Use of Deriva® 0.1% adapalene gel in the treatment and management...

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin condition affecting late adolescents across the globe. According to the Global Burden of Disease study, it affects...

Impromptu responses to NHI Bill

Within 24 hours of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill being presented by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to parliament and later to the...

HPCSA telemedicine guideline ‘wrong and dangerous’: health bodies

Organisations representing medical doctors, medical schemes, and medical scheme administrators, have expressed deep concerns over a guideline by the Health Professions Council of South...

SA patient groups strengthened by new training

South African patient advocacy groups are set to be empowered and strengthened with the introduction of a new capability building programme in the country.

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.

Medico-legal crisis videos for top office released

In a unique initiative intended to bring the extent of the medico-legal crisis in South Africa directly to the attention State President Cyril Ramaphosa,...

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

Practitioners advised not to respond to additional PCNS documentation request

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

HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

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...

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...

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

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

MPS issues guidance on remote consultation during COVID-19 pandemic

The current situation surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus has created a number of challenges, many of which relate to self-isolation and social distancing. For doctors,...

DNA study shows stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including staphylococcus

Findings suggest common cleaning methods leave bacteria behind

A.D.A.M. to provide docs with CME/CPD accredited specialist content

African healthcare providers now have access to CME/CPD accredited, online specialist content from leading international universities through the A.D.A.M. Suite of Healthcare Products

Presidential call for medico-legal strategy, student stress help

The Western Cape Department of Health medico-legal service recognises that the only way to cut medical malpractice litigation and its financial repercussions is to...

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...