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What you need to know about Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the world's most prevalent chronic diseases, with the numbers of those diagnosed with it steadily rising. In the Philippines, nearly one in 10 people are diabetic or prediabetic. But many people are still not informed enough about the disease and how to avoid it. Here's what you should know. Read more

Gates sees 'miracle' tool for Aids by 2030

Two new tools to fight Aids should be available by 2030 in the form of a vaccine and new intense drug treatments, ending most cases of a disease that has killed millions in the past 30 years, according to Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder, whose philanthropic foundation has poured millions of dollars into medical research, told the World Economic Forum in Davos the "two miracles" were within reach in the coming years. Read more

 

New tattoo offers painless blood glucose monitoring for diabetics

 A new painless temporary tattoo may revolutionise diabetes management by providing convenient, cost-effective continuous glucose monitoring.   This new tattoo is actually a sensor that has been developed and tested by graduate student, Amay Bandodkar and colleagues from the Nanoengineering Department at the University of California San Diego, in the United States. While the tattoo performed well in testing, the team are working to make it last longer whilst keeping the cost down. Read more

 


China approves new Polio vaccine

China has approved a new polio vaccine, the first of its kind to be produced in the country, a month after local authorities gave the green light for a home-grown Ebola vaccine amid Beijing's push to become a world leader in producing innovative drugs.

 

The development drew praise from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday who said the vaccine, which will be given to Chinese children as part of routine disease prevention, would help the global fight against the polio virus.

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When it is OK to give children medical pot?

Some parents insist medical marijuana has cured their kids from troublesome seizures and now the most influential US pediatricians group is changing tune too. Medical marijuana should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the most influential US pediatricians group said in a new policy.
Some parents insist that medical marijuana has cured their kids' troublesome seizures or led to other improvements, but the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) policy says rigorous research is needed to verify those claims. Read more

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SAMJ - Dec, 2014, Diagnosis and management of drug-resistant TB in South African adults
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SAMJ - Dec, 2014, Diagnosis and management of drug-resistant TB in South African adults
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