Africa Health moved from May to October

After consultation with partners from around the world, the organisers of the annual Africa Health Exposition and Conference have decided to postpone this year’s...

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Virus has natural origin, not ‘genetic engineering’

The analysis of public genome sequence data from SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses found no evidence that the virus was made in a laboratory or...

Notification obligations under a medical malpractice insurance policy

Medical malpractice insurance is a practical necessity in the current litigious environment, as an unfavourable judgment can lead to severe financial and reputation consequences. Some of the most serious...

Shock expressed at ‘massive’ HPCSA annual fees increase

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has expressed shock at the 21% increase in the annual Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) 2020 registration...

Travel history should become routine to slow pandemics’ spread

Integrating travel history information into routine medical assessments could help stem the rapidly widening COVID-19 epidemic, as well as future pandemics, infectious disease specialists...

More dying from resistant infections than previously thought

In a new report, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) said antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections in the United...

SA doctors want more guidance on record-keeping

Diane Baylis, clinical risk educator for Risk Prevention at MPS, reports on a recent study into record-keeping habits by doctors in South Africa Doctors understand...

Daily emollient in infancy does not foil eczema in children at...

Daily emollient during the first year of life does not prevent eczema in high-risk children, researchers have reported online in The Lancet. Joanne R. Chalmers, Ph.D.,...

President pleads with South Africans to rally behind NHI

As the countrywide public hearings on the National Insurance Bill wrapped up this week with meetings in Gauteng, President Cyril Ramaphosa has dedicated his...

CMS scrapping decisions amounted to ‘unlawful fettering of its powers’

Shortly before the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) CEO and Registrar, Dr Sipho Kabane, issued a media release midday Friday announcing that two stakeholder-based...

AI finds antibiotic to treat drug-resistant diseases

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a new antibiotic that kills treatment-resistant diseases, using artificial intelligence. In laboratory tests, the...

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Medical schemes in all out fight to challenge CMS over scrapping...

The Council of Medical Schemes’ decision to scrap low-cost benefit options by March next year has been challenged by both the Board of Healthcare...

Many dermatologists unprepared for manmade, natural disasters

A study published in the February issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology has shown that many dermatologists are not adequately prepared to deal...

12J Investments Makes Tax Sense

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Writing a sick note: What is required

The sick note submitted this week by former president Jacob Zuma’s legal team to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg,  again raised questions on what...