General Practice

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

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

Fixed term contracts: what employers need to know

SYNOPSIS: A fixed term contract is a useful form of temporary employment for many employers. However, in order to mitigate the risks associated with...

The role of Naseptin® cream in preventing and treating nasal S....

Present in the nose of about 30% of healthy adults and on the skin of about 20%, Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent cause of...

Studies explore why women receive less CPR from bystanders

Consequences of themes of reluctance is that women will potentially receive no CPR or delays in initiation of CPR

Focus on Innuvair® Inhaler for Asthma

By Jacky van Schoor M. Pharm; BSc (Hons) Pharmacol Amayeza Info Services

Link found between deep forehead wrinkles and higher risk for CVD...

Assessing brow wrinkles could be an easy, low-cost way to identify people in a high-risk category for CVD, according to research presented at the 2018 European Society for Cardiology Congress

Guidelines developed for managing severe atopic dermatitis

Guidelines developed for the management of severe atopic dermatitis (AD) have been published as a clinical management review in the January issue of The Journal...

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...

Choosing the right Synalar® product for your patient

Topical corticosteroids are among the most commonly prescribed medication for inflammatory and hyperproliferative skin diseases.1 The mechanism of action of corticosteroids can be specific or...

Prof Ken Boffard awarded Netcare’s highest honour

World-renowned South African trauma surgeon Prof Ken Boffard whose contributions to life-saving surgical practice and academia are acknowledged the world over, has been awarded Netcare’s highest honour,...

Transforming private practice in SA with a multidisciplinary healthcare model

In response to a worsening affordability crisis in medical aid in South Africa, a clinician-owned company in Alberton, Gauteng, has been transforming the way private medical...

SASA publishes revised 2018 practice guidelines

The South African Society of Anaesthesiologists has published an extensive review of its practice guidelines in response to changing demands of the healthcare system and anaesthesia...

Surrogate motherhood agreements

It is now over 10 years since the Children’s Act has provided for surrogate motherhood agreements. Previously our law considered those contracts to be...

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...

Retinal thinning could provide early sign of Parkinson’s disease

Thinning of retina linked to loss of dopamine-producing brain cells

Corneal infection from sleeping in contacts detailed

Six patients reported sleeping in lenses on regular basis; most had vision loss, permanent damage

Patients rate blunt cannula subcision best for acne scars

Blunt cannula subcision (BCS) is more effective than Nokor needle subcision (NNS) for acne scar treatment, according to the authors of a study published...

Breastfeeding rates increase when newborn baths are delayed

While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland...