GI bleeding on oral anticoagulants potential cancer ‘red flag’

Bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract should not be seen as simply a manageable adverse effect of oral anticoagulation (OAC) for atrial fibrillation (AF). Rather,...

12J Investments Makes Tax Sense

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Mediation saves Gauteng millions in medico-legal costs

The Gauteng Health Department says it has saved R10m in medico-legal costs by using mediation to settle medical negligence cases in the province. According to Health...

Section 12 J investments may benefit medical asset leasing companies

 The Tax Shop director, Bennie Groenewald, advised that medical asset leasing companies may benefit from Section 12J. This is of particular importance to funds...

Resources for traveling with IBD

Traveling with inflammatory bowel disease can be a challenge. An obvious issue: the need to know where the nearest toilet is at all times....

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Writing a sick note: What is required

The sick note submitted this week by former president Jacob Zuma’s legal team to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg,  again raised questions on what...

Urinary tract infection risk lower with vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet, researchers in a study published online in Scientific Reports have shown, is associated with a reduced risk for urinary tract infection (UTI). Yen-Chang...

Medical benefits to be derived from Section 12J investments*

While much of the focus on tax-based Section 12J (S12J) investments - borne out of a 2008 South African Budget Review observation that access to equity...

Breakthrough procedure for abdominal cancers performed at Charlotte Maxeke

A groundbreaking procedure that could significantly improve overall and disease-free survival for patients with advanced abdominal cancers has been performed in South Africa for...

OPINION: It’s time we gave the Pharmaceutical Industry some accolades!!

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Regenerative medicine is transforming health and medicine due to the lightning-speed advances in genomics, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, data science, AI, robotics, to name just a...

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Altron ‘mede’-clusters take hold under HealthTech banner*

While it has been very much a case of business as usual for the three Altron entities, MedeMass, MediSwitch and MedeServe as they have become clustered under...

CMS: Why we are stopping low-cost benefit options

In this article that originally appeared in Fin24, the CEO and Registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes, Dr Sipho Kabane explains why the...

When drugs don’t work – a growing global threat*

Research from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health and the London School of Economics shows that doctors and nurses play a...

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Health Federation of SA up and running…

The Health Federation of South Africa (HFSA), formally launched in July last year as a multi-sectoral/stakeholder entity primarily to assist with the application of...