Posts Tagged ‘History’

Obesity and Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by admin 4 Comments

Obesity – a condition in which a person has an unhealthy amount of body fat – is often measured using […]

Creating a Shared Future

Posted on: January 26th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

The 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) kicked off in the Swiss village of Davos-Klosters earlier this week, bringing together world leaders […]

Dual-Modality Imaging Gathers Momentum

Posted on: January 12th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

There is compelling evidence that mammography has been successful in early detection of breast cancer in healthy women. However, in premenopausal women […]

Courage and Innovation

Posted on: December 8th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

The title for this week’s blog – courage and innovation – was the theme for a conference held at Groote Schuur Hospital […]

Of Testing and Cartoonists

Posted on: August 4th, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published standard IEC 60601-1 for medical electrical equipment that mandates general requirements for basic safety and […]

Anatomy of a Biography

Posted on: July 28th, 2017 by admin

When Allan MacLeod Cormack, joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1979 for “the development of computer assisted tomography” passed […]

RFIDs Guide the Surgeon

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, which employ electromagnetic fields, have a history stretching back to World War II. Passive tags contain electronically stored […]

March for Science

Posted on: April 28th, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

This past Saturday, 22 April 2017, hundreds of thousands of people participated in over 600 gatherings as part of the […]

Animations Bring Ideas to Life

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 by admin 1 Comment

A few years ago my wife and I were visiting our daughter and family in the USA and we took […]

How Old is Cancer?

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016 by admin 1 Comment

Five years ago we reviewed an award-winning book entitled The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer in which Siddhartha Mukherjee […]