Protective gene variant against COVID-19 identified

An international metastudy led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet has identified a specific gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19 infection. The researchers managed...

Diabetes care guidelines updated

The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes clinical practice guideline has been updated for 2022 by the American Diabetes Association and published as a...

Historic first successful transplant of pig heart into human with terminal...

In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically modified pig heart and is still...

Big Pharma ‘unsung contributor’ to country’s prosperity

The year 2021 was a seminal year for the pharmaceutical industry. Its responses to one of the greatest challenges of our times, the COVID-19...

Easy vehicle procurement for HCP’s in 2022 with MediWheels

Welcome to MediWheels! Best wishes for a sterling 2022!It is with humbleness and gratitude that we launch MediWheels, our brand-new vehicle procurement platform dedicated...

Breakthrough infections plus vaccination generate ‘super immunity’ to COVID-19

Breakthrough infections greatly enhance immune response to variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a newly published study from Oregon Health &...

JnJ booster shown to be 85% effective against Covid-19 hospitalisation in...

 Preliminary results from the Phase 3b Sisonke study in South African healthcare workers show that a homologous booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson...

Intermittent fasting shows weight loss, cardiometabolic benefits

Intermittent fasting is associated with beneficial anthropometric and cardiometabolic outcomes, according to a review just published online in JAMA Network Open. Chanthawat Patikorn, Pharm.D., from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok,...

Wishes from MED BRIEF AFRICA

The Publishers, Editors and Executives of Med Brief Africa wish all Readers, Advertisers and Contributors a Joyous Festive Season and a Happy and Healthy...

Journal slams ‘incompetent’ Facebook fact-checking over vaccine article

Editors at The BMJ have released an urgent request to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and parent company Meta regarding a recent "fact-check" on the medical trade journal's...

COVID-19 vaccination more likely with provider recommendation

Adults who receive a provider recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination are more likely to have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine, research published...

MAC wants Covid-19 contact quarantining, tracing to be stopped

The Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid-19 has requested that the quarantining and tracing of contacts of patients with Covid-19 be discontinued with immediate effect as...

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British PM’s take on Omicron ‘alarmist’: SAMA chair

British prime minister Boris Johnston’s take on the Omicron variant is ‘alarmist’, SA Medical Association chair, Dr Angelique Coetzee, told British TV Sky News...

Risk of infection higher, hospitalisation lower for those vaccinated: Omicron insights...

The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination, it was confirmed in a Discovery-led media briefing today when releasing collaborative insights into the Omicron variant, provides 70% protection...

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Here are some the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Scientist adds words of caution on ‘weakening’ virus...

Early hospital trends indicate that Covid-19’s 4th wave is less severe

Netcare CEO, Dr Richard Friedland says that after more than three weeks following the discovery of the new Omicron variant in South Africa, data across its...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Omicron not a ‘Doomsday scenario’, but vaccine...