Second-hand vape exposure: respiratory risk warning

Second-hand nicotine vape exposure at home is associated with increased odds of bronchitic symptoms and shortness of breath among young adults – a warning...

UP study shows Covid-19 variant transmissible from humans to animals

A team of scientists from the University of Pretoria (UP) has published the only study from Africa that entailed genomic One Health investigations which...

Preventive aspirin should be based on benefit, not age

Primary care providers should make individual decisions whether to prescribe aspirin based on a benefit-to-risk ratio, not simply age, the authors of a review...

SAHPRA and USP sign MOU to improve regulatory oversight for health...

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) to help expand the...

Protective gene variant against COVID-19 identified

An international metastudy led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet has identified a specific gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19 infection. The researchers managed...

COVID-19 survivors overestimate lingering taste impairment

The Italian authors of a research letter published online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery have explained that more than half of patients with self-reported...

Diabetes care guidelines updated

The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes clinical practice guideline has been updated for 2022 by the American Diabetes Association and published as a...

Historic first successful transplant of pig heart into human with terminal...

In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically modified pig heart and is still...

Vaccinated women pass COVID-19 antibodies to breastfeeding babies

Women vaccinated against COVID-19 transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants, potentially giving their babies passive immunity against the coronavirus, according to University of...

Combustion-related nitrogen dioxide contributes to paediatric asthma

Combustion-related nitrogen dioxide (NO2) accounted for 1.85 million new paediatric asthma cases worldwide in 2019, researchers have shown in a global study just published...

Death from COVID-19 very rare in fully vaccinated adults: study

New research shows that adults who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 rarely die from the disease, although the odds of severe outcomes and death...

Easy vehicle procurement for HCP’s in 2022 with MediWheels

Welcome to MediWheels! Best wishes for a sterling 2022!It is with humbleness and gratitude that we launch MediWheels, our brand-new vehicle procurement platform dedicated...

South African COVID-19 omicron wave characterized in JAMA letter

The pattern of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 early in the fourth wave in South Africa showed fewer hospitalizations and reduced severity of illness compared...

Breakthrough infections plus vaccination generate ‘super immunity’ to COVID-19

Breakthrough infections greatly enhance immune response to variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a newly published study from Oregon Health &...

JnJ booster shown to be 85% effective against Covid-19 hospitalisation in...

 Preliminary results from the Phase 3b Sisonke study in South African healthcare workers show that a homologous booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson...

COVID-19 antigen tests may be less sensitive to Omicron

The Food and Drug Administration in the United States has indicated that rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 might be less effective at detecting the Omicron variant. Early...

Intermittent fasting shows weight loss, cardiometabolic benefits

Intermittent fasting is associated with beneficial anthropometric and cardiometabolic outcomes, according to a review just published online in JAMA Network Open. Chanthawat Patikorn, Pharm.D., from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok,...