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Professor Dheda's work recognised 11 October 2018

Leading TB researcher Professor Dheda has been awarded the 2018 Scientific Leadership prize by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership.

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New test diagnoses TB Meningitis within two hours 03 September 2018

TB meningitis is a major cause of death in Southern Africa. Early diagnosis is the key to improving the health outcomes of this disease, but the current diagnostic tests are not as quick or as sensitive as they need to be.

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UCT Medical School ranked 70th out of the top 500 Medical Schools surveyed worldwide 25 June 2018

The 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked UCT Medical School 70th out of the top 500 Medical Schools surveyed worldwide

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Clinical Immunology & Autoimmunity 06 August 2014

Patients with recurrent infections are often referred for further investigation of their immune function, to establish if there is an underlying immune deficiency. There are 3 major clinical scenarios in this setting:

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Dr Gary Sudwarts
Q&A with Dr Gary Sudwarts 01 June 2014

WHAT ARE UTERINE FIBROIDS? "They’re benign (non-cancerous) growths in the muscular wall of the uterus and a major cause of heavy bleeding, period pain and infertility. If you’re over 35, there’s a 20–40% chance you have them. Many women are advised to have a hysterectomy to control their symptoms."

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Baarmoeder-fibroïedembolisering
Histerektomie kan so vermy word 01 March 2014

’n Histerektomie was lank die enigste permanente oplossing vir fibroïede in jou baarmoeder. Jy het nou ’n ander keuse – minder indringend met dieselfde voordele

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The Angus Warriors
Teenage cancer survivors spread festive season cheer 20 December 2013

Friday, 20 December 2013 When 17-year-old Angus Kerr of Cape Town underwent treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a form of blood cancer, earlier this year he found it a tough and very lonely journey. At one point he even told his mother, Teresa Kerr, that he did not think he could carry on.

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Uterine Artery Embolisation
A life-changing option 17 December 2013

A little-known procedure is offering hope for local women suffering from debilitating uterine fibroids. Carla Calitz investigates.

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Asthma
Alternative treatment option available to adult South Africans with uncontrolled asthma 17 December 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 Approximately 10% of adults who suffer from asthma, and who are adherent, are not able to control the disease properly through the use of medication. These sufferers will know just how debilitating it can be to have uncontrolled asthma, which leads to time off work and in some cases frequent visits to hospital emergency departments.

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