Minister Mkhize under no illusions about tasks ahead

Indirect references to recently well-publicised events such as the Mamelodi Hospital incident and the Alexander shut-down in one of his first, if not first public appearance...

Telehealth can reduce costs and help improve access to care –...

Third-party apps, new mobile technology, and government policies are poised to drastically expand telehealth access in the coming years. That’s good news: Research shows...

Gift of Givers’ Sooliman included in BHF speaker line-up

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that Dr Imtaz Ismail Sooliman, chairman and founder of the...

Exercise effects may differ in morning, evening

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen—in collaboration with colleagues from University of California, Irvine—have learned that the effect of exercise may differ depending on...

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Low cost products, regulatory changes: medical scheme challenges in focus at...

A seminar focusing on a comparison between medical schemes and health insurance primary care plus policies as well as the impact the Conduct of...

Mortality may increase as red meat consumptions rises

Results of a study just published online in the BMJ have confirmed that increased red meat intake, especially processed red meat, is tied to...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding complex medical issues....

Euphoria helps medical businesses save more than 50%

The cloud has brought about massive cost savings and increased profits for many businesses, including in the medical sector. Euphoria Telecom’s intelligent cloud-based call...

Iron may not improve fertility

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that there is no consistent association between consuming iron and...

Fat warning on advanced, fatal prostate cancer

The authors of a study published online this week in Cancer have warned that specific fat deposits, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference are...

Job demands, burnout tied to weight gain

Employees with heavier workloads or who are burned out are more likely to emotionally eat and exercise less, a study just published online in...

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Dietary supplements linked with severe health events in children, young adults

Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and...

Retrenchment for employers: five critical need-to-knows

First of a series of labour-related articles for healthcare establishments and practices by Jacqui Reed, an attorney specialising in corporate employment law and immigration...

Drug research student selected for prestigious future global leaders initiative

Dickson Mambwe, a University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD student working in the field of drug discovery, has been selected for the 2019 CAS...

VUCA! Addressing leadership challenges in a disruptive environment

Daily challenges in the work environment, particularly those well-publicised personnel, performance and structural issues faced in the country’s healthcare establishments, are not likely to be addressed effectively...