Periodontitis linked with new onset heart disease

Gum disease is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease: the more severe the periodontitis, the higher the risk. The findings will be...

Doctors strongly advised to stick to evidence-based medicine, regardless…

The fact that the authors of a systematic review, “Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID‐19”1 - published by the prestigious Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at the...

UCT study highlights the huge toll of postoperative deaths in Africa

Surgical patients in Africa are twice as likely to die in hospital following surgery when compared to the global average. This is due to...

Certificate of Need, schemes’ ‘new normal’ top agenda

Topical concerns for medical schemes and practitioners, namely budgeting for COVID, the pandemic progression and the Certificate of Need respectively, will be addressed in...

Outcomes measurement system vital to improve patient care in SA

Despite there being a general agreement in the South African healthcare sector that the establishment of an outcomes measurement and reporting (OMR) system is...

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Doctors to formally object to Pharmacy Act antiretroviral therapy OTC amendments

A system where pharmacists are allowed to initiate and administer anti-retroviral therapy – Schedule 4 medication – to patients over the counter oversimplifies comprehensive HIV management...

Convalescent plasma for COVID-19 outpatients: no significant benefit surprises researchers

The final results of the Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in Outpatients (C3PO) demonstrate that COVID-19 convalescent plasma did not prevent disease progression...

Karim, Madhi head this weekend’s SAMA Conference programme

Leading scientists, Prof Salim Abdool Karim and Prof Shabir Madhi, will be heading the SA Medical Association (SAMA) Virtual Conference* programme to be presented...

Surgeons distance themselves from vaccine misinformation

The Federation of South African Surgeons (FoSAS) have distance itself from healthcare professionals and organisations that spread unfounded opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine that...

The importance of outcome measuring and reporting to curb SA’s spiraling...

 From 4 to 5 September, the first Southern African conference on the importance of outcome measuring and reporting (OMR) will be held virtually. Aimed...

New COVID-19 variants may prolong the duration of the pandemic

New variants of SARS-CoV-2 have the potential to influence the size and duration of waves of infection and may prolong the duration of COVID-19’s stay with...

SAMA issues stern warning to docs spreading misinformation on Covid vaccine

SAMA has warned healthcare professionals who spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine that it is illegal and unethical and could lead to a conviction...

Establishing an outcomes measurement and reporting system is key to improving...

From 4 to 5 September the first Southern African conference on the importance of outcome measuring and reporting (OMR) will be held virtually. Aimed...

Features of vaccine-induced thrombotic syndrome studied

Mortality seen in association with vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (VITT) after the first dose of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine (Oxford-AstraZeneca) was increased for...

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SAMA comments on allegations of maladministration against HPCSA President

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it is aware of allegations of maladministration and financial irregularities involving the President of the Health Professions...

COVID pandemic is delaying the implementation of the NHI

 The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the implementation of the National Health Insurance bill, and it will undoubtedly continue to do so, says Phumelele Makatini,...