SAMA Board withdraws Practice Cost Study results

The SAMA Board has decided to withdraw the results of the 2017/2018 Practice Cost Study conducted last year among GPs and specialists. According to SAMA Chair,...

New HPCSA Registrar: Ready for the challenges ahead

 The past few years have seen the HPCSA staggering under a plethora of claims relating to maladministration, dysfunction, corruption, a lack of communication, registration hiccups and...

Review finds antibiotic development increased, but insufficient

While the pipeline of new antibiotics has improved over the past six years, momentum in the development of new infection-fighting agents remains inadequate and could take...

Make health system, not health politics, a priority in tonight’s SONA

While President Cyril Ramaphosa identifying health as a focus area for his administration is to be welcomed, focusing on health does not mean passing an NHI...

New microchip antibiotic testing platform determines right medication in just 6-7...

Mechanical engineers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a microchip antibiotic testing platform that takes only six to seven hours to...

Balloon-guided catheters provide better blood flow following stroke interventions

Patients who have experienced a stroke as a result of blockages of the arteries in the brain have better outcomes with the use of balloon-guided catheter...

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Quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics: More warnings sounded

As lawyers in the US move forward with lawsuits against some manufacturers of quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a worldwide increase in the number of patients...

26-28 August: Hospital Association of SA (HASA)

Venue: Cape Town ICC Contact: Candice Christians, Candice@incoso.co.za,  083 292 3006 Website: https://www.conferencehasa.co.za/

UCT partnership develops remote medication administering tool

Biomedical engineers from the University of Cape Town and the Osmania University in India, have put their heads together to develop a tool for clinicians to...

Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health

A new study about the side effects of antibiotic treatment reveals that it may dysregulate postpubertal skeletal development by interfering with gut bacteria. Researchers from...

Expert teams to assist provinces in managing medical negligence claims

The National Health Department (NDoH) says it will start deploying teams of experts to provincial Health Departments from next month to help address and manage skyrocketing...

‘Druggable target’ found for treating Alzheimer’s disease

The accumulation of amyloid beta (Aβ) plaques and tangles of the protein tau in the brain are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Much effort...

Opioid injecting linked to substantial rise in bacterial heart infections

A study of people who inject drugs has found a significant increase in the risk of infective endocarditis, possibly due to increasing use of...

Negligence claims against state soar to R80.4 bn

Medical negligence claims against the state have tripled in the past year with the total value now exceeding R80 billion according to data obtained by Business...

Netcare starts with hospital staff retrenchment process

Netcare has confirmed that the company has issued a Section 189 notice relating to the possible retrenchment of staff members and that it will be embarking...

First rapid antibiotic resistance testing and analysis multidimensional system developed

Researchers have invented the world's first multidimensional antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) system. The new technology can provide information about drug resistant pathogens present in patients, enabling doctors...

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