Mounting concerns over high number of COVID-19 infected health workers in...

More than 24 000 health workers have contracted the coronavirus in the country of whom 181 have died. Speaking early this morning at a...

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Life Healthcare appoints new Group CEO

Life Healthcare has announced the appointment of Peter Wharton-Hood as its new group CEO and executive director of the company with effect from 1 September. Wharton-Hood is the...

Hydroxychloroquine combinations associated with increased mortality in cancer patients with SARS-CoV-2

For adults with invasive cancer and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, treatment with hydroxychloroquine in combination with any other drug is...

Schemes are NOT denying beneficiaries COVID-19 relief – BHF

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has refuted Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) claims that medical schemes “are denying beneficiaries relief despite extreme Covid-19 conditions” –...

PPE funding included in COVID-19 PMB Definition Guideline* version 4

The funding of PPE for confirmed cases and an amendment to radiology codes are included in the latest updated version (V4) of the COVID-19...

Blood type not linked to severe COVID-19 progression

Contrary to suggestions in previous reports, a team of Boston researchers have given the assurance in their study report published online in the Annals of...

Mortality in COVID-19 lower with dexamethasone

Dexamethasone lowers 28-day mortality in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who are receiving invasive mechanical ventilation or oxygenation alone, a team of British researchers have...

Telehealth accessibility, critical for healthcare*

Medici launches new functions that boost provider-patient connectivity

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Acute ischemic stroke risk higher with COVID-19 than influenza

Patients with COVID-19 appear to have a heightened risk for acute ischemic stroke compared with patients with influenza, a study published online in JAMA Neurology...

Study explains potential causes for ‘happy hypoxia’ condition in COVID-19 patients

Findings could prevent unnecessary intubation

Highest risk list for COVID-19 expanded

The list of conditions that put people at risk for severe COVID-19 illness has been expanded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Possible relief for struggling private practices in the wake of COVID-19...

A major proposal  that could assist in sustaining private practices that are struggling to stay afloat as the fall-out of COVID-19  takes its toll...

Physical, mental help for doctors as pandemic moves towards peak

As COVID-19 moves towards its inevitable peak - adding additional stresses to an already pressurised medical profession across all sectors -Discovery Health has taken...

COVID-19’s burden on mental health

The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected the physical lives of most people. But now there are also indications that the pandemic has negative consequences...

Many initial COVID-19 treatment trials poorly designed

A report published in the British Medical Journal has claimed that many clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments are limited by their design, with one-third...

Home-based sleep studies golden standard for diagnosing OSA and the safer...

Hospitals are reluctant to admit patients while infection risk and availability of beds for COVID-19 patients are in the balance. Home-based sleep studies and CPAP titration...