Gastroenterology

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Time is running out to register for HASA 2018

HASA’s annual conference is to take place in five days – from 1-3 October at The Forum, The Campus in Bryanston, Johannesburg

Nursing shortage needs urgent intervention: Solidarity

Trade union, Solidarity has urged the Department of Health, the South African Nursing Council and other role players to work with its Occupational Guild for Nursing...

Doctors’ attire really does matter to patients

Physicians may want to dig a little deeper into their closets, or grab their white coats on the way out of the operating room, if they...

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

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...

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...

Hydroxychloroquine combinations associated with increased mortality in cancer patients with SARS-CoV-2

For adults with invasive cancer and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, treatment with hydroxychloroquine in combination with any other drug is...

Life Healthcare delivers positive results despite tough trading conditions

Despite a challenging healthcare trading environment, Life Healthcare has delivered healthy interim results for the six months to 31 March with Group revenue growing...

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...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

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...

SA’s top hospitals according to Discovery Health

Mediclinic, private hospital group Busamed and independent private hospitals have come up tops in Discovery Health latest survey to choose South Africa’s 20 best...

Noise pollution in hospitals impacting on care

Excessive noise in hospitals has been linked to intensive care psychosis, hospitalisation induced stress, increased pain sensitivity, high blood pressure, and poor mental health.