Supporting Rape Survivors in Adhering to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to Prevent HIV Infection: The Importance of Psychosocial Counselling and Support (Short REPORT)

Supporting Rape Survivors in Adhering to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to Prevent HIV Infection: The Importance of Psychosocial Counselling and Support (Short REPORT)

STUDY METHODS Monitoring by the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) of the uptake of PEP by rape survivors during the period 30 June 2002-31 May 2003 found that just 16.2% of rape survivors provided with the drugs completed all 28 days of treatment.(5) Concerned by this low rate, GDoH commissioned research from the Centre for […]

Hepatotoxicity of Teucrium Polium L Tea: Supporting Evidence in Mice Models (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Hepatotoxicity of Teucrium Polium L Tea: Supporting Evidence in Mice Models (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Introduction Teucrium polium L (Ja’adeh in Arabic) is a dwarf shrub plant which grows wild in Mediterranean countries (Oran 1998). In folk medicine the tea preparation of the aerial parts of the plant is used for the treatment of abdominal colic, headache, diabetes and as an astringent (Al-Khalil 1995). In experimental animal models the aqueous […]

Materials Employed by Medical Students Preparing for Subject Examinations: Supporting Collection Development (Brief Communications) (Report)

Materials Employed by Medical Students Preparing for Subject Examinations: Supporting Collection Development (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Medical students in the United States are tested extensively throughout their four years of medical school, including both regular course examinations and standardized tests. The first standardized examination encountered by US medical students is the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) step one, produced by the National Board of Medical Educators (NBME), taken upon […]

Neural Stem Cells & Supporting Cells--the New Therapeutic Tools for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (Report)

Neural Stem Cells & Supporting Cells–the New Therapeutic Tools for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (Report)

Introduction Stem cells are key players in the development and maintenance of specific mammalian tissues, and their presence has been long established in blood, skin and intestine. A general definition of stem cell is “a cell that is capable of both self renewal and differentiation”. Stem cells are considered multipotent; since they can produces mature […]