Risk score tool to predict dementia

A risk score tool which can accurately predict an individual’s 13-year dementia risk, has been described in a study published online in JAMA Network Open.  Lina Ren,...

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Photo: Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim South Africa’s world-leading AIDS researcher, Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim, has become the first woman to be elected as President of...

Practitioners under pressure to go digital: Bhengu

Data for value based health care, for coding system maintenance, profiling, and not least malpractice litigation and fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) prevention and...

SA researchers develop rapid genetic test for breast and ovarian cancer

Photo: Dr Nerina van der Merwe, University of the Free StateResearchers in the University of the Free State (UFS) Division of Human Genetics believe...

Medical schemes’ Principal Officers overpaid – healthcare consultant

By Chris Bateman A leading healthcare consultant claims the average R6.482 million annual pay cheque for principal officers, (POs), of leading open medical schemes ‘cannot...

HealthONE ensures optimised data security for doctors and patients

Stay POPIA compliant and keep your patients’ data safe and secure with HealthONE and the latest in Altron HealthTech’s data encryption solutions. Altron HealthTech’s EHR...

Preventing preterm births key to reducing child and infant mortality in...

People and organisations in over 100 countries around the world will tomorrow 17 November to celebrate World Prematurity Day. The day is an international effort...

Latest court ruling on Certificate of Need welcomed

Trade union Solidarity and the South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) have cautiously welcomed the High Court in Pretoria’s latest ruling on the controversial...

Clinical handovers and transitions of care: COMMUNICATION!

While digitalisation has been said to have the potential to revolutionise virtually all aspects of healthcare access and delivery, consideration must still be given...

Certificate of Need ruling: – government stays on the back foot

The High Court in Pretoria ruled today (15 November) that only the Constitutional Court can pronounce on the constitutionality and validity of the controversial Certificate of...

KZN floods – child disease mortality data questioned

 Photo: Tony Carnie  (Daily Maverick) By Chris Bateman  Diarrhoea-related deaths in the eThekwini district since the disastrous flooding in the region in May this year have...

SASOG condemns closure of maternity unit at Netcare Alberlito Hospital

Photo: Dr Haynes van der Merwe, SASOG President  The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG) has expressed its concern at the manner in...

Certificate of Need: DoH to fight ‘unconstitutional’ ruling in High Court...

The June ruling by the High Court in Pretoria that declared the Certificate of Need (CoN) unconstitutional and unvalid will be contested in the same court...

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First cannabis clinical trial in SA

A year-long study to examine the effectiveness of medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids for chronic pain management is being sponsored by the Cannabis Research Institute...

One central SA health data system due soon – Crisp

Photo: Dr Nicholas Crisp A centralised digital health patient information system will be the backbone of South Africa’s universal healthcare within four to five years. That’s...

HRT and increased breast cancer risk: What you should know

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) also called menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) remains the most commonly used and effective treatment for the relieve of menopausal symptoms...