NHI should take heed of HMI recommendations: SAPPF

As the deadline approaches for the submission on comment on the NHI and Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, government has been urged to wait for the Health Market Inquiry’s final report in November before going ahead with the implementation of the two pieces of legislation

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More than 40% of women with asthma may develop COPD

Clinicians urgently need to identify and quantify risk factors associated with Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS) in women to improve their health and save lives

A deeper look at severe asthma yields NET results

A new study models allergic lung inflammation and provides new insights into how asthma develops and progresses, with important implications for the most clinically advanced drugs designed to treat severe asthma.

Link between appendicitis and allergies discovered

Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis a new study has found

Focus on Innuvair® Inhaler for Asthma

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

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

Combination of LABA and inhaled glucocorticoid safe in asthma

Compared to treatment with an inhaled glucocorticoid alone, combination therapy with a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and an inhaled glucocorticoid is not associated with a significantly higher...

Penicillin allergy linked to MRSA, C. difficile risk

Association is mediated by increased use of β-lactam alternative antibiotics

SAMA weighs in on NHI Bill

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says while some of the proposals contained in the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill are reasonable, and keeping with the...

SAMA weighs in on NHI Bill

SAMA says while the recently released NHI Bill contains good and bad news, many aspects remain vague and need more detailed clarification

Children with current allergies should be screened for EoE

Children with known skin, food and respiratory allergies should be screened for the emerging, chronic food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Paediatric allergists who analysed a very large...

Uniform tariffs to be calculated “scientifically”: Motsoaledi

Private healthcare providers have been given the assurance that government will take all costs related to the delivery of health services into account when determining uniform...

Common allergies linked to odds of autism in children

Common allergic conditions, especially food allergy, are associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, according to a study published online June 8 in JAMA Network Open. Guifeng Xu,...

Doctors’ attire really does matter to patients

Physicians may want to dig a little deeper into their closets, or grab their white coats on the way out of the operating room, if they...

Eczema drug effective against severe asthma

Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients' ability to breathe better...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

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