Technology and PPPs on pharma’s agenda

The same advances in technology and innovation that are driving a shift in the way we work, socialise and live are also driving a...

Doctors average 16 minutes on computer for every patient

For each patient they see, doctors spend about 16 minutes using electronic health records, a U.S. study1 finds. Researchers examined approximately 100 million patient encounters...

Championing digital healthcare in South Africa*

Mother-daughter team, Dr Maggie Mojapelo and Dr Malebo Mojapelo-Mokotedi, are active stewards of digital health solutions. They’re on a quest to use new, innovative...

Study shows health benefits of tea drinking

Drinking tea has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, as well a "longer and healthier life" in a study published last...

2020 – A healthcare upturn unlikely

2019 brought with it a host of healthcare policy decisions, which aimed to stabilise the South African healthcare sector, promoting sustainability. The Health Market...

Understanding medical malpractice in SA

The second edition of "Understanding Medical Malpractice in South Africa" has now been released as an updated follow-up to the first published in March...

Alcohol abstinence cuts arrhythmia recurrence in atrial fibrillation

In regular drinkers with atrial fibrillation, abstinence from alcohol reduces arrhythmia recurrences, a study published in last week’s issue of the New England Journal of...

Use of antipsychotic meds in hospitalised older adults ups risk for...

Delirium affects 15 to 26% of hospitalised older adults and can be particularly problematic because those experiencing the condition may interfere with medical care...

New research may increase number of available hearts for transplant

A new study provides hope that the number of children dying on the transplantation list while waiting for a new heart could potentially be...

Payment-in-kind ruling hailed as groundbreaking for future medical negligence cases

The recent ruling by the High Court in Johannesburg that the future medical needs of victims of medical negligence can be covered by payment...

Hospital Association of SA (HASA) Conference

14-16 September

Vaping-associated lung injury riskier for older patients

Patients who were rehospitalized or who died after being treated for EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use–associated lung injury) were more likely to have...

Healthcare must proceed with caution in adopting AI

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform and disrupt healthcare. However, the industry must beware of unintended consequences and not give in to marketing...

Type 2 diabetes more common in patients with psoriasis

Rates of type 2 diabetes may be higher among patients with psoriasis, the authors of a study published online last week in the Journal of...

High-dose vitamin D shows no benefit in critically ill

Critically ill patients who are vitamin D deficient do not seem to gain any benefit from the administration of high-dose vitamin D in the intensive care...

Adding exercise advice to food labels could help with obesity issues

Labelling food and drinks with how much walking or running is needed to burn them off could help tackle the obesity crisis, researchers say. While...

Early-onset CVD rate up for children of diabetic mothers

A study just published online in the BMJ has found that children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early-onset cardiovascular disease (CVD). Yongfu Yu, Ph.D., from...