COVID-19 prominent on SA Heart Congress agenda

This year’s SA Heart Congress (#SAHeartCongress) will be held on a virtual stage enabling some of the best international and local speakers to share their dynamic experiences...

Certificate of Need regulations: ‘withdraw, consult, redraft!’

The controversial Certificate of Need (CoN) draft regulations bear little relation to the empowering sections in their origin, the National Health Act of 2003,...

Doctors strongly advised to stick to evidence-based medicine, regardless…

The fact that the authors of a systematic review, “Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID‐19”1 - published by the prestigious Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at the...

Certificate of Need, schemes’ ‘new normal’ top agenda

Topical concerns for medical schemes and practitioners, namely budgeting for COVID, the pandemic progression and the Certificate of Need respectively, will be addressed in...

Karim, Madhi head this weekend’s SAMA Conference programme

Leading scientists, Prof Salim Abdool Karim and Prof Shabir Madhi, will be heading the SA Medical Association (SAMA) Virtual Conference* programme to be presented...

Deputy-Minister Joe Phaahla succeeds Zweli Mkhize

Dr Mathume Joseph “Joe”  Phaahla (64), announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new Minister of Health to succeed Dr Zweli Mkhize in the presidential cabinet reshuffle...

SAMA raises alarm about Certificate of Need regulations

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it has noted the publishing of the contentious “Certificate of Need for Health Establishments and Health Agencies”...

Council recommends 4,2% limit to 2022 scheme increases

Medical schemes that burden members with steep contribution increases that are unsustainable “are ill-suited to the conditions of a post-COVID economy”, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)...

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Telemedicine should add new dimension to diabetes management in SA: report

Telemedicine, digitalisation and technology as a whole have huge potential to improve the care of people living with diabetes. “The first steps to utilising telemedicine in the...

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Warning issued on looted medications

Medical professionals have been requested to remind their patients to only buy or receive medication from registered medical professionals, accredited pharmacies or medical facilities,...

Cycling associated with reduced all-cause, CVD mortality in diabetes

Cycling has been shown to be associated with reduced all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in adults with diabetes, Danish researchers have reported in...

Ultra-processed food IBD risk warning

A higher intake of ultra-processed food, Canadian researchers have shown, is associated with an increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In their prospective cohort study published online...

Study confirms alcohol consumption cancer risk

The authors of a study published online in The Lancet Oncology have reported that an estimated 741,300 or 4.1 percent of all new cancer cases...

Diet can cause 84% drop in troublesome menopausal symptoms, study shows

A new study, published by the North American Menopause Society in the journal Menopause, found a plant-based diet rich in soy reduces moderate-to-severe hot flashes by...

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Disband MAC for transparent, independent body ‘not reporting to politicians’: Dasoo

A call has been made for the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) to be disbanded and reconvened as an independent body operating transparently and...