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Artificial intelligence shaping healthcare’s future

Correctly applied, artificial intelligence, (AI), has major potential to drastically improve equity, access and quality of healthcare in South Africa, Dr Tapiwa Chiwewe, Research...

Allergy

SECTION27 asks for public input on NHI before 29 November deadline

SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign have asked the public to give input on issues in the NHI Bill that they have identified for...

Cardiology

SECTION27 asks for public input on NHI before 29 November deadline

SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign have asked the public to give input on issues in the NHI Bill that they have identified for...

Critical Care

SECTION27 asks for public input on NHI before 29 November deadline

SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign have asked the public to give input on issues in the NHI Bill that they have identified for...

Dermatology

SECTION27 asks for public input on NHI before 29 November deadline

SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign have asked the public to give input on issues in the NHI Bill that they have identified for...

Diabetes

Stents no better than drugs for many heart patients

Many patients with severe but stable heart disease who routinely undergo invasive procedures to clear and prop open clogged arteries would do as well...

Dietetics

Paving way for new doctors entering ‘daunting’ environment

The recent GP Expo at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, essentially a networking platform for healthcare professionals such as general practitioners, doctors, clinical leads and primary healthcare...

Emergency Medicine

Paving way for new doctors entering ‘daunting’ environment

The recent GP Expo at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, essentially a networking platform for healthcare professionals such as general practitioners, doctors, clinical leads and primary healthcare...

Gastroenterology

CONNECTING THE DOTS: Digital health defined

This is the first in a series of articles on digital innovation in the medical field and how it will affect, improve and change...

General Practice

SAPPF gives green light to HMI recommendations

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given its support to the recommendations of the Health Market Inquiry contained in its final report...

Gynaecology

SAPPF gives green light to HMI recommendations

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given its support to the recommendations of the Health Market Inquiry contained in its final report...

HIV

Efavirenz exposure in womb linked to increased risk of microcephaly, development...

Children born to women on HIV therapy containing the drug efavirenz were 2 to 2.5 times more likely to have microcephaly compared to children...

Hospital

SAPPF gives green light to HMI recommendations

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given its support to the recommendations of the Health Market Inquiry contained in its final report...

Imaging

Unreleased documents prompt Suzman Foundation call for NHI Bill comment extension

The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has submitted a request to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health that the NHI Bill public comment deadline be extended to...

Nephrology

SECTION27 asks for public input on NHI before 29 November deadline

SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign have asked the public to give input on issues in the NHI Bill that they have identified for...

Neurology

SAPPF gives green light to HMI recommendations

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given its support to the recommendations of the Health Market Inquiry contained in its final report...

Nurses

Oncology

Home cervical cancer testing may replace pap tests

A new study suggests that home screening could bring down the rates of cervical cancer and associated deaths. Developed at Queen Mary, University of London...

Ophthalmology

Digital health. Where did it all start?

This is the second article in a series on digital innovation in the medical field and how it will affect, improve and change medical...

Optometry

Last week’s HPCSA investigation alert ‘old news’: DoH

The Department of Health has issued a statement advising that the information doing the rounds on social media during past week about the Health...

Paediatrics

CAM therapies for colic babies reviewed

A review of the evidence on the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to treat babies with colic has shown some that some...

Pain and Anaesthesia

CMS Annual Report: Financial health of schemes and members declining as...

Findings of the Health Market Inquiry on increasing healthcare costs in the private sector and its recommendations for far-reaching changes to the current status...

Pharmacy

SECTION27 asks for public input on NHI before 29 November deadline

SECTION27 and the Treatment Action Campaign have asked the public to give input on issues in the NHI Bill that they have identified for...

Psychiatry

SAPPF gives green light to HMI recommendations

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given its support to the recommendations of the Health Market Inquiry contained in its final report...

Surgery

SAPPF gives green light to HMI recommendations

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given its support to the recommendations of the Health Market Inquiry contained in its final report...

Urology

SAPPF gives green light to HMI recommendations

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given its support to the recommendations of the Health Market Inquiry contained in its final report...