Shielding medical practices against cyber-attacks

Last year South Africa experienced a surge in cyber-attacks. Credit bureau Experian grabbed headlines with its massive data breach which exposed the personal details...

Restrictions will make no difference to medical practice pressures: SAMA chair

The restrictions imposed in and the timing of the implementation of the Level Four lock-down measures once again reflect the fact that the authorities...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week: Studies, personal experience prove ‘ivermectin makes no...

Salute to healthcare worker families

A tribute* from the Hospital Association of SA  (HASA): Every day, all around the country, families wave their loved ones goodbye as those heroes go...

COVID-19 and Heart Disease key topic for Congress 2021

COVID-19 and Heart Disease will lead an array of pertinent topics for discussion at the SA Heart Virtual Congress 2021 from October 29 to...

Doctors rarely talk about bariatric surgery with obese patients

Clinicians rarely discuss bariatric surgery with obese patients, the authors of a study published online in Obesity, have revealed. Lee-Shing Chang, M.D., from Brigham and Women's...

Obesity-related outcomes rising for metabolically healthy obese

"Metabolically healthy obesity" (MHO) is associated with an increased risk for obesity-related outcomes, including incident diabetes, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), and heart failure compared...

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Reimbursement tool developed to meet COVID-19 health finance challenges

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), in collaboration with the Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC), has developed an alternative reimbursement model (ARM) tool for the healthcare sector...

Zweli Mkhize placed on special leave

Following widespread calls that Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize should step aside following allegations of his involvement in the Digital Vibes contract scandal, President...

GSK celebrates impact of healthcare partnerships for millions of South African...

Over 4.5 million South African children across Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Free State and Western Cape have benefited from a series of healthcare partnerships...

Diabetes remission diet also lowers BP and reduces need for medication

New research has shown that if people achieve and maintain substantial weight loss to manage their type 2 diabetes, many can also effectively control their...

Arwyp latest facility to be COHSASA accredited

Arwyp Medical Centre in Kempton Park (above) and Lady Pohamba Private Hospital in Namibia are the latest healthcare facilities to be accredited by the Council...

COVID exposure: still co-operation issues when benefits are obvious

As it is now widely understood that medical schemes saw significant reductions in claims expenditure in 2020 - despite the impact of COVID-related claims – can...

Africa Telehealth Conference 2021

SAVE THE DATE: Join the virtual Africa Telehealth Conference happening from 8-9 June 2021. The conference aims to support Telehealth development in Africa that...

Digital Medical Marketing Masterclass 2, virtual conference to go ahead 19th...

The annual Medical Marketing Masterclass, focussing on reaching healthcare practitioners via digital platforms will be going ahead virtually on the 19th May 2021.  Last...

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