KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

Link found between deep forehead wrinkles and higher risk for CVD...

Assessing brow wrinkles could be an easy, low-cost way to identify people in a high-risk category for CVD, according to research presented at the 2018 European Society for Cardiology Congress

CPD points now available on online medical CME platform

South African health professionals will now be able to earn their CPD points by watching medical lectures online. Medtalkz, SA’s new open access library of medical...

Retrenchment for employers: five critical need-to-knows

First of a series of labour-related articles for healthcare establishments and practices by Jacqui Reed, an attorney specialising in corporate employment law and immigration...

Transforming private practice in SA with a multidisciplinary healthcare model

In response to a worsening affordability crisis in medical aid in South Africa, a clinician-owned company in Alberton, Gauteng, has been transforming the way private medical...

No other country has anything like NHI planned for SA

Only real lesson to be learned from others is that ‘health reform takes a long time’

Netcare’s Richard Friedland sells R200 million worth of shares

The recent drop in Netcare’s share price following the release of weak interim results has forced CEO Richard Friedland to sell R200 million worth...

31 October- 3 November 2019: 14th PASCAR Congress in association with...

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Contact: Claire  011 325 0020 claire@eoafrica.co.za Website: www.saheart.org/congress 2019

SAHPRA warns about quinolone/fluoroquinolone antibiotics

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has issued new safety information on the use of the oral, injectable and inhalation quinolone/fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a...

Boehringer’s diabetes drug declared 2018’s Best International Product

Boehringer Ingelheim’s sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor, JardianceÒ (empagliflozin), has been announced winner of the 2018 Prix Galien International Award in the category “Best Pharmaceutical Product”. The Prix Galien...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

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Benefits of breakfast in weight loss don’t add up

A new meta-analysis showing no evidence that eating breakfast reduces daily caloric intake and weight gain is no worse among those who skip the...

Why SA’s health could crumble under pressure from NCDs

Researchers are warning that NCDs are becoming an increasing burden on the South African health system

We’re counting down the days to the HASA 2018 Conference!

Register now for this year’s HASA Conference that will take place from 1-3 October at The Forum in Bryanston, Johannesburg

World Endocrinology Congress in Cape Town puts spotlight on dramatic rise...

Endocrinologist, Dr Landi Lombard The concerning rise in endocrine disorders particularly diabetes and obesity, new developments and advances in the treatment and management of these conditions and...

Anabolic steroids use carries higher premature death risk in men

Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids such as testosterone may face higher risk of early death, more hospital admissions

Section 12J for HCP’s

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