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HPV: Who Should Be Vaccinated and Why?

Human Papilloma Virus is a sexually transmitted infection that causes cervical cancer. There are multiple genotypes, but 70% of all cervical cancers are due to HPV type 16 and 18. They are also implicated in causing Anal, Oropharyngeal, Vulvar, Vaginal and Penile cancers. HPV causes a spectrum of disease – with anogenital warts being caused by Genotypes 6 and 11.

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February 19, 2024

HPV: Who Should Be Vaccinated and Why?

Human Papilloma Virus is a sexually transmitted infection that causes cervical cancer. There are multiple genotypes, but 70% of all cervical cancers are due to HPV type 16 and 18. They are also implicated in causing Anal, Oropharyngeal, Vulvar, Vaginal and Penile cancers. HPV causes a spectrum of disease – with anogenital warts being caused by Genotypes 6 and 11.

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February 19, 2024

SGRT: A New Frontier in Radiation Therapy

Paving the way for innovative treatment technology in South Africa, Busamed Hillcrest Oncology Centre recently unveiled the first in-bore Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) machine at the hospital. Invented by Vision RT, Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) is a contact-free technology that uses 3D cameras and computer vision to help ensure radiation therapy is delivered safely to cancer patients. SGRT is a rapidly growing technique that uses stereo vision technology to track patients’ surfaces in 3D, for both setup and motion management during radiotherapy.

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February 14, 2024

Shining a Light on Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterised by recurring, unprovoked seizures. It affects approximately 1.2% of the population in the United States, with no gender, race, or ethnicity being exempt from the condition. Seizures are caused by surges of electrical activity in the brain, which can lead to a variety of symptoms depending on the affected brain regions.

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February 14, 2024

Keeping Your Balance

When a new year starts, we all wish for a perfect year, but it doesn’t take long to see that life isn’t really like that, right? Life never happens in a straight line or on an even keel. There’s bound to be turbulence. It's about keeping your balance and keeping it real.

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February 6, 2024

The Global Threat of Cancer

The magnitude of the threat cannot be underestimated. Dr Pramod Reddy, Busamed Specialist Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist delves into the global threat that cancer poses.

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February 6, 2024

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy with the Focus on Pre-Eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy that usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal, but it may develop after delivery of a baby, a condition known as post-partum pre-eclampsia.

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January 19, 2024

Exciting partnership for Busamed and Waterfall City Athletics Club

The Busamed Hospital Group joins forces with the Waterfall City Athletics Club for an exhilarating partnership launch.

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December 19, 2023

Bring Love and Change this Season!

Pelo Foundation is closing the year with several activities as part of its fundraising and awareness mission. On 02 December, the Foundation participated in the Christmas Carol Variety Show, which was hosted by Trinity School in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. The day was filled with activities such as a crafter's market for shopping and fantastic food stalls for festive feasting!

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December 7, 2023

Empowering Global Health

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder, characterised by insulin resistance or insulin deficiency. Symptoms that a person can present with include polyuria, polydipsia, lethargy, recurrent infections and yeast infections.

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November 27, 2023

World Prematurity Day

This day is celebrated every year to raise awareness about the challenges faced by preterm babies and their families. A premature baby has a huge impact (positive and less positive) on the whole family. According to the World Health Organisation 15 million babies are born prematurely in the world each year. This is more than 1 in 10 babies.

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November 22, 2023

Understanding the differences between prostate and testicular cancer

While both prostate and testicular cancers involve the male reproductive system, they differ significantly in terms of demographics, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment strategies. Cancer is a complex group of diseases, each with its own distinct characteristics and implications. Prostate cancer and testicular cancer are two types of cancer that affect the male reproductive system. Despite sharing the same general area of the body, these cancers differ significantly in terms of risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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November 9, 2023

CANCER SCREENING… taking control of our health to ensure our future-self’s wellbeing.

Cancer screening refers to tests used to detect cancer in individuals who do not have any symptoms. It aims to detect cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable and potentially curable. Screen today, for a better tomorrow.

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November 2, 2023

Boy happier and full of life after heart surgery

One year later Anati Foster is living life to the fullest. The 11-year-old boy is enjoying every heartbeat. And every minute of his life. "My boy is doing very well and very healthy. He plays and runs like other children his age, says his mom Tabisa. “Our life has changed for the better since Anati was operated a year ago.”

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October 30, 2023

Keeping your “tripod” balanced

Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in spinal surgery, Dr Lusanda Bomela raises awareness on the importance of taking care of your spine through mobility, posture and balance.

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October 24, 2023

Breast Cancer Survivor: “Don’t ignore your body’s warnings.”

Itumeleng Nhlapho-Letshwenyo talks to Busamed about beating stage 3 breast cancer and the importance of taking your diagnosis seriously this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.