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...

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...

KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

Retinal thinning could provide early sign of Parkinson’s disease

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

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...

Time is running out to register for HASA 2018

HASA’s annual conference is to take place in five days – from 1-3 October at The Forum, The Campus in Bryanston, Johannesburg

Nursing shortage needs urgent intervention: Solidarity

Trade union, Solidarity has urged the Department of Health, the South African Nursing Council and other role players to work with its Occupational Guild for Nursing...

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...

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...

Blood test predicts spastic cerebral palsy

Although most children (85-90%) with cerebral palsy are born with it, diagnosis may be delayed until 2+ years of age. A diagnosis is made by monitoring...

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...

Doctors’ attire really does matter to patients

Physicians may want to dig a little deeper into their closets, or grab their white coats on the way out of the operating room, if they...

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...

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...

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...

Life Healthcare delivers positive results despite tough trading conditions

Despite a challenging healthcare trading environment, Life Healthcare has delivered healthy interim results for the six months to 31 March with Group revenue growing...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

TMS to treat major depression performed at Netcare Milpark

A new non-invasive procedure, which uses a magnetic charge to stimulate targeted areas of the brain to treat conditions such as depression and anxiety,...