One in five COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days...

Many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness, psychiatrists said on Monday, after a large study found 20%...

COVID-19 infection may be part of a ‘perfect storm’ for Parkinson’s...

Can COVID-19 infection increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease? That’s the question posed by a new commentary published in the journal Trends in Neurosciences, which explores three...

UCT studying the immune system’s response of South Africans to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected more than 700 000 South Africans, and each patient experienced the virus differently – many paid the ultimate price....

WEBINAR: Key current issues on stroke management

The topical issue of stroke care at home in a resource constrained environment will be among the topics to be addressed in a webinar...

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Has COVID prompted a rethink on NHI?

As a registered health professional who has probably already had a COVID experience in one way or another and now more than likely to...

Poor data, centralised procurement issues COVID-unearthed threats to NHI

The poor and limited use of data since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has to be realised and strengthened particularly in light of...

Herd immunity approaches to COVID-19 a ‘Dangerous Fallacy,’ Lancet Open Letter

A group of 80 researchers have written an open letter in The Lancet in which they warn that a so-called herd immunity approach to...

Odds of opioid use increased with cannabis use among abusers

A study report published late last week in Addiction has revealed that among adults with problem substance use who use non-medical opioids, the odds...

Rethinking healthcare options for 2021**

The toll of a pandemic on healthcare costs and provisioning Adapting to a new way of enabling and delivering quality healthcare for members during an...

Virus can last 28 days on glass, banknotes, new study confirms

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2 can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass...

Physical activity, sleep profiles vary in adults with arthritis

A team of Canadian researchers has established that four distinct physical activity profiles are detectable using activity monitoring among adults with arthritis. In their study just published online...

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COVID-19 free hospital areas could save lives after surgery

Researchers working together around the world found that that patients who had their operation and hospital care in Covid-19 free areas had better outcomes....

Urgent need for increased investment in mental health: WHO

As the world prepares to celebrate World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October, the World Health Organisation has published a survey showing...

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Stroke may be first symptom of COVID-19 in under 50s

Stroke may be the first presenting symptom of COVID-19 in younger patients, new research suggests. Investigators carried out a meta-analysis of data, including 160 patients...