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Doctors in JHB perform a medical first in Africa

A 25-week-old unborn Johannesburg baby has become the first foetus in Africa to receive anaesthetic and undergo groundbreaking “keyhole” surgery to the spine. The four-hour procedure, which involved removing the womb and resting it on the mother’s skin, was performed by a team led by US Baylor College of Medicine[…]

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Red Cross Hospital in bid to shorten long wait for ops

The long wait for life-changing paediatric procedures is being shortened thanks to an initiative by the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. The annual Weekend Waiting List Initiative aims to ensure that an extra day is added to the hospital’s operating schedule. This would significantly decrease waiting lists for general paediatric surgery;[…]

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Israel Gaza op kills 28

An Israeli operation against Gaza has killed 28 people, medics said Wednesday, and wounded more than 150, in the deadliest day of violence in the coastal strip since 2012. Air strikes which began in Gaza on Tuesday killed 24 people, including two women and five children, and Israeli forces killed[…]

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