Cognitive impairment after ICU linked to long-lasting inflammation

People who have been treated in intensive care commonly suffer from residual cognitive impairment, but the reason for this is unknown. Researchers at Karolinska...

Lessons from “Hidden Faces of Diabetes” Summit*

 Pfizer South Africa held its 6th annual Hidden Faces of Diabetes Summit on the 27th July 2019 at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg. The...

SA facing a nephrology crisis study shows

A study conducted by the University of Stellenbosch and published in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed that the number of nephrologists in South...

President pleads with South Africans to rally behind NHI

As the countrywide public hearings on the National Insurance Bill wrapped up this week with meetings in Gauteng, President Cyril Ramaphosa has dedicated his...

CMS scrapping decisions amounted to ‘unlawful fettering of its powers’

Shortly before the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) CEO and Registrar, Dr Sipho Kabane, issued a media release midday Friday announcing that two stakeholder-based...

Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot

Using a robot to treat brain aneurysms is feasible and could allow for improved precision when placing stents, coils and other devices, according to late breaking...

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Orthostatic hypotension during BP treatment not tied to CVD events

Orthostatic hypotension (OH) during hypertension treatment not being associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease events has been clarified in a study published...

Medical schemes in all out fight to challenge CMS over scrapping...

The Council of Medical Schemes’ decision to scrap low-cost benefit options by March next year has been challenged by both the Board of Healthcare...

GI bleeding on oral anticoagulants potential cancer ‘red flag’

Bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract should not be seen as simply a manageable adverse effect of oral anticoagulation (OAC) for atrial fibrillation (AF). Rather,...

GI bleeding on oral anticoagulants potential cancer ‘red flag’

Bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract should not be seen as simply a manageable adverse effect of oral anticoagulation (OAC) for atrial fibrillation (AF). Rather,...

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Blood sampling robot becoming a reality

In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike. A research team of the Rutgers University in New Jersey, US...

Writing a sick note: What is required

The sick note submitted this week by former president Jacob Zuma’s legal team to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg,  again raised questions on what...

Healthy habits recede after starting statins, antihypertensives

Although a heart-healthy lifestyle is potent medicine in the management of cardiovascular risk, a large Finnish study finds that many — but not all —...