British PM’s take on Omicron ‘alarmist’: SAMA chair

British prime minister Boris Johnston’s take on the Omicron variant is ‘alarmist’, SA Medical Association chair, Dr Angelique Coetzee, told British TV Sky News...

Risk of infection higher, hospitalisation lower for those vaccinated: Omicron insights...

The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination, it was confirmed in a Discovery-led media briefing today when releasing collaborative insights into the Omicron variant, provides 70% protection...

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Early hospital trends indicate that Covid-19’s 4th wave is less severe

Netcare CEO, Dr Richard Friedland says that after more than three weeks following the discovery of the new Omicron variant in South Africa, data across its...

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Driving Healthcare Professionals

There’s a new kid in town and he’s on a mission to ensure SA’s healthcare professionals (HCP) are looked after when selecting and purchasing...

Health DG reinstated after suspension over Digital Vibes scandal

Health Director-General, Dr Sandile Buthelezi has been reinstated in his post after he was placed on precautionary suspension in September pending an investigation into...

Reporting antivax doctor not an ethical issue

Reporting a doctor who is an antivaxxer to the HPCSA is not an issue if his or her reasons are not science based, Prof...

SAMA asks for specialised ‘Medical Courts’ to deal with medico-legal cases

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says specialised ‘Medical Courts’ – similar to Labour Courts – must be established to deal with medico-legal cases....

New variant not a ‘Doomsday scenario’, but vaccine inaccessibility still a...

Although likely to be more transmissible than the other variants, the new omnicron variant won’t have any impact on the COVID disease itself as...

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Covid-19 vaccine deliveries to SA delayed due to slow uptake

South Africa’s slowing Covid-19 vaccine rate driven by vaccine hesitancy has prompted government to ask Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer to delay the delivery...

Pple Healthcare: A reliable staffing partner for this Holiday Season*

 With Holiday Season approaching Healthcare Services in destination locations both in coastal and inland areas are faced with enormous pressure to maintain patient healthcare...

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...

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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...