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AI improves diagnosis, reduces false positives from mammography images

Radiologists getting assistance from artificial intelligence can detect more breast cancer—with a reduced rate of false positive incidents—from mammography images. A new study, published late...

OPINION: CMS about-turn on LCBOs amounts to ‘Let them eat cake’

As recently as March 2019 the Council for Medical Schemes released a discussion document seeking industry inputs on how best to go about implementing...

Section 12 J investments may benefit medical asset leasing companies

 The Tax Shop director, Bennie Groenewald, advised that medical asset leasing companies may benefit from Section 12J. This is of particular importance to funds...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week… Breakthrough procedure for abdominal cancers performed at...

TMS to treat major depression performed at Netcare Milpark

A new non-invasive procedure, which uses a magnetic charge to stimulate targeted areas of the brain to treat conditions such as depression and anxiety,...

Medical benefits to be derived from Section 12J investments*

While much of the focus on tax-based Section 12J (S12J) investments - borne out of a 2008 South African Budget Review observation that access to equity...

Breakthrough procedure for abdominal cancers performed at Charlotte Maxeke

A groundbreaking procedure that could significantly improve overall and disease-free survival for patients with advanced abdominal cancers has been performed in South Africa for...

OPINION: It’s time we gave the Pharmaceutical Industry some accolades!!

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Regenerative medicine is transforming health and medicine due to the lightning-speed advances in genomics, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, data science, AI, robotics, to name just a...

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Altron ‘mede’-clusters take hold under HealthTech banner*

While it has been very much a case of business as usual for the three Altron entities, MedeMass, MediSwitch and MedeServe as they have become clustered under...

CMS: Why we are stopping low-cost benefit options

In this article that originally appeared in Fin24, the CEO and Registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes, Dr Sipho Kabane explains why the...

When drugs don’t work – a growing global threat*

Research from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health and the London School of Economics shows that doctors and nurses play a...

6th National Conference of Icon Oncology

5-7 June

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week… NHI, as proposed, would effectively ‘wipe out’...

Artificial intelligence can detect glucose levels via ECG

A new study shows how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to detect hypoglycemic events from raw electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. Developed at the University of...

Health Federation of SA up and running…

The Health Federation of South Africa (HFSA), formally launched in July last year as a multi-sectoral/stakeholder entity primarily to assist with the application of...

CMS to brief stakeholders on scrapping of low-cost benefit options as...

As the Council of Medical Schemes’ (CMS) Registrar, Dr Sipho Kabane prepares to  brief the medical schemes industry on the regulator’s bombshell announcement last...