Available scientific evidence on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy does not support boosters...

An expert review by an international group of scientists, including some at the WHO and FDA, concludes that, even for the delta variant, vaccine...

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HFA comments on NHI Bill: UHC rather than NHI more applicable...

The Health Funders Association (HFA) has presented its position on the NHI Bill of 2019 to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health.   In its presentation,...

Webinar to address scientific and ethical considerations for mandatory vaccination

Discovery Health, together with SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF’s weekly CPD accredited webinar to be presented tonight (9 September) at 19:00 will provide an update...

Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital documentary on HCW’s Covid-19 fight to air on M-Net

“Somewhere there is a light at the end of this tunnel. We have to believe it. Let’s hope for the dawn to break.”  Those are...

Addressing fire risks in and around your home*

Fire is one of the major causes of outright insured losses in South Africa, yet it is also one of the most underestimated and...

‘Negligence problem threshold’ of medical error criminalisation in SA

A “massive engagement between all parties” which would include the NPA, the HPCSA and the doctor groups, must be made to close the loop...

The role of tacrolimus in improving long-term outcomes in kidney transplant...

For the past two decades tacrolimus has been a cornerstone of immunosuppressive therapy in kidney transplant patients, showing its pivotal role in improving long-term...

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Netcare awards top honour to highly respected specialist posthumously

Netcare has bestowed its top award, the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Award, posthumously on highly respected specialist physician and nephrologist, Dr Hendrik Viljoen (pictured above),...

TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...

Doctors spreading unfounded opinions about COVID-19: What are the implications?

One of the big challenges in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide has been the polarisation of beliefs around key issues such as vaccines, treatments,...

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Recording consultations: law tends to favour patients

The law pertaining to a patient recording a consultation is somewhat complex because it involves various legal Acts, but does nonetheless tend to favour...

Certificate of Need regulations: ‘withdraw, consult, redraft!’

The controversial Certificate of Need (CoN) draft regulations bear little relation to the empowering sections in their origin, the National Health Act of 2003,...

Recent or current COVID-19 infection linked to increased risk of VTE...

A global study published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) has shown that VTEs are 50% more likely to occur in patients with...

Doctors strongly advised to stick to evidence-based medicine, regardless…

The fact that the authors of a systematic review, “Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID‐19”1 - published by the prestigious Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at the...

New interactive MediFin Practitioner Dashboard launched*

MediFin has more than 1200 registered medical practitioners who are helping more people access better care through affordable medical loans. Now, MediFin has launched...