News

Cerebral palsy: DNA sequencing finds genetic cause in 1 in 4...

While cerebral palsy has widely been viewed as the result of oxygen deprivation during birth or other birth-related factors such as prematurity, new research...

Allergy

Protective gene variant against COVID-19 identified

An international metastudy led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet has identified a specific gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19 infection. The researchers managed...

Cardiology

TV watching linked with potentially fatal VTE

A study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology has found hat watching TV for four hours a day or more is associated with...

Critical Care

Cerebral palsy: DNA sequencing finds genetic cause in 1 in 4...

While cerebral palsy has widely been viewed as the result of oxygen deprivation during birth or other birth-related factors such as prematurity, new research...

Dermatology

SAHPRA and USP sign MOU to improve regulatory oversight for health...

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) to help expand the...

Diabetes

Preventive aspirin should be based on benefit, not age

Primary care providers should make individual decisions whether to prescribe aspirin based on a benefit-to-risk ratio, not simply age, the authors of a review...

Dietetics

Genetic factor found for COVID smell, taste loss

A genetic risk factor could explain why some people lose their senses of smell and taste when they get infected with COVID-19, according to...

Emergency Medicine

Top stories you may have missed

Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Gastroenterology

SIU report on Covid-19-related PPE corruption released to the public

A total of more than R551 million linked to Covid-19 PPE corruption needs to be recovered following the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) finalised probe...

General Practice

Gynaecology

Cerebral palsy: DNA sequencing finds genetic cause in 1 in 4...

While cerebral palsy has widely been viewed as the result of oxygen deprivation during birth or other birth-related factors such as prematurity, new research...

HIV

Professional medical bodies slam CGE over Covid-19 vaccination stance

Professional medical and scientific organisations and institutions have distanced themselves from last week’s statement by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) that warned against...

Hospital

Imaging

SIU report on Covid-19-related PPE corruption released to the public

A total of more than R551 million linked to Covid-19 PPE corruption needs to be recovered following the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) finalised probe...

Nephrology

SIU report on Covid-19-related PPE corruption released to the public

A total of more than R551 million linked to Covid-19 PPE corruption needs to be recovered following the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) finalised probe...

Neurology

Cerebral palsy: DNA sequencing finds genetic cause in 1 in 4...

While cerebral palsy has widely been viewed as the result of oxygen deprivation during birth or other birth-related factors such as prematurity, new research...

Nurses

Oncology

Ophthalmology

Easy vehicle procurement for HCP’s in 2022 with MediWheels

Welcome to MediWheels! Best wishes for a sterling 2022!It is with humbleness and gratitude that we launch MediWheels, our brand-new vehicle procurement platform dedicated...

Optometry

Easy vehicle procurement for HCP’s in 2022 with MediWheels

Welcome to MediWheels! Best wishes for a sterling 2022!It is with humbleness and gratitude that we launch MediWheels, our brand-new vehicle procurement platform dedicated...

Paediatrics

Professional medical bodies slam CGE over Covid-19 vaccination stance

Professional medical and scientific organisations and institutions have distanced themselves from last week’s statement by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) that warned against...

Pain and Anaesthesia

SIU report on Covid-19-related PPE corruption released to the public

A total of more than R551 million linked to Covid-19 PPE corruption needs to be recovered following the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) finalised probe...

Pharmacy

Professional medical bodies slam CGE over Covid-19 vaccination stance

Professional medical and scientific organisations and institutions have distanced themselves from last week’s statement by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) that warned against...

Psychiatry

Professional medical bodies slam CGE over Covid-19 vaccination stance

Professional medical and scientific organisations and institutions have distanced themselves from last week’s statement by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) that warned against...

Surgery

Professional medical bodies slam CGE over Covid-19 vaccination stance

Professional medical and scientific organisations and institutions have distanced themselves from last week’s statement by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) that warned against...

Urology

SAHPRA and USP sign MOU to improve regulatory oversight for health...

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) to help expand the...