Month: August 2016

Pharma company hails new medicines control body

Although there have been grumblings about the establishment of new medicines regulation body and the natural medicines sector is seriously concerned about an apparent bias against them, one of the large generics companies is definitely chuffed with its progress.   Proactive approach to tackling backlog “If the groundwork set by the Medicines Control Council (MCC) …

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Study shows how Zika infects the placenta

In a new study, Yale researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas. The research provides insight into how Zika virus may be transmitted from expectant mother to foetus, resulting in infection of the foetal brain. Researchers have linked Zika virus to microcephaly — a birth defect affecting the heads and brains …

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Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/AIDS was 15 years ago

Adequate nutrition is still a massive global problem despite research showing that it contributes significantly to both the economic and health benefits of a country. In Africa an estimated 220 million people are undernourished. As researchers, policy makers and activists from public health, nutrition, food systems and dietetics head to South Africa to attend the …

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