SAPPF concerned about ‘unilateral’ Fraud Charter

 The SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given notice that it is still considering whether to support the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Charter (FWA...

BETADINE® Voted ‘Product of the Year’ in Healthcare & Feminine Care...

The BETADINE® Antiseptic and Daily Intimate Care ranges have both been voted ‘Product of the Year 2019’ in the South African Consumer Survey of Product Innovation, following a survey of 4,000 South African households by Nielsen.

Inactive ingredients in meds may cause allergic reactions

A new study has found that the vast majority of the most frequently prescribed medications. contain at least one ingredient capable of causing allergic or gastrointestinal...

More evidence that physician burnout is rising, particularly among young doctors

A study based on surveys of physicians in a large academic medical practice in the US has shown that burnout among doctors is on the...

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SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

Limpopo tops Discovery’s fraud list

Discovery Health’s efforts to curb fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) in the healthcare system resulted in a substantial R555m recovered on behalf of client...

Nominations called for 5th Annual Titanium Awards

All individuals, healthcare professionals and organisations in the public and private sectors “driving change by creating affordable, accessible and sustainable healthcare throughout the Southern...

Fear, regulation limitations still a major obstacle to implementing “game-changing “healthcare...

While technological advances in healthcare have the potential to become a massive gamechanger in the way healthcare service are delivered, healthcare professionals’ fear that it could...

Public health medico-legal claims will render NHI ‘stillborn’ – medico-legal expert

Even if there are funds to implement National Health Insurance (NHI) as envisaged, Donald Dinnie, well-known medico-legal practitioner, has predicted that the scheme will be “stillborn” due...

Hospital cleaning trial cuts infections

A major trial of a bundle of hospital cleaning practices in 11 Australian hospitals has made significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections and demonstrated cost-benefits. The...

Some personal care products causing dermatitis may be unexpected

A specialist in contact dermatitis provided a primer on identifying the most likely causes of allergic rashes in soaps, shampoos, and sunscreens at the...

Life-saving antibiotic receives new use guidelines from researchers around world

First international consensus reached to create guidelines on polymyxins, a last-resort antibiotic for deadly bacteria

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OPINION: Costing NHI: Time to get our heads out of the...

A recent article in the Sunday Times “Better not to know total NHI cost” is reflection of the Minister of Health being totally disingenuous and denialist...

Platelet rich plasma treats androgenic alopecia in women

Injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP) into the scalp are effective for the treatment of androgenic alopecia in women, but no more so than...

Beating burnout: A daunting but achievable feat

Healthcare professionals need to acknowledge that the stresses they work under and the toxic environment they work in predispose them to burnout and depression. It is...