Academy of Science urges government to consult wider on its COVID-19...

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) says although government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been effective, it is crucial that it...

OPINION: Time has come to look toward the horizon and take...

South Africans have borne the brunt of nationwide lockdown for more than six weeks thus far – the diligence and perseverance of citizens proving...

October SA Heart Congress cancelled

The SA Heart & PCR Congress 2020, scheduled to have taken place from 22 to 25 October at the Sandton Convention Centre, has been cancelled. “This unfortunate decision...

Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medication prescriptions: 12-month repeats now...

Patients on Schedule 2, 3 and 4 chronic medications may now be prescribed repeats of up to 12 months by their pharmacist, Minister of Health, Dr Zweli...

Expanding niche finance and insurance products for the medical sector*

Behind this story lies the interesting tale of legendary businessman and insurance expert, Jannie Parsons. Currently the managing director of JPF, Jannie’s fascinating story reveals...

COVID-19: special guidelines reminder for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has provided special guidelines that apply during...

OPINION: Why SA’s health professionals need their own finance institution*

With almost all neighbourhoods across the country coming at alive at 8 pm in the evenings to pay tribute to health workers who are...

Virtual seminar: Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Schemes and Private Hospitals

The Institute of Health Risk Managers (IHRM) will be presenting a free virtual seminar on the impact of COVID-19 on private hospitals and medical...

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Ultrasound webinar for lung, cardiac imaging*

A CPD-accredited webinar aimed primarily at the point-of-care use of ultrasound for lung and cardiac imaging will be hosted by Philips as part of its Med-Talk...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB) has given notice that deadline for response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) survey in response to COVID-19 is now...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB), in a call for all health professionals and groups on the African continent to participate, has given notice that deadline...

Number of health workers with COVID-19 rising in SA

A total of 328 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the outbreak in South Africa with an elderly doctor in Limpopo...

T-segment elevation described in patients with COVID-19

For patients with COVID-19 who have ST-segment elevation, indicating potential acute myocardial infarction, there is considerable variability in presentation, and prognosis is poor, according...

Heart rate variability related to risk for incident diabetes

Altered heart rate variability (HRV), a study published online in Diabetes Care has suggested, may be related to risk for incident diabetes in young Asian adults. Young Lee, from...

OPINION: Nationalising healthcare to save lives in SA, a disastrous consideration

In her article, “Spain did it, so why can’t South Africa nationalise healthcare to save lives?”*published in Mail & Guardian on 12 April, Nimi...

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Pandemic brings out interesting hospital admission trends

There has been a proliferation of models which predict hospital admission rates when the Covid-19 infection rate accelerates, but there has been very little...