Hand hygiene protocols for ICU patients may reduce infection risks

Hand hygiene practices for patients in the intensive care unit may be just as important for preventing infections as clinician hand hygiene, according to...

Doctors average 16 minutes on computer for every patient

For each patient they see, doctors spend about 16 minutes using electronic health records, a U.S. study1 finds. Researchers examined approximately 100 million patient encounters...

Clinical guidelines developed for managing epistaxis

In a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, just published online in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, recommendations are presented...

Integrated health providers can take info sharing leaf out of retailers’...

About 80% of people seek information online before they become our patients, said Nancy Howell Agee, president and chief executive officer of Carilion Clinic,...

Championing digital healthcare in South Africa*

Mother-daughter team, Dr Maggie Mojapelo and Dr Malebo Mojapelo-Mokotedi, are active stewards of digital health solutions. They’re on a quest to use new, innovative...

Understanding medical malpractice in SA

The second edition of "Understanding Medical Malpractice in South Africa" has now been released as an updated follow-up to the first published in March...

ICU babies better protected from parental bacteria

A Johns Hopkins Medicine research team has reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association that it has developed and tested a relatively...

SA-based study looks at timing of initiating ART in newborns with...

Starting HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) within hours of birth has been hypothesised to have positive effects raising the possibility of remission in some children...

Use of antipsychotic meds in hospitalised older adults ups risk for...

Delirium affects 15 to 26% of hospitalised older adults and can be particularly problematic because those experiencing the condition may interfere with medical care...

New research may increase number of available hearts for transplant

A new study provides hope that the number of children dying on the transplantation list while waiting for a new heart could potentially be...

Payment-in-kind ruling hailed as groundbreaking for future medical negligence cases

The recent ruling by the High Court in Johannesburg that the future medical needs of victims of medical negligence can be covered by payment...

Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) Conference

26-29 July

Commuters may get less sleep and exercise

People with full-time jobs who endure long commutes may be more likely to have sleep problems and sedentary lifestyles than counterparts who work closer...

South African Thoracic Society (SATS) Congress

13-16 August

Hospital Association of SA (HASA) Conference

14-16 September