Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law 431. PRESENT: PESCE, P.J., RIOS and BELEN, JJ.
Introduction Vaccines are very useful as preventive medicine in public health to reduce morbidity and mortality due to communicable diseases, though they are not a substitute to safe drinking water, sanitation, nutrition and environmental health in the long run.
SALT AND BLOOD PRESSURE A number of years ago, I covered my food with a heavy dose of salt before taking a single bite. After a while, my blood pressure began to rise, and I considered how foolish I was to add salt to my food at the table. I stopped adding salt abruptly, and […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that in 2007, 9.7 million people in low–and middle-income countries needed antiretroviral treatment (ART), (1) 9% of whom were living in South Africa. (2) By the end of 2007, the South African National Department of Health (DoH) reported that 371 731 people had initiated highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), […]
DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.97.4.002 Over a year ago, on April 7, 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy became mandatory. The policy directs NIH-funded researchers to:
Approximately 180 000 babies are born with or acquire permanent bilateral hearing loss (40 dB hearing level (HL)) within the first few weeks of life across sub-Saharan Africa every year. (1) In South Africa an estimated 17 babies are born with a significant permanent bilateral hearing loss every day. (2) These infants can only be […]
In an environment where debates about tertiary care viability in South Africa are characterised more by stridency than logic, it is refreshing to encounter positive suggestions such as those from Kenyon et al. (1) They suggested that scrutiny of expensive new medications and technologies by a NICE-like body would lead to appropriate rationing. NICE refers […]