Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medication prescriptions: 12-month repeats now...

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...

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...

COVID-19 implications for thrombosis, anticoagulation

While there is an associated coagulopathy with COVID-19, bleeding manifestations, even in those with disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC), have not been reported. In their study...

Virtual seminar: Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Schemes and Private Hospitals

The Institute of Health Risk Managers (IHRM) will be presenting a free virtual seminar on the impact of COVID-19 on private hospitals and medical...

Rheumatoid arthritis patients remain unaware of CV risk

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have low awareness about associated cardiovascular (CV) risk, the authors of a study report published online in ACR Open Rheumatology...

Smartphone BP monitoring does not change outcomes after MI

The use of smartphone-enabled health monitoring devices after myocardial infarction yields similar blood pressure control when compared with regular follow-up visits, a study just...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB) has given notice that deadline for response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) survey in response to COVID-19 is now...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB), in a call for all health professionals and groups on the African continent to participate, has given notice that deadline...

Upward income mobility tied to worse cardiometabolic health

Upward income mobility is associated with lower perceived stress and fewer depressive symptoms but with higher rates of metabolic syndrome, a study published online...

Higher manganese intake may reduce Type 2 diabetes risk

Higher intake of manganese is associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk among postmenopausal women, independent of known risk factors, the authors of...

Heart rate variability related to risk for incident diabetes

Altered heart rate variability (HRV), a study published online in Diabetes Care has suggested, may be related to risk for incident diabetes in young Asian adults. Young Lee, from...

Wits publishes first clinical data on COVID-19 in SA

The University of the Witwatersrand has published a special journal containing the first clinical data on COVID-19 published in South Africa. Compiled by the Editor-in-chief...

The most promising strategies for defeating coronavirus: A review study

In an unprecedented effort, hundreds of thousands of researchers and clinicians worldwide are locked in a race against time to develop cures, vaccines, and...

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...

OPINION: A call for strengthened private and public healthcare systems in...

Never let a good crisis go to waste. That's what we are seeing in a time of the coronavirus crisis. Governments the world over...

No evidence of ‘no PPE’ allegations: Kempton Park’s Arwyp

The management of Arwyp Medical Centre in Kempton Park have been reported to have found no evidence of any staff members having to work without protective...