Allergic diseases linked to increased risk of psychiatric disorders

Patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis have an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, according to the findings published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Psychiatry. Almost...

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

Contact:  Claries Roelofsz  claries@londocor.co.zaLeigh Du Plessis Leigh@londocor.co.za Website: http://allpaeds2018.co.za/We are excited to invite you to the Mother City for the 2018 joint SAPA & ALLSA Conference from the 29th of...

Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medications: 12-month repeats now permitted

Patients on Schedule 2, 3 and 4 chronic medications may now be prescribed repeats of up to 12 months by their pharmacist, Minister of Health, Dr Zweli...

Health professional numbers in SA up by more than 50% –...

But distribution of healthcare providers remains disproportionate in terms of geographical location and population needs

Expanding niche finance and insurance products for the medical sector*

Behind this story lies the interesting tale of legendary businessman and insurance expert, Jannie Parsons. Currently the managing director of JPF, Jannie’s fascinating story reveals...

COVID-19: special guidelines reminder for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has provided special guidelines that apply during...

Titanium Awards deadline extended, reduced to two categories

Convenors of the 6th Annual Titanium Awards have announced that the deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020 and instead of the original...

Occupational health ‘high risk’ for contracting virus

The occupational health environment during this COVID-19 challenge is most certainly stressful and high risk for contracting the disease, according to Far East Rand...

Many severe asthma patients taking harmful oral steroid doses

A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, researchers revealed in a study of several thousand people in...

Insurance company, co-operative bank join forces to fill private practice security...

Well-known global professional services organisation, Aon, and Medicoop, a co-operative bank dedicated to the exclusive needs of healthcare professionals, have entered into an agreement to jointly...

Healthcare Federation of SA to be launched in July

Deliberations on the launch of a South African Chapter of the African Health Federation, which commenced during the African Health Business symposium in Johannesburg...

Corticosteroid overexposure in asthma treatment: organised approach urged

Health professionals urged to develop strategies to curb OCS overexposure

Recommendations to address SA’s medico-legal crisis: SASOG

Following the recent unprecedented Medico-Legal Crisis Meeting in Johannesburg aimed at getting President Cyril Ramaphosa directly involved in addressing the crisis, the South African Society of...

Top legal team to head CMS investigation into alleged unethical behaviour...

Some of the country’s top legal minds have been appointed to lead the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) high-level investigation into allegations of racial profiling against...

Telehealth: the game-changer for healthcare in Africa

Telehealth has the potential to overcome shortages of healthcare professionals by increasing access to specialists in bigger and more well-equipped medical centres, hospitals and...

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

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...

Pfizer to merge off-patent drugs unit with Mylan

Pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer has announced that it is to merge its off-patent branded drugs with generic drugmaker Mylan to create a new global pharmaceutical...