Iron deficiency in middle age linked with higher risk of CVD

Approximately 10% of new coronary heart disease cases occurring within a decade of middle age could be avoided by preventing iron deficiency, suggests a...

GSK celebrates impact of healthcare partnerships for millions of South African...

Over 4.5 million South African children across Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Free State and Western Cape have benefited from a series of healthcare partnerships...

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Restrictions will make no difference to medical practice pressures: SAMA chair

The restrictions imposed in and the timing of the implementation of the Level Four lock-down measures once again reflect the fact that the authorities...

Reimbursement tool developed to meet COVID-19 health finance challenges

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), in collaboration with the Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC), has developed an alternative reimbursement model (ARM) tool for the healthcare sector...

Fewer GP visits during pandemic caused “notable” decrease in acute medicine...

Patients’ reluctance to visit GPs during the Covid-19 lockdown and the restriction on movement have resulted in a notable decrease in claims for acute...

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MedTech ‘not a commodity’, SAMED tells Parliament

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED) has expressed concern that the absence of alignment with the Constitution, the Public Procurement Bill and...

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How doctors can make their offices POPIA compliant

By BH Groenewald, Director: The Tax Shop  As a healthcare provider you collect and store medical records and patient data, on a daily basis but...

Interim findings of Sisonke study in HCWs published

Researchers involved in the Sisonke study during which than 480 000 South African healthcare workers were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine...

COVID-19 and Heart Disease key topic for Congress 2021

COVID-19 and Heart Disease will lead an array of pertinent topics for discussion at the SA Heart Virtual Congress 2021 from October 29 to...

Personal accident cover that pays out more than the claim*

Benefits for being covered under our JPF Personal Accident Cover is to ensure that you and your loved ones will be prepared for any...

New Covid crisis looming as Delta-variant spreads like wildfire in SA

The Covid-19 delta variant which has caused havoc in India is now dominating in South Africa and is responsible for the huge spike in...

Bigger waistlines raise risk of serious liver damage in people with...

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Cycling associated with reduced all-cause, CVD mortality in diabetes

Cycling has been shown to be associated with reduced all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in adults with diabetes, Danish researchers have reported in...

Salute to healthcare worker families

A tribute* from the Hospital Association of SA  (HASA): Every day, all around the country, families wave their loved ones goodbye as those heroes go...

Zweli Mkhize placed on special leave

Following widespread calls that Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize should step aside following allegations of his involvement in the Digital Vibes contract scandal, President...