Mabasa to head up new Family Practitioner Unity Forum

In a bid to create “just one voice” for the country’s general practitioners in private practice, the SA Medical Association’s (SAMA’s) Private Practice Department has formalised the...

INFECTIOUS DISEASES: February 2019 – CPD Questionnaire

Earn 3 clinical CPD points

ADHD IN FOCUS: January 2019

Earn 3 clinical CPD points

JOINT ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 CONGRESS: Registration now open

Registration for the Joint ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 Congress to be held from 25 to 28 July at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria is now open. To register,...

Rise in overdoses from opioids in loperamide-containing diarrhoea drugs

Misuse of over-the-counter drugs with the ingredient loperamide can result in cardiac failure

Quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics: More warnings sounded

As lawyers in the US move forward with lawsuits against some manufacturers of quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a worldwide increase in the number of patients...

21-23 June: KwaZulu-Natal Doctors Healthcare Coalition (KZNDHC)

Venue: Elangeni Hotel, Durban Contact:  kamlesh@kzndhc.co.za  

UCT partnership develops remote medication administering tool

Biomedical engineers from the University of Cape Town and the Osmania University in India, have put their heads together to develop a tool for clinicians to...

HMI seminars cancelled as budget constraints delays Final Report again

The Competition Commission has issued a statement that due to budget constraints the final report of the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) into the private sector will...

Pelvic floor disorders associated with childbirth delivery method

A new study published in JAMA suggests that vaginal childbirth substantially increases the probability a woman will develop a pelvic floor disorder, such as...

Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health

A new study about the side effects of antibiotic treatment reveals that it may dysregulate postpubertal skeletal development by interfering with gut bacteria. Researchers from...

Benefits of breakfast in weight loss don’t add up

A new meta-analysis showing no evidence that eating breakfast reduces daily caloric intake and weight gain is no worse among those who skip the...

INDUSTRY NEWS: Locally developed e-scripting platform to enhance doctor, pharmacist prescription...

An e-scripting application which enables doctors to create a digital script and sign it with a password or PIN using their personal electronic signature,...

27-29 June: Aesthetic Medicine Congress South Africa (AMCSA)

Venue: CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria Contact: Laura Hartman on laura@aesthmed.co.za or  info@aesthmed.co.za Website: http://www.aesthmed.co.za/ THE 14TH AESTHETIC MEDICINE CONGRESS OF SOUTH AFRICA (AMCSA 2019) Following 13 years of very successful...

Exploring connection between hearing loss, cognitive decline

A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital adds to a growing body of evidence that hearing loss is associated with...

Evidence lacking for benefit of surgery for vertebral fractures

Surgical procedures do not appear to provide significant benefit for patients with vertebral fractures (VF), a second American Society for Bone and Mineral Research...

Emerging evidence of impending Parkinson’s disease pandemic identified

For most of human history Parkinson's disease (PD) has been a rare disorder. However, demography and the by-products of industrialisation are now contributing to an impending...

Expert teams to assist provinces in managing medical negligence claims

The National Health Department (NDoH) says it will start deploying teams of experts to provincial Health Departments from next month to help address and manage skyrocketing...