Low cost products, regulatory changes: medical scheme challenges in focus at...

A seminar focusing on a comparison between medical schemes and health insurance primary care plus policies as well as the impact the Conduct of...

SGLT2 inhibitor/exenatide combination may improve renal, mortality outcomes

Combination treatment of a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor with exenatide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, may protect renal function and reduce all-cause...

Mortality may increase as red meat consumptions rises

Results of a study just published online in the BMJ have confirmed that increased red meat intake, especially processed red meat, is tied to...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Fat warning on advanced, fatal prostate cancer

The authors of a study published online this week in Cancer have warned that specific fat deposits, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference are...

Health Federation of SA to assist with NHI implementation

The Interim Chair of the soon-to-be-launched Health Federation of South Africa (HFSA), Prof Morgan Chetty has invited all stakeholders in the public and private...

Top legal team to head CMS investigation into alleged unethical behaviour...

Some of the country’s top legal minds have been appointed to lead the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) high-level investigation into allegations of racial profiling against...

People with untreated “White Coat Hypertension” twice as likely to die...

White coat hypertension was originally attributed to the anxiety patients might experience during medical appointments. However, over the years, research has suggested the elevated...

Asymptomatic MI raises cerebral infarction risk

A new study published in JAMA Neurology reveals that asymptomatic (silent) heart attacks are associated with double the risk of cardiac embolism and stroke...

Afriforum condemns new Health Minister’s stance on NHI

Lobby group, AfriForum has condemned the announcement by new Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, that the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan must be implemented...

Top Cape scientist to bolster TB research with R1,5m award funds

Prof Valerie Mizrahi, who is the recipient of the prestigious R1,5m Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award for 2018 for her research into tuberculosis (TB), plans...

Aaron Motsoaledi “overstayed” his welcome as health minister: TAC

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Gauteng has welcomed the appointment of Dr Zweli Mkhize as the National Minister of Health and Dr Bandile...

Opioid epidemic increases number of organs available for transplant

The confluence of two major health crises—the opioid epidemic and organ shortage—has moved surgeons to consider transplanting organs deemed as less than “perfect” in...

Beta-blockers may moderate impact of stress on atrial fibrillation

β-blockers can attenuate the impact of anger or stress on atrial fibrillation (AF), a study published online in HeartRhythm has suggested Rachel Lampert, M.D., from the...

SAPPF AGM reminder

The 10th Annual General Meeting of the SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) will take place on Saturday, 29 June,  at the Inter-Continental Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport,...

Retrenchment for employers: five critical need-to-knows

First of a series of labour-related articles for healthcare establishments and practices by Jacqui Reed, an attorney specialising in corporate employment law and immigration...