Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

For some this is OK but for others, a problem…

CPD points now available on online medical CME platform

South African health professionals will now be able to earn their CPD points by watching medical lectures online. Medtalkz, SA’s new open access library of medical...

HASA asks for assistance to distribute information on coronavirus

The Hospital Association of SA, HASA, has asked its members, healthcare professionals and the media to assist in its efforts to communicate vital information...

26 Feb-1 March 2019: Joint Congress of the Neurological Association of...

Venue: East London ICCContact: sonja@londocor.co.za Website: http://nasa-afan2019.co.za/

Surrogate motherhood agreements

It is now over 10 years since the Children’s Act has provided for surrogate motherhood agreements. Previously our law considered those contracts to be...

Immunotherapy doubles survival rates for patients with melanoma brain metastases

Checkpoint blockage immunotherapies significantly improve the survival of patients with melanoma brain metastases, according to a new study. Data from > 1500 cancer programmes across the...

Retinal thinning could provide early sign of Parkinson’s disease

Thinning of retina linked to loss of dopamine-producing brain cells

SA neurosurgeon offers new alternative to open spinal surgery

Life Fourways Hospital is pioneering a minimally invasive/percutaneous surgical procedure that offers a welcome alternative to sufferers of herniated (slipped) discs who would otherwise be facing potential...

BHF Conference 2019: key speakers announced

The organising committee of this year’s 20th Annual BHF Southern African Conference have announced that no less than six visiting authorities will be featured...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

SAMA mourns death of Prof Bernard Janse van Rensburg

 Tributes are pouring in for Prof Bernard Janse van Rensburg, past President of the South African Society of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Psychiatry...

HPCSA to hold first National Conference

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is to hold its first National Conference from 18-19 August at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on the...

Alcohol trigger for many migraine sufferers

Many migraine sufferers avoid alcohol, saying it can trigger the severe headaches, a survey just published in the European Journal of Neurology has found. Among...

Retrenchment for employers: five critical need-to-knows

First of a series of labour-related articles for healthcare establishments and practices by Jacqui Reed, an attorney specialising in corporate employment law and immigration...

We’re counting down the days to the HASA 2018 Conference!

Register now for this year’s HASA Conference that will take place from 1-3 October at The Forum in Bryanston, Johannesburg

Expert teams to assist provinces in managing medical negligence claims

The National Health Department (NDoH) says it will start deploying teams of experts to provincial Health Departments from next month to help address and manage skyrocketing...

Valproate use in pregnancy: new measures implemented to minimise risk in...

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), in collaboration with manufacturers of sodium valproate (Epilim, Epilizine, Navalpro, Eprolep, Adco Sodium Valproate, Valeptic, Sandoz Sodium Valproate, Cerepiv...