Aspirin linked with increased risk of heart failure

 Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That’s...

Private hospitals on the road to recovery after devastating impact of...

Financial results released by both Netcare and Life Healthcare for the financial year ended 30 September have shown a significant improvement compared to last...

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Fatal heart attack or stroke could be first sign of CVD...

Death from a heart attack or stroke may be the first cardiovascular disease (CVD) event in some people who smoke cigarettes and CVD is the leading adverse health effect among...

VerpleegSTERRE van die Jaar aangewys

Die Solidariteit Verpleeggilde het Vrydagaand tydens ‘n glansgeleentheid erkenning gegee aan die verpleegberoep deur toekennings te oorhandig aan die Verpleegsters van die jaar. Die Verpleeggilde...

Proposals to curb escalating medico-legal claims released for comment

With medical negligence claims in both the private and public healthcare sector escalating to billions of rands in the past few years, the South...

Leadership award for Dr Strachan

Dr Simon Strachan, SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) CEO and Business for SA executive, is the recipient of the annual Discovery Leadership in Health Award 2021 Jointly selected...

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Managing healthcare delivery in future…

The growing trend of patients demanding better healthcare experiences, emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) being put to work, new healthcare models threatening...

Glitch delays rollout of Covid-19 booster shots for healthcare workers

Due to a technical glitch, the start of the Sisonke Booster Trial for healthcare workers (HCWs) has been delayed by a day. According to the Department...

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Pfizer jab’s effectiveness in protecting against Covid hospitalisations and deaths confirmed...

Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine reduced the risk of being hospitalised or dying from Covid-19 In South Africa by more than 90% compared...

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Stopping clawbacks from funders could be “catastrophic”

If the SA Society of Physiotherapy’s (SASP) should succeed in its court bid to declare unconstitutional Section 59(3) of the Medical Scheme Act (MSA)...

Facemask ventilation of surgery patients does not increase spread of COVID-19

New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) says that the use of facemask ventilation during routine surgery should not...

Aspen opens world-class anesthetics manufacturing hub in the Eastern Cape

Aspen has launched one of the world’s largest hubs for the manufacturing of general anaesthetic products at its manufacturing site in Gqeberha in the...

Third of leukaemia patients do not generate antibody response to two...

A third of patients with the most common type of leukaemia fail to generate any measurable antibody response following two doses of COVID-19 vaccination...