Age, ovary status critical determinants of estrogen therapy outcomes

Menopausal estrogen-only therapy appears to lower risk of mortality significantly without harmful side effects among women treated in their 50s who had had a...

When hospitals employ doctors, costs go up, study shows

As South Africa considers proposals encouraging the employment of doctors by private hospitals in an effort to contain healthcare costs, a new study by...

Latest COHASA hospital accreditations announced

Two Cure Day and Mediclinic hospitals are among the latest healthcare facilities to have been awarded accreditation by the Council for Health Service Accreditation...

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Drawing the line between business and personal insurance for healthcare professionals

For many healthcare professionals, there is often a blurring of lines between personal and business roles and this can even extend into insurance planning. ...

BUSA and DoH set up formal team to engage on NHI

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) have agreed to set up a formal mechanism to engage on pertinent issues...

Health professional insurance: business or personal…?

For many healthcare professionals, there is often a blurring of lines between personal and business roles and this can even extend into insurance planning. ...

Cancer now leading killer in rich countries

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a...

VIDEO:’ Healthcare re-imagined’ – putting the future into perspective…

A common topic deliberated at most healthcare conventions in South Africa to date this year has been the fast evolving importance of artificial intelligence and the...

New guidance on potentially fatal PE published

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has published new guidelines on acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in the European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website....

World leaders urge SA to implement NHI despite difficult economy

The Elders, a group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights, have called on South Africa to draw on experiences from...

Depersonalisation findings ‘worrisome’ in Wits burnout study

Extremely high levels of depersonalisation found among registrars with burnout symptoms at the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand was...

SA faces nursing ‘crisis tsunami’

With one nurse to 202 people in South Africa, 48% of these nurses over 50 years old, we could be headed for an NHI...

Global view of NHI cause for optimism in SA: Barry Childs

South Africans are often too introspective and forget to examine how the rest of the world has implemented widely-differing models of universal healthcare, Barry...

AI and value in radiology – unlimited horizons

When the “Godfather” of artificial intelligence, Professor Geoffrey Hinton, predicted that ‘deep learning’ would render radiologists redundant within five years, he overlooked medico-legal and...

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NHI Bill is constitutional, Parliament told

The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is constitutional, state law advisers told the portfolio committee on health yesterday (Thursday). News24 has reported that acting chief...

Doctors: read the NHI Bill and have your say…

Family practitioners must find the time to read through the NHI Bill*, take note of the sections that will affect them directly in their daily practices,...