General Practice

BREAKING NEWS: 37 State hospitals exempted from loadshedding but private hospitals...

Health Minister Joe Phaahla has just announced that a total of 37 state hospitals will be exempted from loadshedding from today as health institutions struggle to deliver...

Loadshedding: Desperate calls for hospitals to be exempted

As the impact of the continuing rolling blackouts in the country continues to wreak havoc in hospitals and other health institutions, the Hospital Association...

Raath on Health Squared, Crisp on SA’s health future: IHRM October...

The failure of Health Squared, which applied for liquidation last month and now under curatorship, has demonstrated the importance of medical scheme financial soundness...

Genetic predisposition to smoking causally linked to stroke outcomes

A team of Chinese researchers have noted that there appears to be a causal association for genetic predisposition to smoking with worse functional outcome...

Intervention theme for Paediatric Workshop at SA Heart Congress

Among the associated features of the upcoming 22nd Annual SA Heart Congress 2022 at the Sandton Convention Centre will be a Paediatric Cardiology Workshop*...

Calcium supplementation in people under 35 improves bone mass

Calcium supplementation in young adulthood improves bone mass at peak bone mass age, offering a potential new window for intervention to prevent osteoporosis in...

SEMSDA awards SAMRC scientists for research on NCDs

 Drs Julia Goedecke, Amy Mendham and Tarryn WillmerThree SAMRC scientists were honoured at the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA)...

First robotic assisted sacrocolpopexy performed in SA

Image: Prof Stephen Jeffrey, a urogynaecologist practising at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, recently conducted the first robotic assisted sacrocolpopexy in a private healthcare facility...

Move afoot to legalise industry marketing code equality

Medical device and pharmaceutical marketing code representatives will be meeting with the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) as a collective shortly to finalise...

ALLSA Conference 2022: Report Back: Part 2

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

ALLSA Conference 2022: Report Back Part 1

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

International Gaucher Day: Urgent need for greater attention to rare diseases...

Currently, there are an estimated 6000 - 8000 rare diseases, which affect 350 million people worldwide. One such rare condition is Gaucher Disease (GD)...

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HPCSA calls on government to immediately exempt all hospitals from loadshedding

The HPCSA has called on government to urgently exempt all hospitals and clinics in the country from loadshedding, saying it has created more strain...

Janssen SA launches app that bends time for multiple myeloma patients

When patients receive a diagnosis like multiple myeloma, waiting can become their lives, and time becomes even more precious. The Jansen App, Time Keeper,...

GPs must unite to survive!

If ever there was a time for general practitioners (GPs) to pull together and tackle the challenges facing general practice in South Africa as...

Ethics For All 2022: Medical Conference

20 October 2022

LEGALLY SPEAKING

Legal review of current health care matters*The Pretoria High Court handed down a welcome judgement on 26 August 2022 regarding the funding of Elaprase...