging from oils to chocolates and even beverages. This spike has, at least in part, occurred due to a strong international demand for natural remedies – which cannabis-based products often tap[…]
Eighty seven South African medical graduates, who have completed their medicine studies through the Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro Medical Collaboration (NMFC), will graduate from the Walter Sisulu University next week. The group is the largest to graduate from the programme at once. The graduation ceremony will also be attended by[…]
A miniature brain grown in a lab from human stem cells has developed a mind of its own – or at least enough awareness to send out neural ‘tendrils’ to connect to the spinal cord and muscle tissue of a mouse, then flex that muscle. “We like to think of[…]
Mainstream scholars in South Africa agree that immunisation for Muslims is permissible, but have stressed certain conditions for the use of any impure vaccine. This comes amid vociferous debate around the effectiveness of vaccinations, as government kicks off a new measles vaccination drive in Gauteng. Concern has been raised on[…]
Cape Town born Dr Yaseen Khan from the Open Medicine Project South Africa (TOMPSA) is slowly attracting global recognition for his innovation in combining the medical and technological fields, in a bid to improve the overall state of healthcare in South Africa and other low resource settings. The project has[…]
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