Haiti: The South African Perspective (Original Articles) (Report)

Haiti: The South African Perspective (Original Articles) (Report)

The Haitian earthquake resulted in an outpouring of international rescue and relief. (1) South Africa’s response consisted of the deployment of two non-government organisations (NGOs) working separately with minimal contact. This article describes the fragmented response and some of the problems experienced while in Haiti. More importantly, it argues the need to establish a unified […]

Campus Perspective on the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy: University of California, San Francisco, Library Experience (Brief Communications) (Report)

Campus Perspective on the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy: University of California, San Francisco, Library Experience (Brief Communications) (Report)

BACKGROUND The National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy became effective in April 2008 and was signed into law in March 2009 [1]. Following the example of funding agencies throughout North America and Europe–such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Wellcome Trust–the NIH public access policy requires that the results of […]

Clinical, Legal and Ethical Implications of the Intra-Ocular (Off-Label) Use of Bevacizumab (Avastin)--a South African Perspective (Original Articles) (Report)

Clinical, Legal and Ethical Implications of the Intra-Ocular (Off-Label) Use of Bevacizumab (Avastin)–a South African Perspective (Original Articles) (Report)

Choroidal neovascularisation is a potentially visually devastating element of various forms of eye pathology. Recent research has focused on neurovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as a cause. AMD can be classified as being exudative (wet) or atrophic (dry). Wet AMD is characterised by a pathological process in which new blood vessels develop in the choroids, […]

Diet & Insulin Resistance: A Review & Asian Indian Perspective

Diet & Insulin Resistance: A Review & Asian Indian Perspective

Insulin resistance is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). These abnormalities have been aggravated because of imbalanced and excess nutrition in developed countries, and rapid nutritional and lifestyle transition occurring in developing countries. This review presents evidence linking dietary nutrients with insulin resistance and its metabolic correlates, and also describes […]