Altitude training and anti-doping
UCT’s Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is finding out whether the genetic effects of altitude training can be used to isolate cases of doping in sport.
Mental health care 'chronically underfunded' in SA
Which is reflected in inadequate care in primary clinics, community residential care facilities and acute mental health units in district and national hospitals, says Professor Crick Lund.
TB: New incurable strains
The rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis has taken a new, horrifying turn. While various strains of TB, with varying degrees of resistance to drugs, have wreaked havoc on South Africans, a new strain of TB has been found to be simply incurable.


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Researchers from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, the universities of Stanford, Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, have shown that a blood test usually used to detect tuberculosis infection in adults, can predict the onset of tuberculosis disease in young children. This article features in the latest Lancet: Respiratory Medicine.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 13:00

UCT medical students recently completed a research study on the nature and burden of food insecurity among attendees of the Vanguard Community Health Centre.

Publication Date:
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 14:00

South Africa has some of the best laws guaranteeing women’s rights to safe abortions, but poor implementation is putting many women and girls at risk.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:00

A UCT-led study used a new DNA-based test and a mobile van to detect an additional 50% of undiagnosed TB cases.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:15