OR Tambo Port Health COVID 19 preparedness: first impressions encouraging

The Portfolio Committee on Health has been visiting the OR Tambo Port Health Centre this morning to assess the preparedness of Port Health to detect any...

Netcare geared up for COVID-19 prevention, management

The Netcare Group, which has had a multi-disciplinary task team in place since the Corona virus outbreak was announced in China in January, is...

Call for Titanium Awards 2020 nominations

The organisers of this year’s Titanium Awards, emphasis on which will be Access, Quality, Leadership & The Health Citizen, have announced that entries/nominations for...

Travel history should become routine to slow pandemics’ spread

Integrating travel history information into routine medical assessments could help stem the rapidly widening COVID-19 epidemic, as well as future pandemics, infectious disease specialists...

COVID-19 a reminder of the challenge of emerging infectious diseases

The emergence and rapid increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, pose complex challenges to...

SA doctors want more guidance on record-keeping

Diane Baylis, clinical risk educator for Risk Prevention at MPS, reports on a recent study into record-keeping habits by doctors in South Africa Doctors understand...

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2020 – A tipping point for the SA Pharma Sector

While a tough decade awaits the pharmaceutical sector, 2020 will mark a turning point in the way pharmaceutical companies do business says Erik Roos,...

NHI constitutionality in focus at next IHRM seminar

Key questions surrounding the viability and legality of the proposed national health insurance funding system as proposed in the NHI Bill in terms of...

Commonly prescribed drugs may cause cognitive impairment

In a population-based, cross-sectional cohort study in BMJ Open, researchers scoured the UK Biobank for correlations between common medications and cognitive function. The study sample included UK Biobank...

President pleads with South Africans to rally behind NHI

As the countrywide public hearings on the National Insurance Bill wrapped up this week with meetings in Gauteng, President Cyril Ramaphosa has dedicated his...

CMS scrapping decisions amounted to ‘unlawful fettering of its powers’

Shortly before the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) CEO and Registrar, Dr Sipho Kabane, issued a media release midday Friday announcing that two stakeholder-based...

AI finds antibiotic to treat drug-resistant diseases

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a new antibiotic that kills treatment-resistant diseases, using artificial intelligence. In laboratory tests, the...

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Income Tax Act changes may benefit private healthcare practitioners

Changes to the Income Tax Act allow healthcare practitioners to have the benefit of substantial savings on their annual Income Tax liability, advised Walter...

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