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Critical Care

Dermatology

SIU to investigate ‘cash for qualifications’ allegations at HPCSA

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is awaiting the president’s go-ahead to investigate allegations that Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA) employees may have taken bribes...

Diabetes

Metformin could maintain weight loss in obese patients with prediabetes

Metformin is associated with long-term weight loss (LTWL), according to the results of the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine. John...

Dietetics

BHF Conference 2019: key speakers announced

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that no less than six visiting authorities will be featured...

Emergency Medicine

Gastroenterology

HMI seminars reveal many differences with preliminary findings

he Health Market Inquiry (HMI) has given role players in the private healthcare sector another chance to give their input on the Panel’s preliminary findings and...

General Practice

Gynaecology

Survey reveals burden of burnout among British doctors

The human cost of stress, pressure and an unsustainable workload in the UK’s NHS has been laid bare by a survey conducted by the British Medical...

HIV

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Hospital

Mobile phones, tablets: health care security risks exposed

Mobile devices present a growing security risk for many industries, not least health care, according to a new survey by a US telecommunications company. Verizon’s...

Imaging

Mobile phones, tablets: health care security risks exposed

Mobile devices present a growing security risk for many industries, not least health care, according to a new survey by a US telecommunications company. Verizon’s...

Nephrology

Mobile phones, tablets: health care security risks exposed

Mobile devices present a growing security risk for many industries, not least health care, according to a new survey by a US telecommunications company. Verizon’s...

Neurology

Mobile phones, tablets: health care security risks exposed

Mobile devices present a growing security risk for many industries, not least health care, according to a new survey by a US telecommunications company. Verizon’s...

Nurses

First medical device for ADHD treatment approved

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted marketing of the first medical device to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The prescription-only device, the...

Oncology

Ophthalmology

Eyes reveal early Alzheimer’s disease

Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, non-invasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, the precursor to Alzheimer's...

Optometry

Eyes reveal early Alzheimer’s disease

Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, non-invasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, the precursor to Alzheimer's...

Paediatrics

Safety and security issues at hospitals: SAMA wants information

Following a number of criminal incidents at public health facilities in recent months where the lives of healthcare personnel and patients were threatened, SAMA has requested...

Pain and Anaesthesia

Survey reveals burden of burnout among British doctors

The human cost of stress, pressure and an unsustainable workload in the UK’s NHS has been laid bare by a survey conducted by the British Medical...

Pharmacy

Metformin could maintain weight loss in obese patients with prediabetes

Metformin is associated with long-term weight loss (LTWL), according to the results of the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine. John...

Psychiatry

First medical device for ADHD treatment approved

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted marketing of the first medical device to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The prescription-only device, the...

Surgery

Survey reveals burden of burnout among British doctors

The human cost of stress, pressure and an unsustainable workload in the UK’s NHS has been laid bare by a survey conducted by the British Medical...

Urology

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