Huge spike in cardio-metabolic diseases and cancer in SA post-Covid

Photo: Guy Chennells, head of Product at Discovery Employee BenefitsWhile the worst appears to be behind us in terms of the climbing infections, high death...

Causal effect shown for diastolic blood pressure on neuroticism

Diastolic blood pressure has a causal effect on neuroticism but not on other psychological states of anxiety, depressive symptoms, or subjective well-being, researchers have...

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National Health Department curbs Minister’s powers in NHI

 Photo: Dr Nicholas Crisp, Deputy Director General: National Health InsuranceWhen universal health care kicks in, illegal foreigners in South Africa will be limited to only...

Mindset shift can save SA and strengthen healthcare system

Photo: Dr Imtiaz Sooliman By Chris Bateman Partnering with the corporate sector, a cash-strapped government could get huge ‘bang for healthcare buck’ by funding 500 more...

CMS finalises FWA Tribunal rules, industry Codes of Good Practice

The successful conclusion of the second output of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)-initiated Fraud Waste and Abuse (FWA) Programme was finally reached last...

Morning exercise shown to lower CVD risk

Physical activity in the morning has been shown by Dutch researchers to be associated with lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), irrespective of...

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Persistent asthma linked to increased build-up of plaque in arteries leading...

Adults with persistent asthma may be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke because of excess plaque build-up in the carotid arteries, according...

Significant improvement in Netcare’s financial performance despite worsening economy

Photo: The new 427-bed Netcare Alberton Hospital Netcare, delivered an improved financial performance for the 12 months ended 30 September with profit for the year...

Risk score tool to predict dementia

A risk score tool which can accurately predict an individual’s 13-year dementia risk, has been described in a study published online in JAMA Network Open.  Lina Ren,...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week Latest court ruling on Certificate of Need...

Practitioners under pressure to go digital: Bhengu

Data for value based health care, for coding system maintenance, profiling, and not least malpractice litigation and fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) prevention and...

SARS-CoV-2 reinfection increases mortality, hospitalization risk

In a study report released this week, reinfection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been associated with increased risks for death,...

HealthONE ensures optimised data security for doctors and patients

Stay POPIA compliant and keep your patients’ data safe and secure with HealthONE and the latest in Altron HealthTech’s data encryption solutions. Altron HealthTech’s EHR...

Latest court ruling on Certificate of Need welcomed

Trade union Solidarity and the South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) have cautiously welcomed the High Court in Pretoria’s latest ruling on the controversial...

Clinical handovers and transitions of care: COMMUNICATION!

While digitalisation has been said to have the potential to revolutionise virtually all aspects of healthcare access and delivery, consideration must still be given...

Certificate of Need ruling: – government stays on the back foot

The High Court in Pretoria ruled today (15 November) that only the Constitutional Court can pronounce on the constitutionality and validity of the controversial Certificate of...