Children in Sub-Saharan Africa dying of COVID-19 at a higher rate...

Children in sub-Saharan Africa who are hospitalised with COVID-19 are dying at a rate far greater than children in the US and Europe, according to...

TV watching linked with potentially fatal VTE

A study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology has found hat watching TV for four hours a day or more is associated with...

Genetic factor found for COVID smell, taste loss

A genetic risk factor could explain why some people lose their senses of smell and taste when they get infected with COVID-19, according to...

Preventive aspirin should be based on benefit, not age

Primary care providers should make individual decisions whether to prescribe aspirin based on a benefit-to-risk ratio, not simply age, the authors of a review...

Protective gene variant against COVID-19 identified

An international metastudy led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet has identified a specific gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19 infection. The researchers managed...

Diabetes care guidelines updated

The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes clinical practice guideline has been updated for 2022 by the American Diabetes Association and published as a...

Covid deaths in SA halved in fourth wave

The Covid-19 infection rate during the fourth wave was as high as previous waves, however there were significantly fewer deaths and a smaller proportion...

Historic first successful transplant of pig heart into human with terminal...

In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically modified pig heart and is still...

Big Pharma ‘unsung contributor’ to country’s prosperity

The year 2021 was a seminal year for the pharmaceutical industry. Its responses to one of the greatest challenges of our times, the COVID-19...

Vaccinated women pass COVID-19 antibodies to breastfeeding babies

Women vaccinated against COVID-19 transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants, potentially giving their babies passive immunity against the coronavirus, according to University of...

COVID-vaccine myocarditis confirmation: rare, mild, and usually in boys

The risk of myocarditis after immunization with mRNA-based vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 raised concerns when it came to light in early 2021. But as report after report...

Death from COVID-19 very rare in fully vaccinated adults: study

New research shows that adults who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 rarely die from the disease, although the odds of severe outcomes and death...

Easy vehicle procurement for HCP’s in 2022 with MediWheels

Welcome to MediWheels! Best wishes for a sterling 2022!It is with humbleness and gratitude that we launch MediWheels, our brand-new vehicle procurement platform dedicated...

South African COVID-19 omicron wave characterized in JAMA letter

The pattern of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 early in the fourth wave in South Africa showed fewer hospitalizations and reduced severity of illness compared...

Breakthrough infections plus vaccination generate ‘super immunity’ to COVID-19

Breakthrough infections greatly enhance immune response to variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a newly published study from Oregon Health &...

JnJ booster shown to be 85% effective against Covid-19 hospitalisation in...

 Preliminary results from the Phase 3b Sisonke study in South African healthcare workers show that a homologous booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson...

COVID-19 antigen tests may be less sensitive to Omicron

The Food and Drug Administration in the United States has indicated that rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 might be less effective at detecting the Omicron variant. Early...