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Friday, 23 June 2017
Antihypertensive medications and adherence

Gupta et al published a paper in Hypertension on 1 May 2017 which looked at risk factors for patients not adhering to antihypertensive treatment. High-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry of urine and serum was used to directly and objectively detect non-adherence.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 18:30
Malaria in Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park (KNP) management issued a media release on 17 May 2017 warning travellers to the park to take appropriate malaria precautions, in light of the recent good rains. They state that there have been cases of malaria reported, especially in the northern regions of the park.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 18:30
Are topical analgesics effective?

There has been considerable debate over whether, how, and in what painful conditions topical painkillers work. A recent Cochrane review attempts to answer this question. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 18:30
Complementary medicine review

An interesting review on the use of CIM (complementary and integrative medicine) in three conditions with a high incidence of chronic pain: back pain, neck pain, and rheumatoid arthritis, was recently published in the BMJ.

Publication Date:
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:00