Physical activity in evening does not cause sleep problems

Even among sleep researchers, it is a widely held belief that sleep quality can be improved by avoiding exercise in the evening. However, as...

Comprehensive range of CPD courses announced

The DUX Academy of Healthcare (DUXAH), as part of its Professional Development Programme, has given notice once again of a comprehensive range of CPD...

Medical Device Code: reconciling healthcare and business ethics

The introduction of the Medical Device Code of Ethical Marketing and Business Practice entailed major changes in the way medtech companies contribute to the continuing education...

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

HMI seminars on market concentration and supply-induced demand

The Health Market Inquiry has invited stakeholders in the private healthcare sector to attend three seminars in February next year related to its preliminary findings and...

SAMA welcomes DoH’s appointment of 5300 healthcare workers

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has welcomed Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s announcement on behalf of the National Health Council on a stimulus package of health...

Aggressive BP treatment ‘could do more harm than good’ for stroke...

Study finding presents clinical dilemma in terms of best practices

HIT-related stress linked to burnout among physicians

Stress related to use of health information technology (HIT) is common and predictive of burnout among physicians, according to a study published online in the Journal of...

To-thirds of people with excess belly fat at high risk of...

Nearly two-thirds of people at high risk of heart disease and stroke have excess belly fat, according to results of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)...

Increasing statins dose and patient adherence could save thousands of lives

Thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins and taking the drugs as advised by...

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...

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...

Many patients withhold information from clinicians

Reasons for nondisclosure include not wanting to be judged or lectured, being embarrassed

DOAC shows benefit for cancer patients at high-risk of VTE

The direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC), rivaroxaban can prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients at increased risk, according to a study presented at the annual meeting...

Liraglutide linked to lower risk of cardiovascular events

Real world data from a large Nordic study shows that use of liraglutide, a drug for type 2 diabetes, is associated with a lower risk...

A third of hospitalised adolescents with life-threatening anorexia are not thin

  Health workers are being urged to closely monitor adolescents losing weight after a study of patients with anorexia nervosa found 31% had all the cognitive features...

Unpleasant surprises with drug for blood pressure and PTSD

Overall, studies to date provide a ‘confusing, mixed picture of the clinical and physiologic effects of prazosin’ in PTSD

Release of HMI Final Report delayed to March next year

The Health Market Inquiry’s (HMI) final report and recommendations on the private healthcare sector has been delayed to 31 March next year. Confirming the postponement of...