SA doctors depressed, concerned about NHI, survey reveals

Healthcare professionals in South Africa are depressed and doubt that the implementation of NHI will contribute to improving the sustainability of the profession, according...

Promises on health improvement but again no details: SONA

In a State of the Nation (SONA) address that has been described as “high on dreams, low on detail”, President Cyril Ramaphosa has again...

Telehealth can reduce costs and help improve access to care –...

Third-party apps, new mobile technology, and government policies are poised to drastically expand telehealth access in the coming years. That’s good news: Research shows...

Gift of Givers’ Sooliman included in BHF speaker line-up

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that Dr Imtaz Ismail Sooliman, chairman and founder of the...

Why pharmacovigilance is critical for healthcare professionals

One of the most fundamental principles of all pharmaceutical companies is the safety of the patient. The Pharma industry has records of tragic stories of...

Low cost products, regulatory changes: medical scheme challenges in focus at...

A seminar focusing on a comparison between medical schemes and health insurance primary care plus policies as well as the impact the Conduct of...

Research suggests gut health associated with restless legs syndrome

Preliminary research suggests an association between small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and restless legs syndrome (RLS), supporting emerging research linking gut microbial health to sleep health. While...

Mortality may increase as red meat consumptions rises

Results of a study just published online in the BMJ have confirmed that increased red meat intake, especially processed red meat, is tied to...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Euphoria helps medical businesses save more than 50%

The cloud has brought about massive cost savings and increased profits for many businesses, including in the medical sector. Euphoria Telecom’s intelligent cloud-based call...

Fat warning on advanced, fatal prostate cancer

The authors of a study published online this week in Cancer have warned that specific fat deposits, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference are...

Health Federation of SA to assist with NHI implementation

The Interim Chair of the soon-to-be-launched Health Federation of South Africa (HFSA), Prof Morgan Chetty has invited all stakeholders in the public and private...

Top legal team to head CMS investigation into alleged unethical behaviour...

Some of the country’s top legal minds have been appointed to lead the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) high-level investigation into allegations of racial profiling against...

Early acid-suppression therapy poses fracture risk in children

Acid-suppression therapy early in life is associated with an increased risk of fracture in childhood, results of a retrospective study have shown. "These findings, together...

Afriforum condemns new Health Minister’s stance on NHI

Lobby group, AfriForum has condemned the announcement by new Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, that the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan must be implemented...

New radiotracer can identify nearly 30 types of cancer

A novel class of radiopharmaceuticals has proven effective in non-invasively identifying nearly 30 types of malignant tumours, according to research published in the June...

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