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...

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,...

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...

Recommendations for evaluation and management of penicillin allergy outlined

Verifying the accuracy of a documented penicillin allergy can improve outcomes, avoid spread of antibiotic resistance

Practitioners advised not to respond to additional PCNS documentation request

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

New SA Medical Association chair DR ANGELIQUE COETZEE: ‘Getting SAMA back...

The next three years will, without a doubt, be among the most challenging for all the major players across the South African healthcare landscape. Newly-elected SA...

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

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

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score has good sensitivity, specificity

PARS has improved ability over API for predicting asthma in children with mild-to-moderate risk

DNA study shows stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including staphylococcus

Findings suggest common cleaning methods leave bacteria behind

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...

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

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

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

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

Webinars create awareness of rare diseases

Two online webinars in support of patients with rare pituitary diseases and Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) were hosted by Rare Disease South Africa (RDSA) and Novartis this...

CPR training kiosks can increase bystander involvement

Simplify the skill while decreasing common concerns about mouth-to-mouth contact

Obesity increases asthma risk by up to 38% in children

Ten percent of paediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated, according to research led by Nemours Children’s Health System.  The research, published...

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.

Severe eczema may best be treated by allergy shots

Significant benefits seen in one medically challenging case

Corticosteroid overexposure in asthma treatment: organised approach urged

Health professionals urged to develop strategies to curb OCS overexposure