Derm Diaries: Dr Lev’s personal journey to maintaining control of adult...

By Dr Lev Naidoo* (pictured) People often ask how I chose dermatology. Growing up I struggled with severe nodulocystic acne. After trying my own remedies...

Chronic neuropsychiatric symptoms confirmed after COVID-19

Chronic neuropsychiatric symptoms are observed following COVID-19 infection, although self-reported symptoms are not associated with quantitative dysfunction. In a study published in Brain, Behaviour &...

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

How do we fix SA’s Healthcare? – Does OMR have a...

By Dr Andrew Good (pictured), Convener: Outcome Measuring and Reporting (OMR) Conference South Africa has many challenges. A well-functioning South African healthcare system that provides...

Higher hyperactivity, ADHD scores seen for children born early-term

Researchers in a study published online in The Journal of Pediatrics have shown that children with early-term birth have increased hyperactivity scores and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder...

Updated PMB codes include those previously omitted, COVID-19

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has released a new, updated PMB Coded List* to accommodate previously omitted (2013) ICD-10 codes and COVID-19. Announced in...

Level of trust in doctor may influence patient’s brain responses to...

When doctors are seen as less trustworthy by their patients it can increase reported pain and pain-related brain activity, new research from the University of Miami...

Respected gastro surgeon takes Christian Barnard Memorial Award

Internationally acclaimed surgeon and senior clinical researcher in Surgical Gastroenterology at the University of Cape Town, Emeritus Prof Jake Krige - previous Head of...

Scramble to move members of failed Health Squared Medical Scheme

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) says it is in the process of migrating members of the Health Squared Medical Scheme to other schemes...

The mobility needs of South African nurses – Part 3*

      The Kia Rio 1.2 LS South Africa’s more than 400 000 registered nurses play a critical role in maintaining the country’s healthcare...

What’s behind SA’s escalating medico-legal claims

 By Larisse Prinsen Senior Lecturer in Law, University of the Free State. This article originally appeared in The Conversation and is republished under a Creative...

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Here are some of the articles medical practitioner readers of Med Brief Africa found the most interesting during the past week: Civil unrest ‘top of...

As Covid-19 cases dwindle in SA, monkeypox slips in through the...

Although only five cases of monkeypox have been reported in South Africa so far, it should be considered a matter of concern by the...

EthiQual assures doctors after Constantia Assurance is placed into provisional curatorship

Photo: EthiQual’s Managing Executive, Alex BrownleeMedical indemnity provider, EthiQual has assured doctors that it remains a profitable business and that it remains resolute in supporting healthcare...

SA among hardest hit by COVID deaths – Gray

South Africa has been one of the hardest hit countries in terms of COVID-19-attributed deaths at a global level, Prof Glenda Gray, SA Medical Research Council...

Smartphone app for BP measure no better than standard device

Enhanced self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) paired with a connected smartphone application, a team of Californian researchers have found, is not superior to standard SMBP...

BHF takes action against CMS over LCBO moratorium

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has applied to the High Court in Pretoria to overturn the moratorium that effectively prohibits medical schemes from...

PPP offers hope for state patients with prostate cancer

A public-private partnership (PPP) will see 12 state prostate cancer patients receiving low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy surgery at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH). This treatment is thanks...