KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

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...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

BHF Conference 2019: key speakers announced

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that no less than six visiting authorities will be featured...

Benefits of breakfast in weight loss don’t add up

A new meta-analysis showing no evidence that eating breakfast reduces daily caloric intake and weight gain is no worse among those who skip the...

Benefit of salt restriction in heart failure uncertain

Review finds no clear evidence that a low-salt diet will minimize complications or improve outcomes

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A third of hospitalised adolescents with life-threatening anorexia are not thin

  Health workers are being urged to closely monitor adolescents losing weight after a study of patients with anorexia nervosa found 31% had all the cognitive features...

Health professional numbers in SA up by more than 50% –...

But distribution of healthcare providers remains disproportionate in terms of geographical location and population needs

Insurance company, co-operative bank join forces to fill private practice security...

Well-known global professional services organisation, Aon, and Medicoop, a co-operative bank dedicated to the exclusive needs of healthcare professionals, have entered into an agreement to jointly...

Overweight mother’s breast milk possible child obesity risk factor

In new research just published online in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it has been suggested that the composition of breast milk in normal...

New Cipla Sponsored movie on depression, OCD and anxiety released

A new SA feature shines light on Depression.

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

Midlife diet not associated with dementia risk

The authors of a study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association have given the assurance that diet quality in midlife is...

New EASD-ADA consensus guidelines on managing hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes...

New recommendations include specific drug classes for some patients and enhancing medication adherence

Low carb diets unsafe and should be avoided, large study finds

Low carbohydrate diets are unsafe and should be avoided, according to a large study presented at the European Society for Cardiology (ESC) held in Munich

Medical graduates fail competency test

Registrar of the Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA), Cornelius Weyulu, this week confirmed that of the 99 graduates who underwent the evaluation in...