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...

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...

Retinal thinning could provide early sign of Parkinson’s disease

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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/

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...

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...

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...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

Doctors appeal to President to end hard lockdown now

Almost 30 doctors including GPs, psychiatrists, surgeons and researchers have signed a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to relax the current hard...