WHO launches AWaRe tool to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance

Using the "access," "watch," and "reserve" designations established previously, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new tool to limit the use of...

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Sanofi and Google team up to improve drug development

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi has announced that it is teaming up with Google to establish a new virtual Innovation Lab aimed at radically transforming how...

SA doctors depressed, concerned about NHI, survey reveals

Healthcare professionals in South Africa are depressed and doubt that the implementation of NHI will contribute to improving the sustainability of the profession, according...

Promises on health improvement but again no details: SONA

In a State of the Nation (SONA) address that has been described as “high on dreams, low on detail”, President Cyril Ramaphosa has again...

Telehealth can reduce costs and help improve access to care –...

Third-party apps, new mobile technology, and government policies are poised to drastically expand telehealth access in the coming years. That’s good news: Research shows...

Receiving opioids for first time while hospitalised doubles risk of continued...

People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalised have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared...

Without an increase in public healthcare funding, NHI will not be...

Civil society organisations, SECTION27 and the Institute of Economic Justice have urged Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to urgently increase...

Gift of Givers’ Sooliman included in BHF speaker line-up

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that Dr Imtaz Ismail Sooliman, chairman and founder of the...

Why pharmacovigilance is critical for healthcare professionals

One of the most fundamental principles of all pharmaceutical companies is the safety of the patient. The Pharma industry has records of tragic stories of...

Exercise effects may differ in morning, evening

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen—in collaboration with colleagues from University of California, Irvine—have learned that the effect of exercise may differ depending on...

Guidelines issued on sexually transmitted infections

Updated guidelines on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) address a number of dermatologic manifestations that are not always included in recommendations from other specialty groups,...

Low cost products, regulatory changes: medical scheme challenges in focus at...

A seminar focusing on a comparison between medical schemes and health insurance primary care plus policies as well as the impact the Conduct of...

SAMA welcomes plans to improve security at Pelonomi

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says continued attacks on healthcare professionals at public health facilities is a crisis which needs urgent attention. This...

Injectable hormonal contraceptive does not increase HIV risk, ECHO study finds

There is no difference in the risk of acquiring HIV for women using three different types of long-acting, reversible contraception in sub-Saharan Africa, according...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding complex medical issues....

Being an expert witness in a medical malpractice case

Medical malpractice cases often rely on the expert witness testimony of doctors and other medical professionals in order to assist the court in understanding...