‘Non-nutritive components of ultra-processed foods are likely causes of widespread gut issues’

This is quite a long read but (I thought) an interesting one and I’ve only shown the first part, see link below for the full article. “Ultra-processed foods as a possible culprit for the rising prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases.Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, and the exact pathogenesis … Read more

From bail reform to Covid: the five issues missing from the Victoria state election campaign

The Victorian state election has largely been focused on two issues: improving the health system and cutting the cost of living. Both major parties are promising billions of dollars for new hospitals and power bill relief, as well as initiatives such as $2 public transport fares and free pads and tampons in public places. But … Read more

AAP Issues Updated Guidance on Palivizumab Use for the 2022-2023 RSV Season

Home » Specialties » Pediatrics The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published updated guidance on the use of palivizumab prophylaxis to prevent hospitalization from severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection during the 2022-2023 RSV season. RSV activity typically begins in the late fall and extends through spring, with peak activity occurring in early February. … Read more

SA’s Chinese embassy awards 59 university students for tackling socio-economic issues | The Citizen

On the eve of China and South Africa next year celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations and SA taking over the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) presidency – the Asian economic giant was on Saturday bullish about bolstering stronger bilateral engagements with SA. This, as China-South Africa ties took another level, through … Read more

Key issues to look out for in the MTBPS on Wednesday | The Citizen

When finance minister, Enoch Godongwana, presents the Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tomorrow afternoon, the country will be watching closely what he says about the most pressing economic issues plaguing South Africa. The MTBPS is a government policy document that tells parliament and the nation more about the economic context that the forthcoming budget will … Read more

Birth weight could help identify children at higher risk of psychological issues

New research from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has found that babies with larger birth weights tend to have fewer mental health and behavioural issues in childhood and adolescence. These findings could help to identify and support children at greater risk of developing psychological problems. The study, published in European Child & Adolescent … Read more

Joburg Water issues see Helen Joseph Hospital’s taps run dry | The Citizen

For at least three days – Saturday, Sunday and Monday – the Helen Joseph Hospital in Auckland Park has had no water. Chief executive Dr Relebohile Ncha confirmed the hospital had experienced water interruptions, a result of a reduced supply from Johannesburg Water. “They reported their challenges and worked on the challenges. To circumvent this … Read more

Japan issues ‘special warning’ on Typhoon Nanmadol as millions told to seek shelter | The Citizen

Two million people in Japan were told Saturday to seek shelter before the arrival of Typhoon Nanmadol, national broadcaster NHK said, as the weather agency issued a rare “special warning” about the powerful storm. NHK, which compiles alerts issued by local authorities, said level four evacuation instructions — the second highest — were in place … Read more

SA Weather Service issues level 2 warning for damaging winds in parts of Western Cape | The Citizen

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a yellow level 2 warning for damaging winds leading to difficulty in navigation at sea along the coast between Gansbaai in the Western Cape and Alexander Bay in the Northern Cape until Tuesday morning. Monday’s weather service Gauteng: Fine and warm. The expected UVB sunburn index: Very … Read more

Newfoundland health authority reviewing about 3,000 mammograms for possible issues | Globalnews.ca

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 24, 2022 4:37 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A health authority in central Newfoundland says it’s reviewing mammograms for approximately 3,000 patients after discovering some images had been analyzed using incorrect screens. Andree Robichaud, president and chief … Read more