New HPCSA Registrar: Ready for the challenges ahead

 The past few years have seen the HPCSA staggering under a plethora of claims relating to maladministration, dysfunction, corruption, a lack of communication, registration hiccups and...

Make health system, not health politics, a priority in tonight’s SONA

While President Cyril Ramaphosa identifying health as a focus area for his administration is to be welcomed, focusing on health does not mean passing an NHI...

Netcare Park Lane Hospital’s women’s imaging service recognised

Parklane Radiology, based at Netcare Park Lane Hospital in Johannesburg, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation for its mammography imaging service following a recent...

Experts propose revising the criteria for Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

In the past 25 years, it has become clear that some symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) occur decades before the development of motor symptoms and clinical...

High-dose radiation therapy improves long-term survival in patients with stage-IV cancers

The first report from a phase II, multi-centre clinical trial indicates that stereotactic radiation can extend long-term survival for some patients with stage-IV cancers while maintaining...

Evidence lacking for benefit of surgery for vertebral fractures

Surgical procedures do not appear to provide significant benefit for patients with vertebral fractures (VF), a second American Society for Bone and Mineral Research...

Many women get unnecessary mammograms before breast reduction surgery

Each year, thousands of younger women with no known risk of breast cancer get mammograms before having breast reduction surgery. A study published in JAMA Surgery found that...

Surgeons to benefit from 3-D printing lab at Stellenbosch University

Doctors at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital's Division of Orthopaedics with the support of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) have created a 3-D...

2019 promises another tough year for the healthcare industry

HealthMan Senior Consultant, Dr Johann Serfontein takes a look at what 2019 holds for the private healthcare sector

Physician burnout declared a ‘public health crisis’ in US

Healthcare organisations in the US have published a paper stating that burnout among physicians has become so pervasive that it should be deemed a public health...

Practitioners advised not to respond to additional PCNS documentation request

Request for additional personal details ‘unreasonable, not backed by regulatory requirements’

Revamped PCNS to benefit healthcare providers

Rebranded PCNS aims to bring greater transparency and alignment between doctors and schemes

Colonoscopy every 10 years does not increase risk

Negative colonoscopy result in average-risk patients was associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer and related deaths for more than 12 years after examination

HMI provides details on upcoming supplier-induced demand seminar

The Health Market Inquiry will hold a seminar on its provisional findings on supplier-induced demand on 22 February

New SA Medical Association chair DR ANGELIQUE COETZEE: ‘Getting SAMA back...

The next three years will, without a doubt, be among the most challenging for all the major players across the South African healthcare landscape. Newly-elected SA...

Impact of screen time on children’s brains: diverse results from largest-ever...

Results support general conclusion that screen media activity-associated brain characteristics are not uniformly related to better or poorer cognitive performance

Medical Device Code: reconciling healthcare and business ethics

The introduction of the Medical Device Code of Ethical Marketing and Business Practice entailed major changes in the way medtech companies contribute to the continuing education...

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today