Cipla enters into biosimilars partnership

Biopharmaceutical company Alvotech and Cipla Medpro, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global pharmaceutical company Cipla Limited (BSE: 500087; NSE: CIPLA EQ) have entered into...

COVID-19 infection may be part of a ‘perfect storm’ for Parkinson’s...

Can COVID-19 infection increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease? That’s the question posed by a new commentary published in the journal Trends in Neurosciences, which explores three...

WEBINAR: Key current issues on stroke management

The topical issue of stroke care at home in a resource constrained environment will be among the topics to be addressed in a webinar...

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The following are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week...How can doctors survive financially in COVID-19?* https://medbriefafrica.co.za/how-can-doctors-survive-financially-in-covid-19/ Long-term COVID...

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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Has COVID prompted a rethink on NHI?

As a registered health professional who has probably already had a COVID experience in one way or another and now more than likely to...

Poor data, centralised procurement issues COVID-unearthed threats to NHI

The poor and limited use of data since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has to be realised and strengthened particularly in light of...

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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Here are some the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Recent developments and reports reveal deep problems in...

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...