OPINION: Time has come to look toward the horizon and take...

South Africans have borne the brunt of nationwide lockdown for more than six weeks thus far – the diligence and perseverance of citizens proving...

More volunteers needed for COVID-19 Doctors on Call Programme

The Covid-19 Doctors on Call oversight committee is appealing to all South African registered doctors to consider voluntary participation in the Covid-19 Doctors on...

Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medications: 12-month repeats now permitted

Patients on Schedule 2, 3 and 4 chronic medications may now be prescribed repeats of up to 12 months by their pharmacist, Minister of Health, Dr Zweli...

Expanding niche finance and insurance products for the medical sector*

Behind this story lies the interesting tale of legendary businessman and insurance expert, Jannie Parsons. Currently the managing director of JPF, Jannie’s fascinating story reveals...

COVID-19: special guidelines reminder for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has provided special guidelines that apply during...

PPE plus infection control training lowers COVID-19 risk among healthcare workers

Healthcare workers carry a significant burden of coronavirus infections worldwide, but a new evidence review by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)...

GI manifestations seen in nearly one in three with SARS-CoV-2

A considerable proportion of patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have gastrointestinal manifestations, according to a study involving hospital patients published...

Virtual seminar: Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Schemes and Private Hospitals

The Institute of Health Risk Managers (IHRM) will be presenting a free virtual seminar on the impact of COVID-19 on private hospitals and medical...

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Here are the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week OPINION: Nationalising healthcare to save lives in SA, a...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB) has given notice that deadline for response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) survey in response to COVID-19 is now...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB), in a call for all health professionals and groups on the African continent to participate, has given notice that deadline...

Upward income mobility tied to worse cardiometabolic health

Upward income mobility is associated with lower perceived stress and fewer depressive symptoms but with higher rates of metabolic syndrome, a study published online...

Surgeons help create new process for disinfecting and reusing N95 masks

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study authors report a framework to address supply limitations and enhance safety of healthcare workers by returning...

Number of health workers with COVID-19 rising in SA

A total of 328 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the outbreak in South Africa with an elderly doctor in Limpopo...

Increased infection rates prior to malignant cancer detection

The rate of infection with influenza, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, and pneumonia is increased before detection of malignant cancer, according to a study published online in Cancer...

Higher C-section, uterine retardation rates with IBD in pregnancy

Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have lower pregnancy rates, and those with uncontrolled disease are at increased risk for adverse outcomes, according to...

Processed meat, unhealthy snacking increase dementia risk

Focused eating habits with high processed meats and unhealthy snacking may be associated with increased dementia risk. In a study just published online in Neurology, Cécilia...

OPINION: Nationalising healthcare to save lives in SA, a disastrous consideration

In her article, “Spain did it, so why can’t South Africa nationalise healthcare to save lives?”*published in Mail & Guardian on 12 April, Nimi...