Causal effect shown for diastolic blood pressure on neuroticism

Diastolic blood pressure has a causal effect on neuroticism but not on other psychological states of anxiety, depressive symptoms, or subjective well-being, researchers have...

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National Health Department curbs Minister’s powers in NHI

 Photo: Dr Nicholas Crisp, Deputy Director General: National Health InsuranceWhen universal health care kicks in, illegal foreigners in South Africa will be limited to only...

NHI Bill – Delay thwarts attempts to push it through National...

Government’s plans to have the National Health Insurance Bill adopted by the National Assembly before Parliament goes on recess next week and the all-important...

Mindset shift can save SA and strengthen healthcare system

Photo: Dr Imtiaz Sooliman By Chris Bateman Partnering with the corporate sector, a cash-strapped government could get huge ‘bang for healthcare buck’ by funding 500 more...

The Vula App – a massive force to improve patient access...

Photo: Vula designer, ophthalmologist Dr Will MaphamDesigned to provide the best possible patient access to scarce specialist healthcare, the Vula phone app started out...

40th biennial SASOG Conference kicks off on high note

The 40th biennial conference of the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG) officially opened at the Cape Town ICC this morning with...

CMS finalises FWA Tribunal rules, industry Codes of Good Practice

The successful conclusion of the second output of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)-initiated Fraud Waste and Abuse (FWA) Programme was finally reached last...

Morning exercise shown to lower CVD risk

Physical activity in the morning has been shown by Dutch researchers to be associated with lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), irrespective of...

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First drug to delay onset of type 1 diabetes approved

The first drug that could delay the development of stage 3 type 1 diabetes in adults and children 8 years and older who currently...

Persistent asthma linked to increased build-up of plaque in arteries leading...

Adults with persistent asthma may be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke because of excess plaque build-up in the carotid arteries, according...

Shingles associated with increased risk for stroke, heart attack

 A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has demonstrated that herpes zoster (shingles), is associated with an almost 30% higher long-term risk...

Significant improvement in Netcare’s financial performance despite worsening economy

Photo: The new 427-bed Netcare Alberton Hospital Netcare, delivered an improved financial performance for the 12 months ended 30 September with profit for the year...

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Practitioners under pressure to go digital: Bhengu

Data for value based health care, for coding system maintenance, profiling, and not least malpractice litigation and fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) prevention and...

SARS-CoV-2 reinfection increases mortality, hospitalization risk

In a study report released this week, reinfection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been associated with increased risks for death,...

HealthONE ensures optimised data security for doctors and patients

Stay POPIA compliant and keep your patients’ data safe and secure with HealthONE and the latest in Altron HealthTech’s data encryption solutions. Altron HealthTech’s EHR...