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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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*...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A health technology assessment agency (HTA) for SA…?

Three cornerstones for an appropriate and sustainable health technology assessment (HTA) agency in South Africa would be independence, transparency and accountability, and importantly, there...

Private hospitals ‘not prioritised ‘ for loadshedding exemption: Minister

While 37 state hospitals have now officially been exempted from further loadshedding with plans to extend it to a total of 300, it seems...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Digital therapy for insomnia now available in SA

Prolonged insomnia not only becomes a burden on patients’ mental and emotional health but can also increase the risk and severity of other health...

Safest car colours on South African roads*

White is the most common car colour in South Africa. The main reason is its neutrality, thus also having value better for future resale....

Mental Health Awareness Month: Making mental health a global priority

The Professional Board for Psychology (PSB) under the ambit of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is commemorating World Mental Health Awareness...

Orthopaedic surgery patients can recover just as well without using opioid-based...

Patients can recover from orthopaedic surgery just as well without using opioid-based painkillers, says a McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) study published...