Many dermatologists unprepared for manmade, natural disasters

A study published in the February issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology has shown that many dermatologists are not adequately prepared to deal...

Pollutant link to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Short-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with an increased risk for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a study report in the The...

Cool water for 20 minutes after paediatric burn improves outcomes

Cooling children's burns with running water improves clinical outcomes, according to a study published in the most recent issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Bronwyn...

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Two drugs no better than one for MRSA blood infections: trial...

Researchers attempting to improve the treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood infections have discovered the combination of two antibiotics was no better than one, and...

Sleep difficulties perfectly normal for babies, study confirms

New parents who struggle to get babies to sleep through the night may not be doing anything wrong, according to new research suggesting that...

Children’s fingertip injuries could signal abuse

Many children who suffer fingertip injuries have been abused, according to a Rutgers study. The researchers found that children who had a documented history...

Low-contrast sensitivity predicts poor vision in seniors

For older adults, low-contrast sensitivity is a predictor of experiencing poor vision, the authors of a study recently published online in Acta Ophthalmologica have suggested. Lena...

Resources for traveling with IBD

Traveling with inflammatory bowel disease can be a challenge. An obvious issue: the need to know where the nearest toilet is at all times....

Recommendations developed for management of complex ADHD

In a Society for Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics Clinical Practice Guideline now published online in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics, recommendations are presented...

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Writing a sick note: What is required

The sick note submitted this week by former president Jacob Zuma’s legal team to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg,  again raised questions on what...

Cerebral palsy significant among SA’s birth-related negligence cases

A review of the medical negligence cases from the past couple of years reveals that most of the cases that make it to court...

Urinary tract infection risk lower with vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet, researchers in a study published online in Scientific Reports have shown, is associated with a reduced risk for urinary tract infection (UTI). Yen-Chang...

New data rank neurologic diagnoses by suicide risk

A small but significant increase in the risk for death by suicide occurs in the months immediately following diagnosis of specific neurologic disorders, results of a...