Social media and doctors: Arm yourself, don’t harm yourself

Photo: Dr Brenda Khubeka, Managing Director of Health IQ Consulting Social media present huge opportunities to healthcare professionals to educate, share information, interact with their...

The medico-legal pitfalls of lab results – top pathologist

Photo: Dr Izak Loftus, a forensic pathologist for Pathcare With pathology tests involved in 70% of medical treatment decisions, avoiding legal pitfalls such as confidentiality,...

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Medical scheme claims soaring after lockdown-related hiatus

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) says the massive decline in the industry’s net surplus from almost R20 billion in 2020 to R820 million...

Intensive BP control benefits do not persist

The beneficial effect of intensive blood pressure (BP) treatment on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality does not persist.In their study published online in JAMA Cardiology, Byron...

Over 250 health journals warn world leaders about severity of climate...

Over 250 health journals across the world have come together to simultaneously publish an editorial urging world leaders to deliver climate justice for Africa ahead of...

Ethics and ‘bottom line’ in business of medical practice

Medical practitioners are expected to have a thorough understanding of the ethical guidelines provided by the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) particularly in...

Calls mounting for diabetes insipidus name change to protect patients

A position statement issued by a global, cross-organisational Working Group for Renaming Diabetes Insipidus, including the Society for Endocrinology, was co-published in multiple journals in the...

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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

COVID-19 drug Paxlovid may interact with common CV medications

Cardiovascular disease patients with symptomatic COVID-19 are often treated with nirmatrelvir-ritonavir (Paxlovid) to prevent progression to severe disease; however, it can interact with some...

The Importance of professional indemnity insurance and keeping cover current*

Making a mistake or being accused of being negligent in the execution of their professional duties is something that all professionals fear. It is...

Medical scheme financial soundness: Lessons to learn from Health Squared

Photo: Lerato Mosiah, HFA CEO Although the failure of medical schemes is a rare occurrence, the Health Squared scenario highlights the importance of medical scheme...

Empowering doctors to deliver quality, connected healthcare, wherever they are*

It has become a necessity for medical professionals to move from paper to digital without changing their practice’s integrity, or the way they work.   Altron...

Tobacco harm reduction; start with the most vulnerable – experts

Picture: Prof Solly Rataemane, South African psychiatrist and mental health advisor to the Minister of Health, who was one of the speakers at the Scientific Summit...

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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Rapid rise in NCDs in SA calls for urgent interventions: SAMRC...

South Africa’s burden of non-communicable diseases is increasing rapidly and has reached an all-time high, suggesting that they are likely to overtake unsafe sex...

Anti-tobacco ‘moralists’ ignore science – harm reduction experts

Photo: Prof David Sweanor  By Chris Bateman, who attended the Fifth Scientific Summit on Tobacco Harm Reduction, Novel Products, Research and Policy in Athens.  One of...

Severe preeclampsia treated safely with nifedipine during labour and delivery

Women with severe preeclampsia during pregnancy may be treated with extended-release nifedipine daily during the labour and delivery process, according to new research published...