Sleep quantity, quality worse in hospital than at home

Hospitalized patients reported 83 fewer minutes of sleep at night compared with their sleep at home - earlier final awakening in the morning accounted...

Paediatric sepsis care within an hour significantly decreases mortality, largest analysis...

More than one in 10 children hospitalised with sepsis die, but when a series of clinical treatments and tests is completed within an hour of its...

Women under-treated for heart attacks die at twice the rate of...

Cardiac specialists say they are alarmed by new research findings showing that women admitted to 41 Australian hospitals with serious heart attacks were half as likely as...

Antibiotic resistance in H. pylori a cause for global concern

Resistance of H pylori to antibiotics has reached alarming levels worldwide, according to the findings of a new meta-analysis

Artificial Intelligence solving Africa’s healthcare challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) could revolutionise healthcare supply chains in Africa

Family Medicine and the “Circle of Life”

21st Annual National Family Practitioners Congress to address topics that cover the whole circle of life

HASA 2018: “Thinking Forward – Collaborate. Enhance. Evolve”

This year’s HASA conference will take lace from 1-3 October at The Campus in Bryanston, Johannesburg under the theme: “Thinking Forward - Collaborate. Enhance. Evolve”

New stroke imaging technology could reduce potential for brain damage

New stroke imaging technology could decrease delays in care by up to 60 minutes, giving patients a better chance at making a full recovery.

Results of SAMA’s Practice Cost Studies to be released soon

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it hopes to make the results of the Practice Cost Study (PCS) surveys conducted since August last year available...

Opinion: Fix cost and quality of healthcare: Motsoaledi

This opinion piece by Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi was originally published in City Press

Epinephrine ups survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Epinephrine use results in improved 30-day survival versus placebo in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. Gavin...

More focus needed on improving palliative care in SA

The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) has called on government to accelerate efforts to provide quality care to South Africans living with serious...

House calls post-hospitalisation improve care after discharge

When resident physicians visit the homes of their former hospital patients they are better able to assess patient needs and understand the important role that community...

Bleeding risk higher with oral anticoagulants than warfarin in CKD

Caution advised in prescribing direct oral anticoagulants for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease

Poor quality health services hindering implementation of UHC

Inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack training prevail in countries of all income...

Nursing notes can help indicate whether ICU patients will survive

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that sentiments in the nursing notes of health care providers are good indicators of whether intensive...

Sodium bicarbonate for severe acidemia beneficial in AKI

Sodium bicarbonate infusion was associated with a significantly less need for renal replacement therapy during the ICU stay

Precursors to first definitive signs of multiple sclerosis

Study is largest-ever effort to identify symptoms that appear before MS diagnosis