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One general anaesthetic unlikely to harm babies’ brains

Infants who undergo general anesthesia of <1 hour do not experience poor neurodevelopmental outcomes compared with infants who receive awake-regional anesthesia, according to a study recently published in the Lancet. This...

Allergy

New HPCSA Registrar: Ready for the challenges ahead

 The past few years have seen the HPCSA staggering under a plethora of claims relating to maladministration, dysfunction, corruption, a lack of communication, registration hiccups and...

Cardiology

Advanced ‘3D-imaging’ assisted keyhole heart and lung surgery performed at Netcare...

More than 80 patients along the West Coast who required open heart or lung surgery have benefited from keyhole procedures using three-dimensional (3-D) imaging technology, following...

Critical Care

One general anaesthetic unlikely to harm babies’ brains

Infants who undergo general anesthesia of <1 hour do not experience poor neurodevelopmental outcomes compared with infants who receive awake-regional anesthesia, according to a study recently published in the Lancet. This...

Dermatology

National Health Compact: “We are working on it but need more...

Work on the much-anticipated health compact aimed at putting in place concrete steps and undertakings to fix the country’s ailing healthcare system is continuing but will...

Diabetes

SAMA Board withdraws Practice Cost Study results

The SAMA Board has decided to withdraw the results of the 2017/2018 Practice Cost Study conducted last year among GPs and specialists. According to SAMA Chair,...

Dietetics

Make health system, not health politics, a priority in tonight’s SONA

While President Cyril Ramaphosa identifying health as a focus area for his administration is to be welcomed, focusing on health does not mean passing an NHI...

Emergency Medicine

New HPCSA Registrar: Ready for the challenges ahead

 The past few years have seen the HPCSA staggering under a plethora of claims relating to maladministration, dysfunction, corruption, a lack of communication, registration hiccups and...

Gastroenterology

General Practice

Gynaecology

HIV

1 in 3 patients don’t reveal complementary medicine use

Research reveals that 1 in 3 complementary medicine (CM) users do not disclose their CM use to their medical providers, posing significant direct and indirect risks...

Hospital

Imaging

National Health Compact: “We are working on it but need more...

Work on the much-anticipated health compact aimed at putting in place concrete steps and undertakings to fix the country’s ailing healthcare system is continuing but will...

Nephrology

National Health Compact: “We are working on it but need more...

Work on the much-anticipated health compact aimed at putting in place concrete steps and undertakings to fix the country’s ailing healthcare system is continuing but will...

Neurology

Nurses

Predictors of kidney stone recurrence identified

A study published in the February issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports on a model which has been developed for predicting recurrence among kidney...

Oncology

HPV shame could put women off cervical cancer screening

The social stigmas and myths surrounding the human papilloma virus (HPV) could make women anxious, including raising fears about their partners' fidelity and putting them off...

Ophthalmology

New HPCSA Registrar: Ready for the challenges ahead

 The past few years have seen the HPCSA staggering under a plethora of claims relating to maladministration, dysfunction, corruption, a lack of communication, registration hiccups and...

Optometry

New HPCSA Registrar: Ready for the challenges ahead

 The past few years have seen the HPCSA staggering under a plethora of claims relating to maladministration, dysfunction, corruption, a lack of communication, registration hiccups and...

Paediatrics

SAMA Board withdraws Practice Cost Study results

The SAMA Board has decided to withdraw the results of the 2017/2018 Practice Cost Study conducted last year among GPs and specialists. According to SAMA Chair,...

Pain and Anaesthesia

National Health Compact: “We are working on it but need more...

Work on the much-anticipated health compact aimed at putting in place concrete steps and undertakings to fix the country’s ailing healthcare system is continuing but will...

Pharmacy

Online support for GPs reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions

New research from King's College London, published this week in The BMJ, shows that electronically-delivered prescribing feedback and online decision support for GPs reduces unnecessary...

Psychiatry

Surgery

Urology

Reproductive health counselling inadequate in IBD

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) report low rates of IBD-reproductive health counseling (RHC), delegates to the 2019 Crohn's & Colitis Congress just ended...