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Saturday, 17 November 2018
Adulterants in dietary supplements: FDA warning

In a quality improvement study published in JAMA Network Open, analysis showed that unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients were identified in 776 dietary supplements, and these products were commonly marketed for sexual enhancement, weight loss, or muscle building.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:00
Is herpes simplex causing Alzheimer’s?

A new review paper, by leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki, presents her lifetime research on evidence that herpes simplex virus (HSV) may be responsible for Alzheimer’s.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:00
TST no longer needed prior to INH prophylaxis (IPT): National DOH Circular

Global shortage of the tuberculin skin test (TST) has made the implementation of the IPT guidelines difficult. Recently the National Department of health sent out a circular regarding this.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:15
Good news for open access journal articles

If Einstein hadn’t shared his knowledge, where would we be now? Three computer scientists have developed a browser plug-in that allows researchers to locate legally archived articles that are freely accessible.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:15