Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Advancing care for burn patients

New research finds that glutamine, previously thought to help with burn injuries, does not improve patients' time to discharge from hospital.

Biomedical technology

Stopping bleeding saves lives on the battlefield

A new medical technology stops traumatic bleeding without requiring wound compression for Soldiers on the battlefield. Hemorrhaging is a leading cause of preventable death for Soldiers in combat.

Health

When men started to obsess over six-packs

The cultural obsession with six-pack abdominals shows no signs of abating. And if research into male body image is to be believed, it will likely only grow, thanks to social media.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

History mustn't repeat itself with COVID-19

As the issue of repatriation of foreign nationals from China grabs the headlines in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent in the wake of the spread of COVID-19, there are some important lessons that can still be drawn ...

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