Gastroenterology

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...

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

For some this is OK but for others, a problem…

CPD points now available on online medical CME platform

South African health professionals will now be able to earn their CPD points by watching medical lectures online. Medtalkz, SA’s new open access library of medical...

Netcare starts with hospital staff retrenchment process

Netcare has confirmed that the company has issued a Section 189 notice relating to the possible retrenchment of staff members and that it will be embarking...

Netcare’s Richard Friedland sells R200 million worth of shares

The recent drop in Netcare’s share price following the release of weak interim results has forced CEO Richard Friedland to sell R200 million worth...

SAHPRA warns about quinolone/fluoroquinolone antibiotics

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has issued new safety information on the use of the oral, injectable and inhalation quinolone/fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a...

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...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

SAHPRA on track to finalise licensing of medical devices and start...

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it is on track to start with the call-up process for the registration of medical...

16-20 August 2019: International Association of Pancreatology Congress 2019 (IAP) in...

 In association with the Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association of South Africa (HPBASA - www.hpbasa.co.za),Association of Surgeons of South Africa (ASSA - www.surgeon.co.za), South African Gastroenterology Society (SAGES - www.sages.co.za),South African Society...

Why SA’s health could crumble under pressure from NCDs

Researchers are warning that NCDs are becoming an increasing burden on the South African health system

Date: 13-17 April 2019: International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE)...

Venue: Cape Town ICC Contact:  secretariat@isge.org Website: https://www.isge.org/global-events/welcome-to-the-sasreg-isge-esge-congress-2019/The International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE)-European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) South African Conference is organised by International Society for Gynecologic...

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...

We’re counting down the days to the HASA 2018 Conference!

Register now for this year’s HASA Conference that will take place from 1-3 October at The Forum in Bryanston, Johannesburg

Quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics: More warnings sounded

As lawyers in the US move forward with lawsuits against some manufacturers of quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a worldwide increase in the number of patients...

Probiotics effective for functional abdominal pain in children

Study participants who received probiotics were significantly more likely to have improvements in pain than those on placebo

First dedicated haematology unit opened in Johannesburg

The first dedicated private haematology unit in greater Johannesburg for the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of acute and chronic blood cancers and other...