KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

Ultrasound can reveal renal medulla urate deposits in tophaceous gout

Findings suggest that renal ultrasound can be used instead of CT to diagnose these deposits

HASA asks for assistance to distribute information on coronavirus

The Hospital Association of SA, HASA, has asked its members, healthcare professionals and the media to assist in its efforts to communicate vital information...

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...

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...

HPCSA to hold first National Conference

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is to hold its first National Conference from 18-19 August at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on the...

PSMA PET/CT visualises prostate cancer recurrence early, impacts radiation therapy

A nuclear medicine scan may locate prostate cancer recurrence after radical prostatectomy early after disease recurrence and could help guide salvage radiotherapy, according to new research...

Doctors appeal to President to end hard lockdown now

Almost 30 doctors including GPs, psychiatrists, surgeons and researchers have signed a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to relax the current hard...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

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...

Notification obligations under a medical malpractice insurance policy

Medical malpractice insurance is a practical necessity in the current litigious environment, as an unfavourable judgment can lead to severe financial and reputation consequences. Some of the most serious...

Doctors’ attire really does matter to patients

Physicians may want to dig a little deeper into their closets, or grab their white coats on the way out of the operating room, if they...

New staging system estimates time to kidney failure in children

Clinicians can use a combination of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), proteinuria, and type of chronic kidney disease to estimate how soon children will progress to...

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...

Titanium Awards deadline extended, reduced to two categories

Convenors of the 6th Annual Titanium Awards have announced that the deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020 and instead of the original...

SA’s top hospitals according to Discovery Health

Mediclinic, private hospital group Busamed and independent private hospitals have come up tops in Discovery Health latest survey to choose South Africa’s 20 best...

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...

Forecasters chart a ‘devastating’ impact of prolonged lockdown on the economy

Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not*