Promotion of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) among male students has been intensified at campuses throughout the country in order to try obtain the ideal of an AIDS-free generation.

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Dr Lufuno Makhado, a senior lecturer in the Department of Nursing Science on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU), , will be taking part in the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA)/South African Trauma Training Research (Phodiso) Programme.

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A new cancer centre in Cape Town has introduced an innovative treatment option for cancer patients called Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). Researched and developed by a global team of professionals, research scientists and physicians, PDT uses light to destroy cancer tissue and is unique in its non-invasive, affordable and non-toxic approach.

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Dr Leepile Alfred Sehularo, psychiatry and mental health nursing lecturer in the Nursing Department on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) has been appointed to the North West Provincial Mental Health Review Board by the MEC for Health, Dr Magome Masike.

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Demonstrating leadership in medical innovation, privately owned Biotechnology company BGM Pharma has entered into a landmark partnership with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), to bring GluCABTM, a new theranostic, to market. A first for South Africa, the deal signifies a breakthrough in cancer diagnosis and treatment, while proving that collaboration between the Government and the private sector is not only possible, but can deliver positive results.

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Cape Town – Ascendis Health, the high growth health and care brands group, is to purchase the southern African veterinary operations of Cipla India for R375 million.

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Moderate exercise can boost wellbeing when you are expecting

Exercise is a part of any healthy lifestyle, and this holds true during pregnancy too. There is furthermore evidence to suggest that the risk or severity of postnatal depression and gestational diabetes may be reduced through regular, moderate exercise during pregnancy.

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World Cancer Day commemorated at oncology treatment centre

Being diagnosed with cancer is a daunting experience and most patients appreciate all the support they can get to deal with the challenges of diagnosis and treatment. It is for this reason that the cancer support group, Hold my Hand, has been established at Netcare Clinton Hospital in Alberton, Johannesburg.

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The further delay by the Department of Health to launch the much-anticipated South African Health Products Regulatory Agency (SAHPRA) is a blow to the pharma industry.

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Busting myths on the causes and treatments of lower back pain

According to recently conducted studies, around 80% of all South Africans will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime. Lower back pain (LBP) is a very common muscoskeletal condition that can often lead to disability.

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