Health Market Inquiry report postponed again!

The eagerly-awaited release of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry’s Provisional Findings and Recommendations Report has been postponed again. The release of the report was initially...

Health Market Inquiry report postponed again!

The eagerly-awaited release of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry’s Provisional Findings and Recommendations Report has been postponed again. The release of the report was initially...

Seminar to unpack recently approved Medical Schemes Amendment Bill

The Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, the subject of considerable debate mainly in terms of its proposed alignment to National Health Insurance (NHI) and the associated role,...

SASCRO Census: relative shortage of practising oncologists countrywide

Among the more significant challenges facing the country’s oncology services at present is the “progressive decrease” in specialist radiation oncologists in the academic/state sector,...

Are the proposed medical schemes amendments likely to benefit members?

In the wake of reports about Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s proposals for ushering in a new set of rules for how medical schemes operate, how are...

Blood type determines severity of E.coli diarrhoea

A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with "travellers' diarrhoea" as well as children in underdeveloped areas of the world, causes...

Ultrasound reveals thickened bowel walls in ulcerative colitis flares

The vast majority of patients with ulcerative colitis who experience clinical flares show thickening of the bowel wall on ultrasound, researchers in Germany have...

Guideline recommends exercise for cancer patients

Exercise should now be a part of the standard of care in treating all patients with cancer, according to a new position statement from...

Managed safely, digital recordings of doctors’ visits could transform healthcare

While data privacy has been a much-talked about topic lately - with questions still lingering about how giants like Facebook and Google are sharing our personal...

Ginger could prevent vomiting in children and save lives

In a new study, ginger was found to reduce the severity and duration of vomiting in children with acute gastroenteritis. The results could have numerous health...

Malnourished HF patients face significant mortality risk

It may be important to consider the potential prognostic value of malnutrition in heart failure, researchers have suggested. Heart failure patients at a community heart...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

For more information, contact:T: 081 148 4526/ 081 250 4869E: congress@man.com.nawww.man.com.na 

HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

Watch your language in medical reports: it may impact on the...

Researchers at Johns Hopkins has found that physicians who use stigmatising language in their patients’ medical records may affect the care those patients get for years...

Study supports ICU care for patients with liver failure

Patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure admitted to the ICU had clinical outcomes comparable to patients in the ICU without chronic liver disease and similar...

‘Value fee contracts’ – a solution to address global fee concerns?

There is some controversy about alternative reimbursement models in the commercial healthcare industry. Global fees contracts - where a single payment is made to a healthcare...

Gut microbiome found to play an important role in atherosclerosis

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have shown a novel relationship between the intestinal microbiome and atherosclerosis, one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke. This...