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...

More volunteers needed for COVID-19 Doctors on Call Programme

The Covid-19 Doctors on Call oversight committee is appealing to all South African registered doctors to consider voluntary participation in the Covid-19 Doctors on...

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 medications: 12-month repeats now permitted

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...

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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...

Essential Medicines List Reviews of potential COVID-19 treatments published

In the last two weeks, SAMA staff have assisted the National Essential Medicines List Team to address rapid reviews of the evidence for numerous...

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...

Increased infection rates prior to malignant cancer detection

The rate of infection with influenza, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, and pneumonia is increased before detection of malignant cancer, according to a study published online in Cancer...

Higher manganese intake may reduce Type 2 diabetes risk

Higher intake of manganese is associated with a lower type 2 diabetes risk among postmenopausal women, independent of known risk factors, the authors of...

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...

Wits publishes first clinical data on COVID-19 in SA

The University of the Witwatersrand has published a special journal containing the first clinical data on COVID-19 published in South Africa. Compiled by the Editor-in-chief...

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