KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

For some this is OK but for others, a problem…

JOINT ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 CONGRESS: Registration now open

Registration for the Joint ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 Congress to be held from 25 to 28 July at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria is now open. To register,...

Focus on Innuvair® Inhaler for Asthma

By Jacky van Schoor M. Pharm; BSc (Hons) Pharmacol Amayeza Info Services

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

Practitioners advised not to respond to additional PCNS documentation request

Request for additional personal details ‘unreasonable, not backed by regulatory requirements’

PCNS warns about scam

The Private Code Numbering System (PCNS) is warning all healthcare professionals that the BHF's name has recently been used falsely to send SMS’s to PCNS...

SAMA calls for CODESA on NHI

SAMA has slammed the NHI Bill in its submission to the Department of Health, requesting “CODESA” like consultations with healthcare professionals on the plan

29 August-2 September: ALLPAEDS 2018 – 2018 joint SAPA & ALLSA...

Contact:  Claries Roelofsz Du Plessis Website: are excited to invite you to the Mother City for the 2018 joint SAPA & ALLSA Conference from the 29th of...

Inhaled steroids may increase risk of nontuberculous mycobacteria lung infections

Patients using inhaled steroids to control asthma and other breathing problems may be at greater risk for developing nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections

ALLPAEDS 2018: Focusing on the latest in allergy and paediatrics

ALLSA and SAPA held their combined congress, ALLPAEDS 2018 in Cape Town last week. MedBrief Africa was there to cover some of the presentations and action at this exciting and stimulating event.

Skin protection range, Dexeryl, receives Allergy Foundation’s seal of approval.

Partnership brings established international brand to South African consumers with complementary barrier and cleansing presentations for dry skins.

Comprehensive range of CPD courses announced

The DUX Academy of Healthcare (DUXAH), as part of its Professional Development Programme, has given notice once again of a comprehensive range of CPD...

Quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics: More warnings sounded

As lawyers in the US move forward with lawsuits against some manufacturers of quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a worldwide increase in the number of patients...

Medical graduates fail competency test

Registrar of the Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA), Cornelius Weyulu, this week confirmed that of the 99 graduates who underwent the evaluation in...

Chronic diseases driven by metabolic dysfunction?

New model suggests natural healing cycle becomes blocked by cellular miscommunication, allowing conditions like cancer, diabetes and some neurological disorders to persist

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...