Herd immunity approaches to COVID-19 a ‘Dangerous Fallacy,’ Lancet Open Letter

A group of 80 researchers have written an open letter in The Lancet in which they warn that a so-called herd immunity approach to...

Rethinking healthcare options for 2021**

The toll of a pandemic on healthcare costs and provisioning Adapting to a new way of enabling and delivering quality healthcare for members during an...

Virus can last 28 days on glass, banknotes, new study confirms

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2 can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass...

Physical activity, sleep profiles vary in adults with arthritis

A team of Canadian researchers has established that four distinct physical activity profiles are detectable using activity monitoring among adults with arthritis. In their study just published online...

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Neurological consequences of COVID-19: The “Silent Wave

 Is the world prepared a wave of neurological consequences that may be on its way as a result of COVID-19? This question is at...

Novaerus technology: Guaranteeing the safety of medical facilities against airborne infections...

The coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impact on medical practices as patient numbers dwindled because of fear of infection and practices had to close and disinfect...

LCBOs in spotlight this Friday

While Circular 56 from the Council for Medical Schemes has granted a further exemption to medical insurers to continue operating, there is still some urgency for...

NHI: lessons to be learnt from COVID corruption experience

The COVID corruption experience will “be looked at” as the country prepares to implement the proposed national health insurance (NHI) system, Department of Health...

Time to name, shame, jail abusers ‘promoting death and mortality across...

The president of the Africa Health Federation, Dr Amit Thakker, has called for the establishment of an Africa COVID 19 Discipline Index as a...

HPCSA calls for board nominations*

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is now calling for suitable candidates to serve as members of the council for the new five...

COVID lessons to be unpacked in Africa-focused UHC webinar

Theme of the fifth BHF Dialogue 20/20 series webinar to take place this Wednesday (2 September) will be “A roadmap towards strengthening Africa’s healthcare systems...

Webinar on cyber insurance for health professionals

Medicoop will be hosting its 2nd webinar in its three-part series to share its expertise on Cyber insurance options for health professionals and entrepreneurs...

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Doctors welcome move to Lockdown Level 2

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the country will move to Lockdown Level 2 from midnight on Monday 17 August is welcomed as a step...

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Guidance helps doctors optimize telemedicine for seniors

In an Ideas and Opinions article published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, guidance is provided for physicians to optimize telemedicine, which can be...

Pre-existing immunity against flu virus possibly spared SA from worst COVID-19...

With government expected to make an announcement later this week on the further relaxation of lockdown restrictions, Professor of Vaccinology at Wits, Shabir Madhi...