Smoking raises risk of psychoses

The tobacco study has now been published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, and the marijuana study — which was conducted by the same team — has now been...

CRITICAL CARE: March 2018 – CPD Questionnaire

Infectious Diseases Update March 2018 Vol. 7 No. 1   Click on link to read journal: https://www.mpconsulting.co.za/files/idu-2018-3.pdf Click on link to earn CPD points: https://www.mpconsulting.co.za/client/journals/questionnaire/341/month  

NEUROLOGY: March 2018 – CPD Questionnaire

Neuron SA March 2018 Vol. 11 No. 1Click here to read journal Click here to earn CPD points

Air pollution linked to brain alterations and cognitive impairment in children

A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during foetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in...

Childhood trauma link offers schizophrenia treatment hope

People with schizophrenia may now benefit from more effective, tailored treatments and greater self-empowerment as a result of research establishing a link between childhood...

Experts debate acupuncture vs. drugs for pain

Acupuncture is a safe alternative to drugs for chronic pain, argues Mike Cummings, Medical Director of the British Medical Acupuncture Society and Associate Editor...

fMRI study sheds light on age-related memory decline

Functional MRI (fMRI) offers clues as to which memory lapses in older adults are part of normal aging and which may indicate early stages...

Severe sleep apnoea during REM sleep tied to acute CV events

Severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) that occurs during REM sleep is associated with recurrent cardiovascular events in those with pre-existing cardiovascular disease. In a study...

NEUROLOGY CPD: New Insights into Parkinson’s Disease

Leader in digital CPD for Southern African healthcare professionalsRead article Log in to earn CPD Points Register to earn CPD Points CPD Accredited by the University of...

ECT for depression: no long-term dementia risk

A large, retrospective registry analysis of more than 1600 patients who underwent ECT shows that the procedure conferred no additional risk for cognitive impairment...

NASA CONGRESS 2018

NASA 2018 has started off as an exciting and informative meeting in which a range of topics is being discussed including Stroke, Epilepsy, CNS auto-immune disorders,...

Cannabidiol found to be effective add-on for treatment-resistant epilepsy

For paediatric-onset treatment-resistant epilepsy, cannabinoids are effective as an adjunctive treatment for reducing seizure frequency by 50% or more, according to a review published online in...

Dexmedetomidin may prevent delirium in the ICU

A low dose of the sedative dexmedetomidine given at night may prevent delirium in critically ill patients, according to new research published online in the American...

Dementia raises hospital readmission risk

Older hospital patients with dementia are about twice as likely to return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, compared to older adults...

Poor quality of life factors identified in glaucoma patients

Reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in surgically and medically treated patients with glaucoma is associated with factors including worse diplopia, poorer visual acuity...

Regardless of CV risks, cancer history impacts mortality

Cancer history has an important impact on mortality independent of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs), a study published online in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis...

Diet shown to reduce stroke may also reduce depression risk

People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study released this month that will...

Deadline for submitting financial data for practice cost studies extended again

SAMA has again called on doctors to submit their financial data for the Practice Cost Study survey as a matter of urgency, extending the deadline again...