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Deep brain stimulation shown to provide sustained relief for severe depression

The world’s largest study of deep brain stimulation in the brain’s reward system has found that patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only...

Allergy

Inactive ingredients in meds may cause allergic reactions

A new study has found that the vast majority of the most frequently prescribed medications. contain at least one ingredient capable of causing allergic or gastrointestinal...

Cardiology

Limpopo tops Discovery’s fraud list

Discovery Health’s efforts to curb fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) in the healthcare system resulted in a substantial R555m recovered on behalf of client...

Critical Care

C-section maternal mortality in Africa 50% higher than in high-income countries:...

Maternal mortality after caesarean delivery in Africa is 50 times higher than that of high-income countries and is driven by peripartum haemorrhage and anaesthesia complications while...

Dermatology

BETADINE® Voted ‘Product of the Year’ in Healthcare & Feminine Care...

The BETADINE® Antiseptic and Daily Intimate Care ranges have both been voted ‘Product of the Year 2019’ in the South African Consumer Survey of Product Innovation, following a survey of 4,000 South African households by Nielsen.

Diabetes

Stillbirths more likely if diabetes in pregnancy not diagnosed

Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to new research...

Dietetics

Sugary drinks linked to premature death, particularly in women

The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death—particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term...

Emergency Medicine

SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

Gastroenterology

Inactive ingredients in meds may cause allergic reactions

A new study has found that the vast majority of the most frequently prescribed medications. contain at least one ingredient capable of causing allergic or gastrointestinal...

General Practice

Sugary drinks linked to premature death, particularly in women

The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death—particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term...

Gynaecology

Stillbirths more likely if diabetes in pregnancy not diagnosed

Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to new research...

HIV

More evidence that physician burnout is rising, particularly among young doctors

A study based on surveys of physicians in a large academic medical practice in the US has shown that burnout among doctors is on the...

Hospital

Imaging

Ultrasound minimally invasive way to measure heart function in children

Currently, a practical, precise, minimally invasive way to measure cardiac output or heart function in children undergoing surgery does not exist. New research published in the...

Nephrology

SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

Neurology

Deep brain stimulation shown to provide sustained relief for severe depression

The world’s largest study of deep brain stimulation in the brain’s reward system has found that patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only...

Nurses

Stillbirths more likely if diabetes in pregnancy not diagnosed

Women who develop diabetes in pregnancy but are not diagnosed are much more likely to experience stillbirth than women without the condition, according to new research...

Oncology

Sugary drinks linked to premature death, particularly in women

The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death—particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term...

Ophthalmology

SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

Optometry

SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

Paediatrics

Low vaccination rates blamed for increase in pertussis cases in SA

An increase in the number of pertussis cases in the country has been blamed on low vaccination rates. Professor of Vaccinology and Director of the Medical...

Pain and Anaesthesia

PARTNER 3 and EVOLUT confirm benefits of TAVR over SAVR in...

Outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) were superior or at least as good as those following surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) among patients with severe...

Pharmacy

Psychiatry

Deep brain stimulation shown to provide sustained relief for severe depression

The world’s largest study of deep brain stimulation in the brain’s reward system has found that patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only...

Surgery

PARTNER 3 and EVOLUT confirm benefits of TAVR over SAVR in...

Outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) were superior or at least as good as those following surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) among patients with severe...

Urology