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...

Prof Ken Boffard awarded Netcare’s highest honour

World-renowned South African trauma surgeon Prof Ken Boffard whose contributions to life-saving surgical practice and academia are acknowledged the world over, has been awarded Netcare’s highest honour,...

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

For some this is OK but for others, a problem…

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...

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...

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...

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

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

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

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...

Expert teams to assist provinces in managing medical negligence claims

The National Health Department (NDoH) says it will start deploying teams of experts to provincial Health Departments from next month to help address and manage skyrocketing...

Surgeon age doesn’t affect cataract surgery outcomes

Findings suggest surgeons staying up-to-date with technical innovations, older surgeons retiring at appropriate stages

Barnard-implanted artificial mitral valve still functioning perfectly 50 years’ on

Italian surgeons, while operating on a 60-year-old woman, have discovered a perfectly functioning  artificial mitral valve implanted by heart transplant pioneer, Prof Chris Barnard,...

Adcock reports 17% increase in trading profit

Local pharmaceutical company, Adcock Ingram Group has reported a 17% increase in trading profit for the six-month period ended 31 December 2018 despite a strictly price-regulated...

Bacterial pneumonia far more dangerous to heart than viral pneumonia

A study of nearly 5000 patients has found that patients with bacterial pneumonia had a 60% greater risk of a heart attack, stroke, or death than patients with viral pneumonia