Posts Tagged ‘Heart’

Don’t Lose the 3

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by admin

Six years ago, the CEO of French manufacturer Poly Implant Prosthese, Jean-Claude Mas, was convicted and sent to jail for using non-medical […]

Inspiring New Ways

Posted on: June 1st, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

The Africa Health Exhibition took place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, half way between Johannesburg and Pretoria over the past three […]

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 […]

The Picture Problem

Posted on: December 23rd, 2016 by admin 2 Comments

Twelve years ago Malcolm Gladwell published an article in The New Yorker entitled “The picture problem: mammography, air power, and the limits of looking.” […]

Fruit, Alcohol and Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on: May 20th, 2016 by admin

Last week’s British Medical Journal (BMJ) published two papers – one on fruit and vegetable consumption and the other on alcohol intake […]

Mammograms and Heart Disease

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by admin

At a press conference last week, Mary Norine Walsh, vice president of the American College of Cardiology, said that breast cancer and […]

Return to Groote Schuur

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by admin 5 Comments

Nestled in the shadow of Table Mountain  Groote Schuur Hospital takes its name from the estate bequeathed by Cecil Rhodes to […]

Should We Abandon Peer Review?

Posted on: September 11th, 2015 by admin 1 Comment

Dr Richard Smith (seen at right) is a physician who served as editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) between […]

Café Scientifique

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by admin 1 Comment

The Public Understanding of Science is a British-based movement that supported the establishment of Café Scientifique in the late 1990s. It is an idea […]

Tomosynthesis Can Save Lives – And Money

Posted on: January 16th, 2015 by admin 1 Comment

At the end of last year the magazine Time published a list of eleven remarkable health advances, suggesting these were bound to play […]