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Adult stem cells have been used in medicine for decades, primarily for the treatment of certain cancers and blood disorders. That's changing with the use of umbilical cord blood stem cells that result in fewer immune incompatibilities. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Link found between breast-cancer genes and prostate cancer

Discovery that mutations in genes known to increase risk of breast, ovarian cancer may also play role in prostate cancer may lead to new treatments for disease

The smart doctor and app that opens rural eyes

Norman Adami, executive chairman of SABMobile, left, Dr William Mapham, Prof Kovin Naidoo and Vincent Maphai, head of SAB corporate affairs at the presentation of a R1m cheque at the third Annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards in 2013. Picture: SUPPLIED

Mobile-based health services or m-health is a new tech buzzword, and a growing trend worldwide, writes Kate Ferreira

We have enough medics, but they’re in the cities

Pictures: THE HERALD

The challenge with the health workforce in SA is twofold: a skewed distribution of skilled staff and an imbalance of skills, writes Lekan Ayo-Yusuf

Avoid those quick-fix detox diets that fix nothing

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Fad detox diets often cause horrible symptoms, which are signs that the body is in distress, writes Sue Scharf

Finland adopts e-health platform

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Self Care digital platform streamlines contact and information exchange between doctors and patients, writes Carol Matlack


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