Gert Coetzee, pharmacist and diet pioneer – who founded The Diet Everyone Talks About – believes that it is very important to have a healthy pair of kidneys. Early kidney disease may not have any symptoms so it’s better to get tested for it and ensure your kidneys are healthy. You may want to ask […]
A young man with a mysterious case of kidney disease of unknown origin had physicians from Bielefeld, Germany, scratching their heads for months. Only when the patient reported occasionally seeing a white powder coating his lunch, which he brought from home, could they come closer to a diagnosis. The following article is based on a
Symptoms of urinary incontinence and a weak bladder often affect older women or mothers, especially those who have given natural birth or have pelvic floor dysfunction. Studies have however found that it can also affect much younger women who have never given birth. The involuntary leaking of urine involved with incontinence is embarrassing, especially in intimate situations. But you
Researchers from Ghent University, Belgium, together with researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a new method for biomarker discovery of urological cancers. The method enables timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Urological cancers include e.g. prostate, bladder and kidney cancers. Biomarkers are biological signatures in the body that can indicate the presence
An implantable smart wrap that fits safely and securely around the bladder may one day help people who have under-active bladders, a condition that hinders patients from urinating regularly and comfortably, according to an international team of researchers. In a study, the implant, which combines sensors and a polymer wrap, is an integrated device that
Australian research has identified a new mechanism in which prostate cancer cells can ‘switch’ character and become resistant to therapy. These findings, just published in Cell Reports, are an important development in unravelling how an aggressive subtype of prostate cancer, neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC), develops after hormonal therapies. It is well established that some tumours show
The Urology Hospital celebrated Heritage Day! Staff dressed in their traditional cultural clothing and a prize for the best dressed will be awarded. They were also spoiled with a traditional Braai! Thank you to all the staff for dressing in their traditional cultural clothes and the day’s enjoyable atmosphere. #HeritageDay
The Urology Hospital did a talk at Vodaworld Midrand as part of our Men’s Health Campaign. Our speaker and his topic was: Dr Craig Mamitele (Men’s sexual health & Prostate cancer). A special thank you to Dr Mamitele and to all who attended.