Failure of timely stop to certain prescription drugs common

So-called legacy prescribing can contribute to over-medication and adverse drug events

Significance of continued traditional medicine use in region confirmed

Study of traditional medicine finds high use in Sub-Saharan Africa despite modern medicine

DNA study shows stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including staphylococcus

Findings suggest common cleaning methods leave bacteria behind

GASTROENTEROLOGY: December 2018 – CPD Questionnaire

Earn 3 clinical CPD points

Comprehensive range of CPD courses announced

The DUX Academy of Healthcare (DUXAH), as part of its Professional Development Programme, has given notice once again of a comprehensive range of CPD...

Medical Device Code: reconciling healthcare and business ethics

The introduction of the Medical Device Code of Ethical Marketing and Business Practice entailed major changes in the way medtech companies contribute to the continuing education...

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

Christmas discharges tied to worse outcomes

‘Discharged patients, unlike unwanted gifts, should not be returned after the holidays’

HIT-related stress linked to burnout among physicians

Stress related to use of health information technology (HIT) is common and predictive of burnout among physicians, according to a study published online in the Journal of...

Association found between IBD, prostate cancer risk

Inflammatory bowel disease associated with nearly 5-fold increased risk of prostate cancer, study finds

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...

Many patients withhold information from clinicians

Reasons for nondisclosure include not wanting to be judged or lectured, being embarrassed

Release of HMI Final Report delayed to March next year

The Health Market Inquiry’s (HMI) final report and recommendations on the private healthcare sector has been delayed to 31 March next year. Confirming the postponement of...

Webinars create awareness of rare diseases

Two online webinars in support of patients with rare pituitary diseases and Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) were hosted by Rare Disease South Africa (RDSA) and Novartis this...

NHI Bill to be tabled before Cabinet next week despite fierce...

The presidency has confirmed that the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill will be tabled before Cabinet next week. It was expected to be presented to Cabinet...

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...

NHI Bill expected to be presented to Cabinet today

Civil societies have urgently called on government for proper consideration of public comments on the NHI Bill which is expected to be presented to...